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Big Car Collaborative is a 501c3 nonprofit that formed in 2004 with the mission of bringing art to people and people to art, sparking creativity in lives to support communities. Your generosity helps us boost the quality of life for people of all ages and backgrounds by bringing art, creativity, and cultural experiences to their lives. Visit our donor page here to see who else is helping Big Car. And watch a video about the donors behind Tube Factory. In addition to the option of clicking on the donate link above, checks can be mailed to us at Tube Factory artspace:

Big Car Collaborative
1125 Cruft Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

We are able to take donations of stocks and securities. Email us at info at bigcar dot org if you have questions. Also, check out our Amazon wish list page here.

Our year: 2021 by the Numbers 

Though we started major construction on our greenspace and were closed to in person events until August due to the continued pandemic, we … 

  • brought 59 public events and programs to the city
  • paid 32 artists through our events, commissioned exhibitions and projects
  • supported 214 local artists through regranting with $125,000 granted to artists and community organizations 
  • hosted 17 exhibitions featuring the work of 27 artists
  • supported 16 artists in residence 
  • expanded our affordable artist housing program to 15 houses on one block
  • though we were closed till August then only open two days a week, we still reached an audience of 7,327 people through virtual and in-person programming 
  • partnered with 32 other organizations
  • connected with 10,395 people through online streaming with our FM radio station, 99.1 WQRT and thousands more through our broadcast with a daily potential reach of 500,000
  • co-hosted the Walk Bike Places conference attended by 581 from around the world people in Indianapolis and online
  • engaged thousands of participants in 38 creative placemaking projects and free public programs around the city