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1043 Virginia Ave. Ste. 213

Indianapolis, IN 46203

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

Entries in Indianapolis Fabrications (12)

2013 Indiana Innovation Award Winner: People for Urban Progress

2013 Indiana Innovation Award Winner: People For Urban Progress from Engage Video on Vimeo.

Centric Indy interviews Michael Bricker and Ryan Gallagher on the PUPstop project.

 

Community Volunteer Day Coming Up

Community Volunteer Day coming up on Saturday, July 13 from 1-4 p.m., and we would love to have you participate. We will be at Indianapolis Fabrications, and we need help processing RCA Dome and Super Bowl materials so that they can be transformed into products and projects for our city.
If you're interested in joining us, please RSVP here: http://pupcommunityday.eventbrite.com/ 

Introducing, The Cool Bus

Word on the Street submitted an idea to PUP hosted #MAKE5x5: Indianapolis arts and innovation contest to convert an old school bus into a literary art center with a budget of $10,000 and a time frame of 11 weeks. Here's their story. Introducing, The Cool Bus.

5X5 / Cool Bus from People For Urban Progress on Vimeo.

The debut of The Cool Bus took place on June 28 at IndyHub hosted 5x5: Indianapolis arts and innovation with the theme "Face Your City: an urban love affair" where Malina Jeffers walked away with $10,000 to make her idea happen: I am an Artist.

There's one more opportunity to win $10,000 to MAKE It Happen. The final chapter in this year's 5x5 series takes place at Harrison Center for the Arts on Friday, September 6 with the theme: "Connect Your City." Accepting submissions now through Wed, July 31.

 

MAKE 5x5

We hosted 5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation's MAKE Your City, Make it Happen last month. Here's a quick look at what happened, who won, and what's next!

PUP 5X5 from People For Urban Progress 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.

How To Purchase Bush Stadium Seats (updated)

 

Purchase Bush Stadium Seats “as-is” from People for Urban Progress on Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, February 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Indianapolis Fabrications (1125 Brookside Ave, Suite G50). Please plan to make payment (cash and credit card only) and pick up seats during these times.

Seats will be sold as single ($45) and double ($80) will NOT include a base (as in, they won't stand up by themselves) and have not been refurbished what-so-ever. Additional information can be found here. Proceeds from the sale of seats will go towards community projects.

Seats may include lead paint. All those purchasing the seats will be required to sign an 'as-is' waiver acknowledging these conditions.

Interested in having some refurbished Bush Stadium Seats in Your Community? Here's what you need to know.

Interested in sponsoring a PUPstop (seating at IndyGo bus stops)? Here's what you need to know.

Project Support for 2013.


We've accomplished a great deal in the past four years by staying focused and true to our mission of DOING. As we plan for 2013, we'd love for you to be a part of that in a greater way.

  • $20: Covers an hour of product prototyping time. (75 anticipated hours needed in 2013.)
  • $100: Sponsors a Volunteer Day. (4 scheduled days in 2013.)
  • $300: Covers material storage for a month.
  • $850: Provides one (1) new PUPstop - An IndyGo bus stop with refurbished Bush Stadium Seats. (5 have been installed, anticipate installing 30 more in 2013.)
  • $1500: Pays for a workday to process materials. (Estimated 10 days needed in 2013 - Need to tackle 5 workdays in January 2013.)

You or your company can make a contribution through our secure giving site or contact amy@peopleup.org.

Thank you for your continued support and following our work.

New PUPstops Installed.

Four new PUPstops were installed last month at Nora, Broad Ripple, Ivy Tech, and Garfield Park Library. We've got 5 more stops lined up for early next year. Help sponsor more stops here.

SUPER BOWL AUCTION!

GOODS FOR GOOD!

SUPER BOWL XLVI banners and signs launch for auction on Ebay starting Nov. 21st at noon! LINK HERE.

We will continuously be posting new items over the next few weeks, so check back regularly. Banner fabrics vary, including vinyl, polyblend, and mesh. Select items feature the Lombardi trophy and the NFL logo. 

Proceeds benefit PUP's ongoing urban enhancement projects, among these include fabric processing, Bush Stadium seating, public space design, and solar farm research!

PUPstops: The Bush Stadium Seat Salvage Project

We have officially launched the PUPstop program in partnership with IndyGo. Perhaps you've noticed some new Bush Stadium Seat installations around town? Do you invision these seats in a neighborhood near you? Read more about the program and put in your request here!