SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County has announced 22 organizations will receive funding through the zoo, arts and parks tax tier I program in 2018.
In addition, three organizations — Utah’s Hogle Zoo, Tracy Aviary and the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium — will receive funding through the program’s zoological category.
The ZAP tax — 1 cent of every $10 spent in the county — partially funds more than 190 county arts and cultural organizations, as well as 30 parks and recreation facilities. The program was renewed with support from nearly 77 percent of county voters in 2014.
"The arts, cultural events, and the parks and trails in our county support the excellent quality of life enjoyed by residents,” Mayor Ben McAdams said in a statement. “ZAP is the result of a community that cares about making family memories and enjoying time together with friends. I’m grateful to our citizens who have chosen to support and take advantage of everything ZAP has to offer.”
The tier I organizations to receive funding include Art Access, Ballet West, Discovery Gateway, Hale Centre Theatre, Natural History Museum of Utah, Pioneer Theatre Co., Preservation Utah (formerly Utah Heritage Foundation), Red Butte Garden, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Co., Salt Lake Acting Co., Salt Lake Arts Council, Salt Lake Film Society, Spy Hop, Tanner Dance, Utah Arts Festival, Utah Film Center, Utah Humanities, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Utah Museum of Fine Art, Utah Symphony and Utah Opera, and UtahPresents.
Organizations that do not receive funding in are eligible to receive funding in the program’s tier II category.