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ACE PREPARATORY ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL ADDS VIABLE EDUCATION OPTION TO NORTHEAST CORRIDOR

BES-Indy LLC, a special purpose entity of Charter School Support Services, a national nonprofit developer, recently closed on construction financing from LISC and IFF to finance the development of a facility located at 5326 Hillside Avenue which will be leased to a new K-5 charter elementary school, ACE Preparatory Academy (“ACE Prep”). The start-up school is founded by Anna Shults. ACE Prep is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016 and will serve a total of 432 students at full enrollment. Read more here.

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Submissions due Jan. 31 for Near Eastside Creative Placemaking Projects

GREAT PLACES 2020: EAST WASHINGTON AND OXFORD The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA), Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are partnering to support creative placemaking projects within the Near Eastside Great Places 2020 area. We are soliciting proposals from a broad range of creative practices (art installations, craft-based projects, music, performances, culinary achievements, special events, etc.) that contribute to the cultural identity of the Near Eastside Great Place. Successful projects will connect people together with the distinct place, history, stories or culture of the Near Eastside Great Place. Click here for application information.

New Art Installation at Holmes and King

GREAT PLACES 2020: WEST MICHIGAN AND KING Artistic and cultural activities strengthen a community, particularly when they reveal and celebrate its character and identity. Creative Placemaking provides a vital spark that brings a neighborhood to life and transforms it into a place where things happen and people want to be. This new art installation was created in partnership with LISC and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. The design was done by Wil D. Marquez of w/Purpose design. Fabrication was done by Cutting Edge Craftsmen LLC based out of the Brookside Industrial Complex. Planting, clean ups and hardscaping was done by volunteers over … Continued

Attention Design and Architecture professionals: Grant money available for design assistance for Facade Improvement Program

FOCUS is currently soliciting proposals from design or architecture professionals to provide design assistance to building-owners undertaking improvements partially funded through the Façade Improvement Program. Please submit electronically. Final selection and notification of the applicants will take place by the end of January. LISC will enter into a contract with the Design Consultant from February 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017. Please click here to download the application form. To be considered, responses to this RFP must be received by LISC electronically by 5:30 pm on February 15, 2016. Please send all submissions and refer questions to: Nicholas Johnson Local … Continued

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