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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Community Foundation Announces Social Innovation Challenge (deadline: July 15)

The Social Innovation Challenge
Application for Nonprofit Organizations

Overview: The 2010 Social Innovation Challenge is designed to bring together promising Utah non-profits and business leaders to develop out-of-the-box entrepreneurial solutions to common issues faced by Utah’s non-profits. The challenge is generously supported by Clearlink, Mountain American Credit Union, BlueLine and the University Impact Fund.

The Opportunity: An independent set of judges will select 3 non-profit organizations facing problems common to many organizations from a finalist pool of 15 applicants. While all 15 will receive critical feedback on their issue, the 3 selected will have the unique opportunity to work alongside a panel of 3-5 entrepreneurial business leaders selected for unique expertise and insight into scalable and sustainable solutions. Additional expertise will be available from specialists and service professions. In addition, each panel will receive up to $5,000 to effectively implement their solution and document their results so that they can be replicated by the non-profit community. The implementation will be completed over a 3 month period and presented at the Social Innovation Forum. (A final date will be announced this summer).

Why should my agency participate? The Social Innovation Challenge stimulates a new way of approaching public issues built on innovation, accountability and impact. In short, smart philanthropy.
− It creates a new model of corporate philanthropy in Utah – one that is driven by results and based in meaningful engagement.
− It supports nonprofits seeking to develop sound business practices and revenue generating activities, reducing their dependence on donations.
− It encourages a new generation of leaders to engage with organizations and people that strengthen our community.
− It provides a challenging and valuable activity to increase the skills and networks of employees in both the private and public sectors.
− It matches the current economic crisis with the optimism, energy and strong strategic minds of our state.
− It is a truly collaborative platform to focus the capacity of our citizens on the issues we face, together.
Why are mentors interested? The Social Innovation Challenge is a high-impact, time-limited way to deploy the smarts and innovation of Utah’s private sector to the common and complex problems facing our social sector. Since the projects are crafted to be focused ‘surgical strikes’ with quick implementations and measurable impacts it uses entrepreneurs skills effectively and efficiently in service to the common good.

Applicants: Qualified applicants are Utah based non-profits facing a problem critical to their business and community impact. These problems require innovative solutions to the organization’s business model, marketing plan, revenue and financial strategies or others. Applicants must commit the time and staff needed to work with the mentor panel, implement the project and share the results with the public.

− A business plan to develop a new, ongoing source of revenue.
− An internal audit to maximize efficiencies and improve business practices.
− Marketing and branding to a new customer base.
Judging Criteria: We do not anticipate that all projects will be successful but we do want others to understand and learn from your experience.
− Scalability: The application should clearly articulate the severity of the problem to the organization and community. The magnitude of the need for a new approach to the issue should be clearly expressed.
− Impact: The potential impact on the community and similar agencies by the success of the potential solution should be clearly stated and potentially replicable.
− Transparency: Applicants should be willing to share their details, devote resources, adequately prioritize the project and take the associated risks involved with being selected as a finalist.
− Fiscal and Timing Feasibility: Problems submitted must be able to complete or implement their proposed solution within 3-6 months and require $5,000 or less.


Please complete and return this application in an MS Word format by JULY 15. We will schedule a more in-depth interview with up to 15 applicants. If you have any questions about this process, please call Fraser Nelson at (801) 559 3005. You may attach your financials.

About your organization

* Organization Name: ______________________________________________
* What is the social problem addressed by your organization? (one sentence)
* How are you organized to solve it? (one sentence)
* Mission (50 words or less)
* Founded in:
* Population Served (one sentence):
* Strategic Partners/Existing Mentors:
* What is your social impact? (one sentence)
* What metrics do you currently use to measure that impact? (50 words or less)
* Funding History:
o Annual Operating Budget:
o Funding Sources:
___ % government ___ % private foundation ___ % earned revenue
___ % individuals ___ % corporate gifts ___ % other (describe)

* Management Team (please attach names and affiliation or bios):
o Full Time Management:
o Board of Directors:

Issues facing your non-profit

Please answer each of the following in a few sentences.
* Monetizing
o What assets (tangible and intangible) does your organization have?
o Are they currently monetized? If so, how?

* Business Efficiency
o Do you employ a full or part time CFO?
o Please attach your most recent quarterly financial statement.
o What areas are your financial Strengths? Weaknesses?

* General Marketing
o What is your current marketing strategy?
o Are you attempting to target a new audience?


