We are here to help make the JCC campus an even more welcoming, user-friendly, and engaging place to be. Big Car Collaborative will work with the JFGI and campus partners to: 

Engage and connect with nearby residents, gathering input, sharing stories, and welcoming neighbors to the Campus as their very own cultural center

Reach the broader community, in particular young and creative communities who can partner with the Campus on programs and partnerships

Nurture a culture of collaboration among the organizations on campus

Mediate and navigate between the processes in motion on campus: creative placemaking testing, capital campaign, and construction improvements

Honor and celebrate the culture and history of the Jewish community alongside neighboring communities through programs, existing and new

Test ideas and plans by the design and leadership team on the site in temporary ways to help inform the planning process through sharing of observations

Better utilize the outdoor space on the campus as a community asset that is safely and visibly connected to the site’s surroundings

Advocate for, test, and implement steps for improved pedestrian and bike access to and within the campus

Develop the partners’ capacity to engage, program, and fundraise on an ongoing basis, for further placemaking interventions, artist programs, capital improvements, etc.

Enhance the sense of safety on the campus in creative ways that respect the need for security while avoiding defensive architectural elements


Who are we?

Big Car Collaborative is a flexible and adaptable nonprofit art and design organization based in Indianapolis. We facilitate people-focused placemaking and socially engaged art projects and programs in support of thoughtful and creative community.