5x5 re:Mix - Spinning Culture, Community, and Place
This August marks the second 5x5 event hosted by the Harrison Center for the Arts, but before we talk about this particular event let's clear a few things up! So what exactly is the 5x5? The 5x5 was launched last year by Central Indiana Community Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, and the Efroymson Family Fund with the hopes of “inspiring, igniting, and financially supporting creative and innovative ideas related to the arts.” To implement their mission, these Indianapolis funders have partnered with four Indy-based organizations composed of Big Car, People for Urban Progress, Harrison Center for the Arts, and Indy Hub. With the help of these four organizations, the platform has been constructed to award anyone with a great idea the opportunity to compete for a $10,000 prize at four unique 5x5 events!
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So how exactly does the 5x5 work? This year, each of the four host organizations have selected a unique theme for each event, the purpose of which is to inform the ideas submitted for the particular events. We are thrilled that the Harrison Center will be hosting this year’s third event which we so lovingly call “re:Mix.” We are looking for all ideas that spin together culture, community, and place. The cool part is that anyone can submit an idea application at 5x5indy.org, but you need to hurry because ideas are due July 7!
As you apply, remember that to have your idea considered, you will need to make a compelling case for how your idea aligns with the specified theme, as well as for what you will be able to accomplish with the $10,000 prize. The 5x5 panel will then choose what they believe to be the most unique, plausible, and sustainable five ideas out of the submitted applications. These five ideas will then be pitched on August 1, each with the chance of winning $10,000. So get those ideas spinning, folks, and we’ll see you soon!