Describe the problem facing your non-profit and how being a part of this competition would have an impact on your organization and the greater community and nonprofit sector at large (in 500 words or less)

You may wish to review these comparable applications:
• http://www.innocentive.com/landing/global-giveback.php
• http://www.venturecapital.org/documents/Welcome_to_investorsChoice-2010.pdf

Have "Brunch with the Bennets" @ USF (Cedar City: July 15, 22, Aug 6, 19)

Have Brunch with Actors from “Pride and Prejudice” at the Utah Shakespearean Festival

Who: The Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival
What: “Brunch with the Bennets” an exciting fundraising event
When: July 15 and 22, and Aug. 6 and 19
Where: The Garden House of Cedar City (165 S. 100 W.)
Tickets: Call 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit bard.org

CEDAR CITY, UT—Utah Shakespearean Festival audiences are invited to attend “Brunch with the Bennets,” an exciting fundraising event. Meet members of the “Pride and Prejudice” cast and learn exclusive behind-the-scenes details about the summer production. The brunches will be held on July 15 and 22 and Aug. 6 and 19 at 11 a.m. at The Garden House of Cedar City (165 S. 100 W.). Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. More information is available at www.bard.org.

Participants will enjoy a lovely garden brunch, and see a special presentation by a member of the “Pride and Prejudice” production team about creating the world of Jane Austen onstage. Everyone who attends the brunch will receive a copy of the “Pride and Prejudice” novel, and will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Members of the cast will be on hand to answer questions, autograph the novels, and pose for pictures.

Tickets to “Brunch with the Bennets” and “Pride and Prejudice” are available now at 1-800-PLAYTIX (1-800-752-9849 ) and bard.org. The summer season runs from June 28 to Sept. 4 and also includes Shakespeare’s “Much Ado about Nothing,” “The Merchant of Venice,” and “Macbeth,” in addition to Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps,” and the world premiere musical “Great Expectations.” The Festival is located on the corner of 300 W. and Center St. in Cedar City, Utah.

Media Contact: Amanda Caraway, 435-586-1969
More photos of “Pride and Prejudice” are available at http://bard.org/news/photos/pride/photos2010pride.html. Name: press, password: usf2006.
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Spy Hop & State Room Present Shannon Witworth (SLC: July 16)

Buy Tickets Online (or call 801-532-7500)
Spy Hop Productions and The State Room present North Carolina's Shannon Whitworth. Over the past several years, Shannon Whitworth's impact in the world of Americana music has created lofty expectations by fans nationwide. As a founding member of the acclaimed acoustic quartet The Biscuit Burners, Shannon received national praise for her definitive songwriting and captivating voice.

Opening for Shannon will be Cub Country and Spy Hop Records' own Joel Brown . Cub Country is a rock band that revolves around singer/songwriter Jeremy Chatelain. Since 1999, Chatelain has penned songs about his time in Brooklyn, North Carolina, Seattle and Salt Lake City. These songwriting elements are mixed with a dose of rootsy rock and roll and topped with Chatelain's soothing, easy voice. The band has recently released a new LP, "Stretch That Skull Cover and Smile."

At only 21 years old, Joel Brown is a dynamic emerging singer/songwriter recently signed to the Spy Hop Records label. His music is inviting and personal, with a powerful voice that causes even the most stoic and indifferent listeners to lend an ear. Joel is constantly evolving and his new record is a progression away from his poppy roots. Proceeds from the evening's show will benefit Spy Hop's innovative youth media arts programs in film, music, and digital design.

With her debut solo release, Shannon reminds us that innocence has No Exceptions. Pure, strong, and heartfelt, she catches the ears and touches the hearts of even the most unsuspecting bystander.

"Her vocals are some of the most expressive, and sultry, that I've ever heard"
- David Royko, Chicago Tribune

"An interesting and sporadically brilliant musician, with a smoky singing voice that reminds me of a grittier Neko Case or a harder Patsy Cline."
- Seth Wilson, The Pulse, Chattanooga.

"Shannon Whitworth's fluid voice rolls lazily over her lyrics; contemporary, bluesy, rooted in traditional but bearing a feel of Billie Holiday"
- Carol Mallett Rifkin, Asheville Citizen Times

NEA releases study on how americans use electronic media to participate in arts


The National Endowment for the Arts also launches YouTube and Facebook channels

Washington, D.C. — When compared with non-media participants, Americans who participate in the arts through technology and electronic media – using the Internet, television, radio, computers, and handheld devices – are nearly three times more likely to attend live arts events; attend twice as many live arts events; and attend a greater variety of genres of live arts events, according to a report released today by the National Endowment for the Arts and available at www.arts.gov.

Audience 2.0: How Technology Influences Arts Participation looks at who is participating in the arts through electronic media, what factors affect their participation, and the relationship between media-based arts activities, live attendance, and personal arts creation. The findings in Audience 2.0 are intended to help arts organizations better understand their audiences’ uses of technology and electronic media.

“We are faced with the Internet, social media, and other new technologies, and I believe the arts field must embrace them and integrate them into our work.” said Chairman Landesman in a video greeting that posts today on the NEA website.

Audience 2.0 stems from the NEA’s 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). Conducted in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, the survey is the nation’s largest, most representative study of arts participation among American adults. Since 1982, the SPPA has measured American adult participation in activities such as attendance at jazz, classical music, opera, musical plays, non-musical plays, and ballet performances, and visits to art museums or galleries. The SPPA categorizes these as “benchmark” activities, providing a standard group of arts activities for more than two decades of consistent trend analysis. Audience 2.0 takes a closer look at how audiences use electronic media to engage in these benchmark activities.

