Stories and Successes - ZAP Updates - November 2016

Recipients for Tier I and Zoological funding have been recommended. Plus, check out the stories and successes of ZAP-funded orgs and learn what professional development opportunities are coming up.
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  1. Tier I and Zoological - The Tier I Advisory Board has created its recommendations for funding. The Salt Lake County Council, who makes the final decision, will review and hear these recommendations within the coming month. If you applied for Tier I or Zoological funding but have not heard from ZAP, please contact us
  2. Tier II - If you have not yet signed your 2016 contract in ZoomGrants, please do so before the end of the year (ASAP). If you have questions about how to do this, please contact Megan Attermann (385.468.7058).
  3. All - Please add [email protected] to your email's safe senders list. This will ensure that you receive official funding updates from us in a timely manner. 
  4. All - Please join us for our first annual ZAP Open House on December 8, 2016 from 4 to 6 PM at Hale Centre Theatre.
  5. All - ZAP is partnering with the Salt Lake Emerging Arts Professionals and Utah Cultural Alliance to highlight outstanding emerging leaders in the county. We encourage you to nominate an outstanding emerging leader today. Learn more.  
Ever feel like you're spending too much time staring at a screen? We know we've added more screen time to your life with our new online process. Overall we're very pleased with this system, but we miss seeing your faces. Now that we're so digital, this end-of-year event could become a tradition. We hope you'll join us. There will be food!  
Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks
invites ZAP-funded organizations to a

ZAP Open House
Hale Centre Theatre
3333 Decker Lake Dr,
West Valley City, UT 84119

December 8, 2016 | 4 - 6 PM 
Ruby Chacon's Perseverance

Kitchen Science Experiments with Discovery Gateway
By Kristin Jahne | Discovery Gateway

It’s not every day you get to star in your own play, build a castle, invent a machine, repair a car, ride in a real helicopter, shoot a cannon indoors, or do science experiments in the kitchen. Guests and members of Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum get to do all that, and more! With 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun, children get the opportunity to imagine what they can become and learn through play. Discovery Gateway has been at the Gateway mall downtown location for 10 years and has brought the love of learning to nearly 3 million patrons since opening. (read more)

What is creativity?
By John Schaefer | Children's Media Workshop

This video was made after working for a few hours with 6th graders in a school that for many, due to academic and behavioral challenges, was “a last chance” to stay in the system. Obviously these are very bright people whom the current school system is failing. At the root of the eloquence they exhibit in the video is a simple Children’s Media Workshop (CMW) secret weapon - turning the learning over to them. They own and are responsible for their own performance. This is a complete flip of what school unfortunately and probably mostly unconsciously promotes. (read more)


The Inspiration and Origins of Creating an Arts Nonprofit
By Michelle Ludema | Mundi Project

It isn’t every day that you get the chance to turn the tables and interview your own boss.  At Mundi Project, my time goes toward planning events, fulfilling Piano Bank applications, and coordinating Ambassadors, musicians, and Mundi Live events.  So with the opportunity to delve into our origin story, and a much needed coffee break, I snuck in an interview with Mundi’s Executive Director, Hana Janatova and discussed a bit of the how and why Mundi was founded and what she has learned looking back on the first 10 years. (read more)


Fun for all seasons at the Foothill Cultural District
Compiled by Linda Hunt | Foothill Cultural District

The change of seasons is a wonder, and nowhere is it celebrated more than in the Foothill Cultural District.  Look to the east of the Salt Lake Valley – the leaves are turning red and gold, harvest-time pumpkins and late-blooming fall flowers dot the landscape.  It’s a great time to bring the family and make a day of it at the Foothill Cultural District’s nine attractions, all within 2.5 square miles. Here's where you can play. (read more)
Morning Commute (Gold Coast Terminal) Las Vegas, NV/Distance - 1 mile 6:26 a.m., 2006, C-print, 30 x 36 inches, purchased with funds from the Paul L. and Phyllis C. Wattis Endowment for Works on paper, UMFA2008.34.1

Trevor Paglen: Making the Invisible Visible
By Whitney Tassie | Utah Museum of Fine Arts

So much of what we know about the world, we learn through images: documentary photographs, maps, selfies, diagrams, satellite images, and so on. We are inundated with images that structure our world, drive our interests, and shape our thoughts. But, in actuality, so much exists outside the frame of the common image. Enter Trevor Paglen, the artist, cinematographer, geographer, researcher, and writer who makes the invisible visible. (read more)

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:
  • December 21
  • December 28
  • January 4
  • January 11
  • January 18
  • January 25
If you're interested in contributing, please contact Megan Attermann to discuss the details and schedule a date.
November 17 - November 30: #ZAPisThanks
It's the time of year to give thanks. Show us what you're grateful for, and we'll flood our feed with feelings of appreciation. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving!

We're excited to continue the Instagram challenge through the end of the year. Listed above is the theme for the rest of November. Be sure to use the hashtag we provide each week, on a public account, so we can highlight you!

- The ZAP Team

P.S. Encourage your staff, board, volunteers, artists, audience, patrons to play along! The more, the merrier! 

Have you checked out the Instagram Challenge yet? Follow us on Instagram to start. 
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 January 24. 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:
  • January 31
  • February 7
  • March 14
  • April 4
  • April 25
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.)
Utah Grantwriters Collective

Tips and Tricks for Granwriting
November 22 | 3:30 PM

Raw Bean Coffee
611 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

Scheduled agenda items:
  • A fresh slate: calendaring and planning for 2017
  • First steps to prepare for the year/new cycle of deadlines
  • Foundation and grantee relations: Article from the Chronicles of Philanthropy
  • General stewardship tips and tricks
Utah Grantwriters Collective is an informal group of grants pros from all fields and disciplines who meet every other month or so to share ideas and news, successes, challenges, questions and insights, as well as general development support and networking. The group is open for anyone to join. 
Utah Division of Arts & Museums + Utah Humanities

Grant Writing Basics
December 2

Rio Grande Depot
Zephyr Room
300 S. Rio Grande St.

Salt Lake City, UT 

Join the grants managers from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and Utah Humanities for a free, hands-on workshop. Learn best practices and tools for getting your message across, common budget errors, evaluation strategies, as well as general organizational readiness. One-on-one consultations with either grant manager are available following the workshop. The workshop is free but registration is required
Salt Lake County Disaster Revocery Conference 

Recovery to Resilience
December 7 | 8:30 - 4:30

Lunch provided
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W 3100 S
West Valley City, UT

You're invited to participate in the Salt Lake County Disaster Recovery Conference – Recovery to Resilience. Join with private and public stakeholders in learning about Salt Lake County’s Disaster Recovery Framework and building for our regional community’s resilience to disasters. Listen and learn from speakers about their first hand recovery experiences following the World Trade Center collapse and the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake. Seating is limited; don’t miss out. Click Registration to reserve your spot today!
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