2013 Nice Grantees
Making Indy That Much Nicer

Activity Winners Partners
Bee Public
Kate Franzman quit her day job at an ad agency to pursue her passion as an urban farmer and bee keeper in Indianapolis.
Clifton-on-the-River Green Tomato Festival
According to Sarah Grain, "The Clifton on the River Green Tomato Festival is a small block party, meant to grow in size as the loving and respectful interactions between neighbors become more plentiful."
Draw on the Walls
The purpose of Anderson's Draw on the Walls project was to create a nifty robot capable of creating murals for installation at Big Car Service Center.
Freewheelin' Community Bikes
Freewheelin' developed an apprentice mechanic / youth leadership program that allows kids to earn a bike while learning to care for and repair them.
IndyGo PUPstop
Only 45 of the city's IndyGo stops have seating – the People for Urban Progress sought a Nice Grant to help increase that number with the use of some unique materials.
Cataracts Music Fest
A full day of Indy homegrown musical talent was too crazy-fun NOT to do again. CMF needed a Nice Grant to help them with setpieces and making the big move to Garfield Park!
Earth Art Labyrinth
Public art pro Barbara Zech envisioned an earth art labyrinth installation to be displayed at the Indianapolis Art Center. She organized a pop-up workshop to get the wheels rollin'.
Visualize Indy
Jon Ford organized and facilitated the creation of a series of infographics that help people visualize different issues affecting Central Indiana.
Digital tools used with analog methods – what? This Muncie-based group is involved with a number of public artworks around the state, and joined together through an architectural thesis.
Coder Dojo Indy
This group is all about encouraging girls to explore technology and computer programming. Their grant helped provide promotion and materials to get the word out about Dojo activities!