Among the findings in Audience 2.0:

· People who participate in the arts through electronic media are nearly three times as likely to attend live benchmark arts events as non-media participants (59 percent versus 21 percent). In addition, they attend twice as many arts events on average (6 events versus 3 events in one year) and in a greater variety of live art forms. Media-based arts participation appears to encourage — rather than replace — live arts attendance.

· Education continues to be the best predictor of arts participation among adults – both for live attendance and through electronic media. Survey respondents with at least some college education were more likely than respondents with a grade school education to have used electronic media to participate in the arts.

· For many Americans — primarily older Americans, lower income, and racial/ethnic minority groups —electronic media is the only way they participate in benchmark arts events.
The 15.4 percent of U.S. adults who use media only to engage with the arts are equally likely to be urban or rural.

· Twenty-one percent (47 million) of all U.S. adults reported using the Internet to view music, theater, or dance performances in the last 12 months. Twenty-four percent (55 million) obtained information about the arts online.

In another first for the agency, the Audience 2.0 report is being released only in an electronic format that includes multimedia features. Chairman Landesman’s video greeting will be accompanied by a video commentary on the report from Sunil Iyengar, NEA Director of Research &Analysis. Additionally, each chapter will open with videos from arts organizations that represent each of the benchmark disciplines tracked by the report.

Today’s announcement takes place as part of a live webcast of the 170th meeting of the National Council on the Arts, also available in archived format.

As part of its ongoing analysis of the SPPA data, the NEA is making raw data and detailed statistical tables available to researchers and the public. The tables highlight demographic factors affecting adult participation in a variety of art forms.

NEA on YouTube and Facebook

Today, the NEA also launches official agency channels on the video sharing website YouTube and the social networking site Facebook. Both channels reflect the agency’s interest in regularly engaging in greater dialogue with the American public.

The YouTube site will feature videos from the Endowment highlighting NEA programs, art events, speeches, artist profiles, among other content. NEA Facebook will include status updates on new NEA content, photos and videos of Heritage Fellows and NEA Jazz Masters, and audio samples of NEA Jazz Moments and podcasts.

About the National Endowment for the Arts

The NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts – both new and established – bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the largest annual national funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases. For more information, please visit www.arts.gov.

The NEA is the only federal agency to conduct long-term and detailed analyses of arts participation. For more than 30 years, the NEA Office of Research & Analysis has produced periodic research reports, brochures, and notes on significant topics affecting artists and arts organizations, often in partnership with other federal agencies such as the U.S. Census Bureau. The NEA is committed to extending the conversation about arts participation by making data available to both the research community and the public at large.

Audience 2.0: How Technology Influences Arts Participation and other NEA research are available in the Research section of the NEA website.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

JOB: Content Production Manager @ The Leonardo (SLC)

Job Description:
Content Production Manager

The Leonardo is a science, tech and art center committed to the exploration of current issues in science and society. The Leonardo strives to set new standards in excellence in visitor experience. We are seeking to create exhibits, programs, and user-generated content that provoke thoughts, ideas, and discussions.

The Leonardo is now seeking a creative person to fill the role of Production Manager for Content and Graphics. This position will be responsible for the development of a project management and production plan for all interpretive needs in the center, and the coordination of all graphics production. The Leonardo’s approach to interpretation is one that highlights self-discovery and inquiry, based on the current questions at the frontiers of science and society.

The Production Manager will be a member of the exhibits team, and will work very closely with the Graphic Designer and Technology Experience Manager, as well as education staff to develop the design and content to be used across a variety of platforms and media.

The Production Manager will establish timelines, sources for content, editing and review, as well as a vendor list for graphics production. S/he will also establish review processes to ensure scientific and factual accuracy of all materials.

Key responsibilities include:

• work with the exhibits team and interpretive and branding consultants to establish guidelines for The Leonardo’s “voice”, and establish key principles of content delivery
• establish a comprehensive project and production plan of all content and graphics needs for all exhibits and programs
• oversee progress on this plan, and source or create content and materials
• work with education staff to develop compelling interpretive content for each exhibit
• research, create and assemble content (text, audio, video) for onsite and online experiences
• work with proofreaders, reviewers, evaluators and editors as needed
• work closely with exhibits and education team to assure content goals are implemented during design process and design goals are incorporated into content development
• understand difference between providing information versus interpretation
• if needed, conduct original research or develop copy from a variety of sources, or lead recorded audio or video interviews with curators, artists and other specialists
• in collaboration with the Technology Experience Manager, develop a plan for on-site vs online content
• track progress on research and writing for each exhibit and program and ensure all deadlines are met
• In addition to the duties outlined above, the Production Manager will take an active role in project managing the “Innovation Showcase” exhibit


• A bachelor’s degree in science, communications, museum studies or related field

• Demonstrated research and writing skills

• Excellent interpersonal communication skills

• Demonstrated track record of production management and project management

• Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment and strong work ethic

• Ability to produce accurate work under pressure and meet deadlines; superior communication skills and ability to work effectively as a team member is essential.

