February 07, 2017
Winners have been chosen for this giveaway from the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.
Stay tuned for more opportunities.
January 31, 2017
Winners have been chosen for this giveaway from NOVA Chamber Music Series. Stay tuned for the next ZAP Ticket Tuesday!
January 24, 2017
2 winners have been chosen for this giveaway from Empress Theatre. Congrats to Bart in West Jordan and Nicole F. in Salt Lake City!
January 17, 2017
The winners of this giveaway from Sundance Film Festival are:
Maria R. (SLC), Melissa R. (North Salt Lake), and Genevieve (Taylorsville)
Stay tuned for our next ZAP Ticket Tuesday!
Popular Salt Lake County ZAP (Zoo, Arts and Parks) Program accepts grant applications from arts & cultural organizations
January 13, 2017
The Bboy Federation is currently funded in ZAP Tier II.
SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT – Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) is now accepting grant applications from qualifying organizations for 2017 Tier II funding. ZAP Tier II is a grant-making program that currently partially funds 153 arts and cultural organizations.
The grants ZAP distributes come from sales tax. One penny of every 10 dollars spent in Salt Lake County is set aside for this cause.
The ZAP Program first began in 1997 and was renewed in 2014 by the majority of Salt Lake County voters – a whopping 76.98%.
Applications can be found on ZAP’s website.
Tier II applications are due March 31, 2017 at 3:00 P.M.
- ZAP was recently renewed by nearly 77% of Salt Lake County voters and is now accepting grant applications.
- 175 arts and cultural organizations and over 30 parks and recreation facilities are partially funded by ZAP (Tier I, Tier II, Zoological and Recreation).
- Tier II = nonprofit or municipal arts, cultural and botanical organizations with budgets less than $354,000. This group also includes organizations that are new to ZAP. These applications are due March 31, 2017.
The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is currently funded in ZAP Tier II.
SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT – El programa de Zoologicos, Artes y Parques de Salt Lake (ZAP) esta aceptando aplicaciones de organizaciones que califican en el año 2017 en el nivel de Becas II este es un programa que otorga becas parciales para 153 organizaciones culturales y de artes.
Las becas ZAP se originan en los impuestos de ventas. 1 centavo de cada 10 dolares gastados en el condado de Salt Lakese utiliza para esta causa.
El programa ZAP empezo en 1997 y se renovo en 2014 por la mayoria votante de Salt Lake County- un sorprendente 76.98%.
Las aplicaciones se pueden encontrar en el sitio ZAP.
La fecha de cierre para convocatorias es Marzo 31, 2017 a las 3:00 P.M.
- ZAP fue recientemente renovado por casi 77% de los votantes de el condado de Salt Lake County y estamos aceptando aplicaciones.
- 175 de las organizaciones culturales y artisticas y mas de 30 parques y facilidades de recreacion son parcialmente fundadas por ZAP (Nivel I, Nivel II, Zoologicas y de Recreacion).
- Nivel II = Organizaciones de artes, culturales y botanicas y sin fines de lucro con presupuestos de menos de $354,000. Este grupo tambien incluye organizaciones nuevas a ZAP. Estas aplicaciones cierran em 31 de marzo, 2017.
January 10, 2017
A winner has been chosen for this Ticket Tuesday giveaway from Utah Children's Theatre. Stay tuned for more giveaways!
January 03, 2017
2 winners have been chosen for this ZAP Ticket Tuesday to THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, presented by the Grand Theatre.
Stay tuned for more giveaways!
December 27, 2016
2 winners have been chosen for this Ticket Tuesday giveaway from The Empress Theatre. Stay tuned for more chances to win free tickets to your favorite zoo, arts, & parks happenings around the county!
December 20, 2016
December 14, 2016
a preview of an UMFA ACME session by loveDANCEmore and conversation with Srilatha Singh
Utah’s schools are rich with dance.
