City of Indianapolis, Indiana - Department of Public Works
The NEA grant will support art and temporary design activities to demonstrate concepts for the permanent redesign of Monument Circle in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Project activities include an open call for ideas from local artists to propose surprising and experimental arts experiences that illuminate the potential for Monument Circle to become an active hub of the city's cultural and civic life. City of Indianapolis Office of Sustainability, Big Car Collaborative, and Arts Strategies will engage residents and visitors to improve the design of this key civic space and its connection to local neighborhoods and other nearby institutions. Spanning four acres, Monument Circle is the epicenter of Indianapolis. The project will serve 20,000 downtown residents and larger city of 844,000 people.