• Must guide projects from concept to development and installation, and to conduct and coordinate the content and graphics project plan

• Ability to work with minimal supervision and react calmly and professionally to challenging situations. Must be able to exercise independent thinking and make rational decisions.

• Willingness to travel and work extra hours as needed during peak workload periods. Ability to work efficiently in stressful situations. _

• Experience working with content management systems or web development tools is ideal

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Chris Davies, cdavies@theleonardo.org. This position is open until filled.

Sounding Brass (July 6) & Rainbow Factory (July 9) @ Murray Park

Free daytime series will feature Sounding Brass on July 6 at 12 noon and Rainbow Factory July 9 at 2 pm in the Murray Park Pavilion #5. The family night series will feature Latin Jazz Factory on Monday, July 12 at 7 pm in the Heritage Center Plaza located at #10 East 5300 South.

Phone 801-264-2614 for complete summer schedule.

Murray Concert Band & Salt Lake Men's Choir @ Murray Park (Murray: July 10)

Murray Concert Band and Salt Lake Men’s Choir will join forces for an evening of Americana music on Saturday, July 10 at 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Murray Parks Office in advance or at the gate for $5 Adult and $3 Child/Senior.

Reggae Band Smiling Souls @ UCCC (WVC: July 26)

Roots, Rock & Reggae with Smiling Souls at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center

WHAT: The Utah Cultural Celebration Center’s WorldStage! Concert Series continues with the laid back, easy island sounds of Smiling Souls. Enjoy a bit of roots, rock and reggae with one of Utah’s favorite summertime bands.

WHEN: Monday, July 26, 2010
Concert begins at 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, Utah 84119

WHO: EVERYONE is invited to this FREE concert, made possible by the Salt Lake County ZAP tax and a generous grant from WalMart.

WHY: Smiling Souls has diverse musical influences such as Jazz, Reggae, Hip Hop, Dancehall and old school Funk, mixing all of these to create their own unique sound. Live brass, experienced musicians, and smooth vocals create the sound that is Smiling Souls and gives you music from around the world. With their first album to be released soon, they are hitting the Salt Lake City club scene to treat music lovers to a true mix of musical culture that is sure to rock the spot.

For more information about this concert and other events or exhibits at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, call 801-965-5108 or visit www.culturalcelebration.org.

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Free Admission for Military Personnel @ Hogle Zoo (SLC: July 1-3)

SALT LAKE CITY (June 28) - In the lead up to the Fourth of July weekend, Utah's Hogle Zoo is celebrating USA's servicemen and women during its Military Appreciation Days. From July 1-3 the Zoo will give free admission to all military personnel and veterans, as well as their spouse and children 18 and under by presenting their valid military ID.

Ading to the excitement of Military Appreciation Days will be Salute our Military Day, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 2.

"For the eighth year in a row, Hogle Zoo is proud to offer free admission to the men, women and veterans that have served and continue to serve our country. Come and enjoy a relaxed summer day with your family at the Zoo on us!" states Brad Parkin, Associate Director, Marketing for Hogle Zoo.

The day of honor kicks off with a flag raising ceremony at 10 a.m. at the main entrance of the Zoo, after which the Northridge High Marching Band will play a patriotic arrangement. The music at the Zoo will continue throughout the day as Today's KOSY will broadcast its music live from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day will also feature drill demonstrations by the Utah Wing Civil Air Patrol Cadets in Oasis Plaza, the Utah National Guard will have their rock climbing wall on grounds, the VA Medical Clinic's RV will be parked at the main Zoo entrance, and various booths with military information will be stationed at various places throughout the Zoo.

Guests are also invited to sign thank you cards for troops, which will be delivered to Hill Air Force Base after the weekend.

The first 500 people through the gate will receive mini U.S. flags, donated by Colonial Flag, for the Salute our Military Day celebration, along with free admission, military personnel will receive 10 percent off at all Zoo concession stands.

For more information on Military Appreciation Days, call Hogle Zoo at 801-582-1631 or visit www.hoglezoo.org

Salute our Military Day Schedule:
9:00 - 9:30 Eagles on the Plaza at the Main Plaza
10:00 - 10:15 Flag raising ceremony at the Main Plaza
10:15 - 10:45 Northridge High Marching Band at the Main Plaza
10:00 - 3:00 Rock climbing wall and Hummer in the Main Plaza
10:00 - 3:00 Thank you card signing at the Turkey Yard
10:00 - 3:00 VA Medical Clinic RV outside the Main Entry
Drill demonstrations will be given at various times throughout the Zoo in Oasis Plaza
Utah's Hogle Zoo is one of only 211 accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information visit www.aza.org.