By national comparison, Utah students have more enriching dance experiences than perhaps any other state. Thanks to ZAP-funded organizations, most K-6 students have the opportunity to view concerts and many move weekly to choreograph year-end performances. Secondary students work with seasoned educators and attend high-level workshops. As a result, and as with all subjects, dance has curricular standards to ensure a rigorous experience.
These standards are written in such a way that honors Utah’s concert dance tradition (think: RDT, Ririe Woodbury, Ballet West, and Tanner Dance) but makes lesser mention of cultural forms, suggesting that knowing about a folk dance or two is sufficient.
As part of loveDANCEmore, the community arm of my non-profit “ashley anderson dances,” I have avoided creating educational outreach for risk of diluting the rich offerings by the companies above. But I’ve also considered my own lack of cultural dance knowledge alongside troubling requests from teachers to “make” dances from YouTube footage and secondhand history.
Ashley Anderson performing at Hollins University photographed by Christy Pessagno.
To combat this divide: loveDANCEmore is working with UMFA on a dance-centered ACME workshop at the Marmalade Library on January 11th. ACME workshops are hosted by UMFA during renovations to consider the relationship of art, community, museum and education and the dance mashup pairs concert dance educators with cultural dance practitioners as they create opportunities for a public audience to move ideas from both dance genres.
One participant is Srilatha Singh, founder of Chitrakaavya dance which shares Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian form known for percussive and precise gesture. Singh trained primarily in the Kalakshetra style in Chennai and Delhi, India but over the years has found influence in other styles. For the past seven years, she has performed solo and group works in Salt Lake venues including the Fringe Festival at Westminster College. Prior to that she took a break from her classical training, getting two Master’s Degrees and her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Michigan. Most recently she performed a collaboration with modern dancers at Kingsbury Hall to open the tour of Ragamala.
Srilatha Singh in performance, photograph courtesy of the ChitraKaavya website.
In Utah, the audience from Bharatanatyam concerts is from the Indian diaspora, or aficionados of Indian or ethnic dance. Singh suggests that a general “lack of understanding of the language, dance vocabulary or cultural context” is why the form lacks a broad local audience. Her company has tried to connect in informal ways, demonstrating how Bharatanatyam can be interpreted.
Singh thinks that Bharatanatyam has much
in common with current K-12 dance instruction saying that “the technique, and
discipline, of the form is similar to what ballet and modern companies bring
forth...with an aesthetic experience as deeply satisfying for both performers
and audience.” She also knows that it could be co-curricular as the rhythms
embedded in the practice teach math concepts like addition, multiplication and
least common multiples; science concepts states of matter and even poetry, as
Bharatanatyam is often linked to metered, narrative texts.
For the dance mashup, Singh will be paired with Ai Fujii Nelson of Ririe Woodbury Dance Company (RW) looking at how Bharatanatyam can link with RW’s approach of time, space and energy, as the elements of dance. Other pairings include Repertory Dance Theater and Tablado Flamenco, Tanner Dance and Gwynn Smith of the Navajo nation.
Ashley Anderson is a choreographer based in Salt Lake City and recipient of the 2014 Mayor’s Artist Award in the Performing Arts. Her recent choreography has been presented locally by the Rio Gallery, the BYU Museum of Art, the City Library, and the Utah Heritage Foundation as well as national venues: DraftWork at Danspace Project, BodyBlend at Dixon Place, Performance Mix at Joyce SOHO (NY); Crane Arts Gallery, the Arts Bank (PA); and the Taubman Museum of Art (VA), among others. Teaching includes: the American Dance Festival, Hollins University, the University of Utah, Dickinson College Dance Theater Group, University of the Arts Continuing Studies, Westminster College, the Virginia Tanner Dance Program and many high schools and community centers. Ashley currently directs loveDANCEmore community dance events using the resources of ashley anderson dances, a registered 501(c)3. Her projects with loveDANCEmore are also shared in Utah’s visual art magazine, 15 BYTES, where she serves as the dance editor. ashleyandersondances.com