Connect your City, Connect your Neighborhood 5×5 Competition

From the Harrison Center for the Arts:

“Pitch your idea to build community through the arts and innovation!

The Harrison Center for the Arts invites you to Connect Your City:  Connect Your Neighborhood, the last in a series of four 5×5 events. The 5×5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation Prize is a contest designed to foster community building and art-focused innovations in central Indiana. Project applications can be submitted from June 30-July 31.  Five applicants will be selected to present an innovative idea that involves the arts and Indianapolis urban neighborhoods with five slides in five minutes.   The winning project will receive $10,000 to make it happen.

Connect Your City is a free event, taking place Friday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the historic sanctuary at the Harrison Center for the Arts.

To download a submission form, click here.

Since our inception, the Harrison Center for the Arts has sought to be catalyst for renewal in Indianapolis. Our mission has always been bigger than art for art’s sake. Today, we’re fostering the creation of new art, building a community among artists and emerging art patrons, creating new partnerships, and providing a forum for public conversations between artists and the community.  In short, we’re using art to change the world. We’re using “cultural development” to change the community in which we live and work.

HCA is grateful for our connections in the city who are helping us with this event:

Lacy Leadership Association, Pattern Magazine, two21, The Platform and Urban Times. These groups will select and judge submissions.

Funded by CICF, the Efroymson Family Fund and the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, this year-long idea-pitching series awards $10,000 to the winning idea at each of four events. Previous 5×5 events: Big Car’s “Revolutionize Your City: Arts + Technology = Innovation” was February 8, and Craig Mince of the Indy Film Fest took home $10k in winnings for his Pop-Up Roving Cinema idea. People for Urban Progress hosted “Make Your City: Make It Happen” on April 12, where Kirstin Northenscold and”The Cool Bus,” a moveable classroom/library retrofitted inside an old school bus, grabbed the prize.  Indy Hub hosted “Face your City: An Urban Love Affair” on June 28. $10,000 went to Malina Jeffers and her “I Am an Artist” project.”×5-competition/

Jason Kelly