2010 Summer Choral Institute @ Salt Lake Choral Artists (SLC: July 8 -18)

Salt Lake Choral Artists

2010 Summer Choral Institute

The fourth annual Salt Lake Choral Artists Summer Choral Institute is open to choral music teachers, directors, choral enthusiasts, and singers of all ages. Each of the sessions will focus on a major choral work, several works by one composer, or repertoire unified by a theme.

Participants will sing, study, rehearse, and perform under the direction of Artistic Director Brady Allred in beautiful Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah. For the third year, we will collaborate with The Madeleine Choir School for choral rehearsals and music classes designed for students grades K-8.
The Summer Choral Institute has been approved by the University of Utah School of Music for graduate ensemble credit, and Utah teachers will be able to register for re-certification, lane change credit, and in-service credit. Call for details!

With daytime, evening and weekend activities, we offer a session to fit every schedule. Families are encouraged to participate together in one or more sessions—especially Session 4—with a special family discount. Note: You must register by mail to get the family discount.

Please note the early registration dates for each session. If you need assistance or have questions about registration or payment options, please visit http://www.saltlakechoralartists.org/sci#3 or call Austin at 801-232-7521.

Lion King Performance to Benefit Actor's Fund (SLC: August 25)

Special Performance of Disney’s THE LION KING
Wednesday, August 25 at 2:00pm
at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City
to Benefit The Actors Fund

New York, NY - The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, is pleased to announce that the producer, cast, and management of Disney’s The LION KING have added a special performance to benefit The Fund on Wednesday, August 25 at 2:00pm in Salt Lake City. The entire company will donate their time and talent and proceeds from ticket sales directly to The Actors Fund.

Tickets for this special performance will go on sale Monday, June 28 at regular box office prices and will be available for purchase at the Capitol Theatre Box Office, ArtTix outlets, and online at www.ArtTix.org. To charge tickets, call ArtTix at 801.355.ARTS (10am-6pm M-F; Sat 10am-2pm). Tickets for all other performances of the Salt Lake City premiere engagement of THE LION KING, which will play for seven weeks at the Capitol Theatre from Wednesday, August 11 through Sunday, September 26, are currently on sale.

The North American touring production of THE LION KING has been seen by over 12.5 million theatergoers and grossed over $815 million to date. The tour is one of seven productions currently running worldwide, along with New York City, Las Vegas, London, Hamburg, Paris and Tokyo. Having already played 60 cities across North America, THE LION KING continues to entertain audiences in new markets. The current schedule is listed below. For more information and dates, please visit LionKing.com.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone – performers and those behind the scenes – who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping nearly 12,000
people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has – for over 125 years – been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit www.actorsfund.org for more information or call The Fund at (212) 221-7300.


THE LION KING continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. The global phenomenon can also be seen on stage across North America and in Las Vegas, London, Hamburg, Paris and Tokyo. Now in its 13th year, THE LION KING is the eighth longest-running musical in Broadway history and one of only five musical productions in theatre history to play for ten years or more on both Broadway and the West End.

THE LION KING has been seen by more than 50 million people in 13 different countries and translated into five different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch).

THE LION KING has won more than 70 major awards worldwide, including the 1998 Tony Award® and NY Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design. Julie Taymor was the first woman in theatrical history to win the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. She is also the winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Costume Design.

Taymor, along with designer Michael Curry, has created hundreds of masks and puppets for THE LION KING. Scenic design is by Richard Hudson; costume design is by Julie Taymor; lighting design is by Donald Holder. Choreography is by Garth Fagan. The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed the animated feature and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay.

The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. The resulting sound of THE LION KING is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy® Award-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” to the haunting ballad “Shadowlands.”


CITY/VENUE Performance Dates

Portland – Keller Auditorium June 16 – July 11, 2010

Vancouver – Queen Elizabeth Theatre July 13 – Aug 8, 2010

Salt Lake City – Capitol Theatre Aug 11 – Sept 26, 2010

Chicago – Cadillac Palace Theatre Sept 29 – Nov 7, 2010

Norfolk – Chrysler Hall Nov 30 - Jan 2, 2011

Durham – Durham Performing Arts Center Jan 4 – 30, 2011

Providence – Providence Performing Arts Center Feb 1 – Feb 20, 2011

Rochester – Auditorium Theatre March 22 – April 17, 2011

Toronto – Princess of Wales Theatre April 19 – May 22, 2011

Dayton – Schuster Hall June 14 – July 10, 2011


Elisabeth Nebeker

Broadway Across America-Utah/NewSpace Entertainment

Monday, June 28, 2010

Michael Kaiser Lecture @ Kingsbury Hall (SLC: July 15)

You are invited to hear a public address by Michael Kaiser.

Topic: Arts in Crisis, A Kennedy Center Initiative

Kingsbury Hall (University of Utah)
July 15, 2010

Michael Kaiser, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will address the challenges facing non-profit arts organizations today through such areas as fundraising, building more effective boards, budgeting, and marketing. He will also take questions. Margaret Hunt, Director of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, will facilitate the discussion.

8:30 a.m. check-in & coffee

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Interview/Discussion, followed by Q&A

Attendance is free, but reservations are required. Please contact Amber at 801 478-8000 to reserve places for you, your staff and your board.

This is sponsored by University of Utah Kingsbury Hall, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the University of Utah College of Fine Arts.

2010 Utah Arts Festival on track to break attendance records

2010 Utah Arts Festival on track to break attendance records

Salt Lake City, UT, Saturday, June 26: The 2010 Utah Arts Festival is on track to break attendance records. Thursday saw the biggest crowds for an Opening Night, measured through benchmarks such a drastic increase in ATM withdrawals, a 20 percent increase in website traffic, more than 800 iPhone application downloads and occupancy reports from Security Supervisors. Although hard ticket numbers will be available after the Festival closes, Festival Director Lisa Sewell says, “In my 15 years with the Festival, this Thursday definitely felt like the largest opening night yet. Last night [Friday] was filled with crowds of students, families and young adults.”
With cooler temperatures expected today and Sunday, the Festival is bound for success. This year the Festival boasts more visual and performing artists than previous years: 147 visual artists with 55 new artists; more than 100 performing artists including music, dance, poetry and street theater, 90 short films and more than 20 food vendors.
The Utah Arts Festival is a non-profit organization. The revenue generated during the four days accounts for 80 percent of the organization’s yearly operating budget, which is about 1.6 million dollars. Other forms of revenue include smaller fundraisers throughout the year, and the annual Summer Solstice concert. This year’s concert, featuring the band CAKE, sold out securing the financial stability of the Utah Arts Festival.

The Utah Arts Festival runs now through Sunday, June 27 on Library Square, 400 South and 200 East in downtown Salt Lake City. Adult admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free. Seniors 65 and above are $5.

For details, news and artist updates visit www.uaf.org.

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Utah Symphony's Deer Valley Music Festival Opens with Ben Folds (Park CIty: July 17)


Ben Folds brings innovative rock to the mountains of Park City, UT

SALT LAKE CITY – Singer-songwriter Ben Folds makes his debut with the Utah Symphony at the Deer Valley® Music Festival on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Known for his wit and energetic live shows, Folds will transform the orchestra into a rock band with his indie-rock piano melodies and irony-laced lyrics. Folds will present songs from his latest albums University A Cappella, Stems and Seeds, and Way To Normal at the Deer ValleyÒ Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

Widely known for his prowess as a pianist, Ben Folds began his career in music as a drummer, and he is also adept at guitar and bass. Ben Folds is best known as a solo artist and as the frontman and pianist of Ben Folds Five, celebrated for a compositional style and playing technique remain wholly unique, combining elements of the singer/songwriter genre, jazz, and power rock. Indeed, Ben Folds’ music is evocative of artists such as Joe Jackson and Sir Elton John, with an added edge and bold infusion of energy and wit. Due to artistic differences, Ben Folds Five broke up in 2000, and the first Ben Folds solo album, Rockin' the Suburbs, was released in 2001, with Ben playing most of the instruments himself. The record went on to sell more than half a million records worldwide.

Tickets for the performance are $35 for the lawn and $80 for reserved. Ticket prices will increase $5 the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased by calling (801) 533-NOTE (6683), in person at the Abravanel Hall box office, or by visiting usuo.org. Tickets may also be purchased at Deer Valley® Signature’s stores, please call 435-649-1000 for store hours.

Venue Information
Maximum chair height is nine inches from the ground. Please call ticket office in advance for limited wheelchair or other accessible seating: (801) 533-NOTE. Gates open to all ticket holders approximately two hours before the performance begins. Patrons must be present to save a spot in line; unattended items will be removed. Valid picture ID required to pick up tickets at will-call. No ticket reprinting available for General Admission seating. Food and drinks are allowed at the venue.

Press photos available at deervalleymusicfestival.org/media.php
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About DVMF
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s seventh annual Deer ValleyÒ Music Festival (DVMF) returns in 2010 with five weeks of performances in the picturesque setting of Park City, Utah, July 17 through August 14. For the past six years, DVMF has brought the best Pops, Classical, and Chamber performances to the mountains of Park City. Multiple performances each week give patrons a wide variety of events to choose from.
Highlights of the 2010 Deer ValleyÒ Music Festival include performances with Ben Folds, Randy Travis, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, a concert featuring the music of Led Zeppelin and a performance of Disney® favorites. For a full calendar of events, please visit usuo.org.

Program Information

Ben Folds with the Utah Symphony
July 17 (Saturday) | 7:30 PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

David Cho, Conductor
Ben Folds, guest artist


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Peter Pan @ UCCC (West Valley City: June 23 - 26)

After Five Year Hiatus, Summer Theater Returns to Utah Cultural Celebration Center with High-Flying Production of Peter Pan

WHAT: Peter Pan presented by the West Valley City Arts Council

WHEN: June 23 – 26; 28 – 29
8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, UT 84119

WHO: Everyone is invited to Peter Pan. Tickets are $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family (parents and immediate children only, please). Tickets are available at West Valley City Hall, Family Fitness Center, Utah Cultural Celebration Center and at the gate before each show. All tickets are General Admission.

