Zoo, Arts & Parks Blog
Tier II Funding Continues to Support Arts and Culture Across Salt Lake County
The Salt Lake County Council has unanimously approved the Tier II Advisory Board recommendations for 2017 funding. $1,982,900 of ZAP funds will be distributed
to 171 Tier II organizations for the purpose of building organizational
capacity and enhancing cultural offerings throughout Salt Lake County. The types of organizations funded include
community symphonies, historical museums, dance, visual arts, theatre, art and
ethnic festivals, natural history, folk arts, botanical gardens and more.
This year's application highlights include:
- 175 applications
received – the largest number to date
million in funding requests from applicants
- 20 new
applicants – a record for new applications in one year
- 27 organizations applied
for over $15,000 with audited or reviewed financial statements - meaning
that more groups are growing in Salt Lake County
Applicants reported an impressive
breadth of work including:
- 13,592 events in Salt
- 1,479 full
and part-time jobs provided
- 2 million
free admissions (up from 1.3 million last year)
- $85 million
in expenses - that's all money returned to the local economy!
The Zoo, Arts and Parks program continued to improve efficiency
of fund distribution this year with an online grant application process, now in its
second year of operation. By using
ZoomGrants, the Tier II Advisory Board easily viewed videos and photographs
submitted by the applicants, which allowed board members to make more informed
With funding recommendations approved, the 2017
Tier II application process is now complete. Organizations funded in Tier II
can expect to receive funding in two installments in January and May of 2018.
Applications for 2018 will open
Want to learn more?
1. View a complete list of funded organizations.
2. Learn more about the ZAP funding process.
Ticket Tuesday Gets Mysterious
A Shakespearean Ticket Tuesday
Winners have been selected for this giveaway courtesy The Grand Theatre: Natalie K. (SLC) and Francisco R. (Draper).
Stay tuned for the next ZAP Ticket Tuesday.
ZAP Ticket Tuesday with NHMU
A random winner has been selected for this giveaway courtesy the Natural History Museum of Utah: congrats to Vickie S. in Taylorsville!
Natural History Museum of Utah is funded in part through a grant from Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP).
A Night Out with Empress Theatre
Winners have been selected for this ZAP Ticket Tuesday giveaway courtesy The Empress Theatre.
Stay tuned for future giveaways!
The Empress Theatre is funded in part through a grant from
Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP).