Stories and Successes - ZAP Updates - February 2017

The Tier I and Zoological Applications are now open. Plus, check out the stories and successes of ZAP-funded orgs, and learn about our first Outstanding Salt Lake Emerging Arts Professional.
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Tier I + Zoo Updates
  • The Tier I & Zoological 2018 application is now open. Begin an application in ZoomGrants today.
  • Applications are due Friday, May 12 at 3 PM
  • We're waiting on the final tax revenue numbers in order to provide you with 2016's reconciled numbers.
  • We are working on your 2017 contracts. We will notify you as soon as these are ready to sign.  
Tier II  Updates
  • 2017 Applications are now open. The deadline is March 31 at 3 PM (MST).
  • The last application in-person workshop at the Salt Lake County Government Center (2001 S. State Street, Room N2-800) is TONIGHT! RSVP now. 
  • 2015 Evaluations are due March 31. If you received funding from your 2015 application, you will need to fill out this evaluation to be considered for future funding. 

TONIGHT! Fieldwork: Giving & Receiving Feedback

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:30pm
Where: Utah Opera Production Studios: 336 N 400 W Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Cost: Free

Amy Caron will lead a Fieldwork workshop. Selected SLEAP artists will show work and exchange feedback with their peers using the Fieldwork format, which was designed by artists.  The group is multidisciplinary.  Artists are intentionally not segregated by creative discipline or experience level because feedback from a diverse audience is valuable information to an artist and we value cross-disciplinary exposure to cultivate a broad range of feedback dialogue. In summary, the goals of The Field are the following:
  • Provide artists with a safe place to present their work and receive feedback in terms that are constructive, challenging, and nurturing. 
  • Re-energize artists in relationship to their work by having other artists respond to their work, providing a new perspective. 
  • Break through the isolation of working as an independent artist by joining other artists who are in a similar process of development.
  • Participate in an on-going deadline structure to facilitate productivity.
  • Develop artists’ abilities to articulate clearly what they perceive in others’ works.
Interested individuals who want to observe the process, please RSVP to: [email protected]

Perform at the new Eccles Theater

Salt Lake City’s newest performing arts venue, the Eccles Theater, opened its doors in October 2016 and has since hosted a variety of events in its Delta Performance Hall.  But the hall isn’t the theater’s only performance space, in fact, the Eccles Theater offers a variety of adaptable theatrical settings including the Regent Street Black Box, McCarthey Plaza, Winter Garden and Rehearsal Room.

Regent Street Black Box 
This intimate and unadorned box-style theater, similar to the Leona Wagner Black Box, offers a blank canvas that can be transformed into your theatrical vision. Performances of all types will thrive in the space with its versatile stage and seating options, modern sound and light, a tension grid, and theatrical soft goods.

McCarthey Plaza
The Eccles Theater’s outdoor gathering place sits in the center of the newly revitalized Regent Street. With space for tenting, stage and production equipment, and audiences up to 1,000 people as well as ample electricity the plaza is an exciting new option to host concerts and festivals.   

Winter Garden
The Winter Garden has a stunning backdrop of 2 grand staircases, terrazzo art flooring, multi-colored balustrade glass ascending the tiers, and a soaring glass window framing it all which creates a distinct atmosphere for live music, lectures, and dance.

Rehearsal Studio
The Eccles Theater Rehearsal Studio is perfect for dance and drama practice, with a sprung dance floor, mirrors, ballet bars and a sound system.

A Professional Event Team
Eccles Theater’s professional and knowledgeable event team will help with your production from start to finish including event management, ticketing services, patron services, and technical support. The Eccles team is part of Salt Lake County Center for the Arts, who operates Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, and the Rose Wagner Center, and promises to bring a wealth of experience to your event.

Setup a site visit today by calling 385-468-1030 or email [email protected]
More information on the spaces at the Eccles Theater is available at
Zoo, Arts and Parks has a growing blog! Be a part of building a large archive of stories about your work and the personal impact of arts, culture and recreation! Share your story. We are currently looking for blog posts to go live on the following dates:
  • March 29
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • May 31
  • And beyond!
If you're interested in contributing, please contact Megan Attermann to discuss the details and schedule a date.

Changing Stars: Recognizing Chelsea Kauffman
By Rachel Cook | Salt Lake Emerging Arts Professionals

Chelsea Kauffman is a recent graduate from the SUU Master of Fine Arts, Arts Administration program.  Nominated by her supervisor from a summer internship at Repertory Dance Theatre, they were excited and inspired by Chelsea’s “authenticity, engagement, innovation, vision and effectiveness.”  She was able to accomplish a massive amount for RDT and clearly left a lasting, positive impression through her work there.  We are honored to present her with our first Outstanding Salt Lake Emerging Arts Professional award.

Here is more about our award winner, Chelsea:

When did you fall in love with the arts?

I grew up in a home full of a passion for music, creativity, and talent. I sang, played the saxophone and guitar, and danced. At 14, I discovered theater and it was then that I truly fell in love with the arts. Being involved in theatre and music provided me with a safe space to be myself, feel comforted, and have a home and a family to support me.

How have you seen the positive effects of the arts in your life or in the Salt Lake County?

When I was 14 my family was struggling financially and ended up homeless for quite some time.

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Three Driven and Intelligent Women
By Daisy Blake | Pygmalion Theatre Company

Pygmalion Theatre Company’s season continues with “Eleemosynary,” by Lee Blessing, directed by Jeremy Chase, which plays Feb. 24 through March 11. The show stars Barb Gandy, Tracie Merrill and Sydney Shoell. 

“Eleemosynary,” which premiered in 1985, follows the relationships between three generations of women. The word ‘eleemosynary’ itself plays a significant part in the plot.

The play probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie (Artemis), who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie’s daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect—and sensitivity—whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea.

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We all love #ZAPTicketTuesday!

Thank you to the following ZAP-funded organizations for donating tickets for our giveaways this past month:
Several organizations have donated tickets through April 2. Thank you! We look forward to highlighting your organizations in the coming weeks!

If you're interested in donating, we are currently seeking donations for the following giveaway dates:
  • May 9
  • May 16
  • May 23
  • May 30
  • And beyond!
Please keep in mind that giveaways usually take place 3 to 4 weeks before your event. This gives us time to create the entry form and mail the tickets to the winner(s). Prior to sending any tickets, please contact Megan Attermann to discuss scheduling a giveaway date and other logistics. We greatly appreciate early inquiries. If there are any events in 2017 that you would like to donate tickets for, feel free to schedule those giveaways with Megan now.

(Note: our giveaways are hosted on Tuesdays, but your event may occur any day.)

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