What to expect from 5x5 Artists who want to make Indy into a "dream city" will compete for $10,000. Here's a sneak peak.
It all comes down to five minutes; at least for five Indianapolis artists who are getting ready to compete for $10,000. The last round of Big Car's 2015 5x5 competition is upon us, and this time it's all about making a dream city. Five Indianapolis artists have been chosen to present five ideas, in five minutes, using five slides. Their pitches will be heard by a panel of judges in the hopes of going home with $10,000 to make their concepts a reality. One of the beautiful things about the 5x5 is that a good handful of the projects end up being made with or without the check; or some form of them at least. Big Car also helps by giving the other runners-up $500 for making it as far as they did. For this month's theme, Dream Indy, there were 27 submissions all competing for the funds (courtesy of Central Indiana Community Foundation the Efroymson Family Fund, the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and Lilly Endowment Inc. Thanks y'all). The 5x5 competition has quite a bit of experience under its belt, going three years strong and a tab of over $110,000 thrown behind 11 projects.