WHY: This summer bring the entire family out to see Peter Pan, West Valley City Arts Council’s first musical theater production since 2005’s Brigadoon. With the one-two punch of Director Jim Smith and Producer/Choreographer/Assistant Director Margene Conde back together, the West Valley City Arts Council is buzzing with excitement. The stage version of Peter Pan is perhaps best known for its intricately rehearsed flying choreography, performed this year by twin sisters Jamie and Melissa Jackson (one of many sets in the show, incidentally). “One twin is going to play Pan and the other will play Pan’s shadow,” said Margene Conde. “I don’t know if anything like that has been done before in Pan.” Flying effects company ZFX, who did special effects for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, is constructing rigging for the flying feats, which tells the timeless story of the inner child in all of us. Opposite Pan is Captain Hook, played by well known, local actor Lee Forbert. The play captures the innocence of youth, and the longing of not wanting to ever grow up. “It’s an exciting and fabulous story, with tremendous production and a live orchestra” says Margene Conde.

For more information about this play and other exhibits or events at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, call 965-5100, or visit www.culturalcelebration.org.

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July & August Film Center Viewings (SLC: July 19 - Aug 30)



CRUDE, July 19 – The City Library 7:00 PM

Directed by Joe Berlinger

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger's provocative documentary explores the ongoing battle waged by 30,000 indigenous Ecuadorans and their lawyers against Chevron for dumping billions of gallons of toxic oil waste into the Amazon. Berlinger examines the environmental catastrophe -- dubbed the "Amazon Chernobyl" -- from all sides, following the drama as it moves from the contamination site to the courtroom and beyond, even landing on the cover of Vanity Fair.


ONE MAN ONE COW ONE PLANET, July 20 – The City Library 7:00 PM

Directed by Thomas Burstyn

By reviving biodynamics an arcane form of agriculture, people are saving their poisoned lands and exposing the bio-colonialism of multinational corporations. This film tells their story through the teachings of an elderly New Zealander many are calling the new Gandhi.


COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS, July 26 – The City Library 7:00 PM

Directed by Benjamin Franzen & Kembrew McLeod

The film uncovers the struggle many of hip-hop music’s founding figures as well as emerging artists and their fight against major label lawyers. Featuring Public Enemy, and Digital Underground as well as artists from record labels Definitive Jux, Ninja Tune, and more.

2009 Toronto International Film Festival


Dusk at Pioneer Park, pre-show with live bands programmed by UtahFM beginning approx 8:30 from July 30 through August 27.


Directed by Emmett Malloy

In 2007 the legendary American duo White Stripes toured Canada. Besides playing the usual venues they challenged themselves and played in buses, cafés and for Indian tribal elders. Music video director Emmett Malloy followed the band and managed to capture both the special tour, extraordinary concert versions of the band's minimalist, raw, blues-inspired rock songs and the special relationship between the extroverted Jack White and the introspective Meg White - a formerly married couple who for a long time claimed to be siblings. The film makes striking use of the band's concert colors: red, white and black.

SOUL POWER, August 6

Directed by Jeffery Levy-Hinte

In 1974, the most celebrated American R&B acts of the time came together with the most renowned musical groups in Africa for a 12-hour, three-night long concert held in Kinshasa, Zaire. Featuring performances from James Brown, Bill Withers, and B.B. King amongst others.

2008 Toronto International Film Festival; 2009 Berlin International Film Festival; 2009 Silverdocs Film Festival


Directed by Kerthy Fix & Gail O’Hara

Stephin Merritt is known as "the Cole Porter of his generation" for his memorable melodies, lovelorn lyrics and wry musical stylings. Shot over a period of 10 years, this film explores his friendship recording and songwriting process.

2010 South By Southwest Film Festival; 2010 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; 2010 Hot Docs


Directed by Suroosh Alvi & Eddy Moretti

In the late summer of 2006, in the middle of the insurgency, filmmakers Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi traveled to Baghdad to meet and interview the only heavy metal band in Iraq, Acrassicauda, as they try to stay together and stay alive.

2007 Toronto International Film Festival; 2008 Berlin International Film Festival


Voting can be done on line at www.slcfilmcenter.org or by ballot at the screenings.



MID-AUGUST LUNCH, August 2 – The City Library 7:00 PM

Directed by Gianni Di Gregorio

As the Italian holiday of Pranzo di Ferragosto approaches, cash-strapped Gianni (Gianni Di Gregorio) gets help from his landlord, his friend and his doctor, who offer financial relief in exchange for Gianni looking after their elderly relatives over the holiday. Four mismatched Italian mamas at the same table make for an awkward, hilarious and touching mid-August lunch in this film festival favorite from Di Gregorio, who also writes and directs.

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO, August 5 7:00 pm – The City Library

Directed by Lucy Walker

Presented in partnership with the Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Since the first atomic bomb exploded in 1945, scientists and world leaders have grappled with the apocalyptic dangers and paradoxes posed by nuclear weapons. This documentary presents an unblinking look at humanity's lethal predicament.

2010 Sundance Film Festival

NO IMPACT MAN, August 16 – The City Library 7:00 PM

Laura Gabbert & Justin Schein

A Fifth Avenue family goes very green when writer Colin Beavan leads his wife, Michelle Conlin, and their baby daughter on a yearlong crusade to make no net impact on the environment in this engaging documentary. Among their activities: eating only locally grown organic food, generating no trash except for compost and using no carbon-fueled transportation. Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein's film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

FRESH, August 17 – The City Library 7:00 PM

Directed by ana Sofia joanes

This film celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

DOMINICK DUNNE: AFTER THE PARTY, August 30 – The City Library 7:00 PM

Directed By Kristy de Garis & Timothy Jolley

This film examines the life and career of storied Vanity Fair writer Dominick Dunne, from his service in World War II to his fall from grace in Hollywood society and his late-career renaissance covering the legal troubles of the rich and famous. Dunne himself offers a host of revealing anecdotes and insights about his experiences hobnobbing with celebrities, covering the murder trials of O.J. Simpson and Phil Spector and more.

Latin Jazz Factory @ UCCC (WVS: July 19)

Latin Jazz Factory Brings Afro–Cuban & Latin Rhythms to Utah Cultural Celebration Center’s Popular Concert Series

WHAT: The Utah Cultural Celebration Center present a free outdoor concert by Afro-Cuban inspired Latin Jazz Factory.

WHEN: Monday, July 19
Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance begins at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, UT 84119

WHO: Everyone is invited to this free concert, and the rest of the WorldStage! concerts all summer long.

WHY: Latin Jazz Factory specializes in taking classic & contemporary songs and performing them in various Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz rhythm styles. Songs include instrumental and vocal songs from Jazz greats such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente and Poncho Sanchez.

All the members of The Latin Jazz Factory are professional musicians with many years of experience. The Band members have performed with many local bands including Mambo Jumbo, Nova Paradiso, Rumba Libre, The Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra, Insatiable, Zion Tribe, Voodoo Box, Ides of Soul and Fat Soul.

For more information about this concert and other events or exhibits at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center call 801-965-5100 or visit culturalcelebration.org


How to Look at Art Workshop @ UMFA (SLC: July 1)

How to Look at Art
Free Workshop at the Sprague Library
Thursday, July 1 from 7-8 pm

How do you look at art? Is there a right and wrong way to examine an art piece? UMFA Tour Coordinator Annie Burbidge-Ream will teach you all about art appreciation in this free seminar at your local public library. It's the perfect way to prep for your visit to the UMFA’s current Las Artes de México exhibition!

Thursday, July 1 from 7-9 pm

Sprague Library
2131 Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84106-2806

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the University of Utah campus in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building at 410 Campus Center Drive. The UMFA’s mission is to engage visitors in discovering meaningful connections with the artistic expressions of the world’s cultures. General admission is $7 adults, $5 youth and seniors, FREE for U of U students/staff/faculty, UMFA members, higher education students in Utah, and children under six years old. Free admission offered the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm; Wednesdays 10 am – 8 pm; Weekends, 11 am – 5 pm; closed Mondays and holidays. For more information call (801) 581-7332 or visit www.umfa.utah.edu.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sugarhouse Farmers Market (SLC: July 9 - Oct 15)


June 21, 2010

The Sugar House Farmers Market is coming to the Monument Plaza

The Sugar House Farmers Market is coming to the Sugar House Monument Plaza, west of the intersection of 2100 South and 1100 East. It will run for fifteen weeks from July 9 to October 15 on Friday nights, 3 pm to dusk.

· The mission of the Sugar House Farmers Market is to create a family-friendly neighborhood farmers & crafts persons’ market, to provide fresh produce, delicious food and unique Utah products with a local Sugar House flair. The organizers hope to bring the Sugar House community together through food and fun, and to provide a new opportunity in Salt Lake City for local growers and food and craft artisans to sell directly to the public.

· The Sugar House Farmers Market is unique in that its conception came from a small group of local community members, business owners and farmers. It is run entirely by volunteer efforts with a board of nine members and a committee of over thirty individuals. The ultimate goal of the market is to revitalize the heart of the Sugar House Business District with a true neighborhood market.

· The Sugar House Farmers Market has worked to attract small urban farms, entrepreneurs in the area of homemade crafts, and food businesses. The goal for the first year is to offer goods from about twenty-five booths. In addition, we will feature several prepared food vendors. Each week one non-profit organization from the Sugar House area will be featured. Booths will be set up on both sides of the side street at 21st South and 11th East (Monument Plaza).

· