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People for Urban Progress

1043 Virginia Ave. Ste. 213

Indianapolis, IN 46203

(We're located on the 2nd Floor of the Murphy Building in Fountain Square)

Entries in Harrison Center (2)

"The Cool Bus" winner of MAKE 5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation

Photo: Word on the Street's Jamey McPherson, Thomas Lewis, Elizabeth Sparrow, Chris Hartley and Kirstin Northenscold

Kirsten Northenscold presented "The Cool Bus" idea at MAKE 5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation event hosted by People for Urban Progress at Indianapolis Fabrications. The Cool Bus will be part installation, part toolbox, and all awesome. By setting up designated routes and coordinating with other educational institutions and nonprofits, they hope to become a literary center kids in Indianapolis can count on. Whether that be for their class on how to create a comic or for the final edits on a history paper. The result will be excited learners, better writers, and a more connected Indy.

Bayonet Media has started documenting their work. You can see The Cool Bus in action on Georgia Street Friday, June 28 at the next 5x5 Arts and Innovation event hosted by IndyHub.

Word on the Street: The Cool Bus from Word On The Street on Vimeo

PUP 5x5: $10,000 and 3 months to MAKE IT HAPPEN.

PUP to present 5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation; Make Your City: Make It Happen offering $10,000 prize, PROPOSALS are due March 15. MAKING is critical to how the arts, design, and innovation shape our urban environment. PUPs 5x5 arts innovation competition, applicants are challenged to submit proposals for high impact projects that can be executed in an extremely short timeline. Completed by June 28, 2013.

On April 12, PUP and several innovative local partners will will host the 5x5 series second event. 
The theme is Make Your City: Make it Happen. Open Call Submissions are due March 15. Submission requirements and details can be found here. Five will be selected to present their idea on 5 slides in 5 minutes. Presentations will take place at a free public event at Indianapolis Fabrications (1125 Brookside Ave, Suite G50) on April 12 at 7 p.m.

Collaborators helping PUP on the event — including with the selection and judging of ideas — include Indianapolis Fabrications, We Are City, URBN DSGN, Indianapolis International Network (IIN), Centric IndyBayonet MediaCivic Center of New Orleans and special guest Hiba Abdallah, Research Fellow at Broken City Lab from Windsor, Ontario.

5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation is a year long series of four themed idea-pitching events funded by Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), the Efroymson Family Fund and the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation. At each, an idea will be awarded $10,000. Big Car announced Round 1 winner on February 8. The next two 5x5 events — hosted by local nonprofits IndyHub and Harrison Center for the Arts — take place in June and September.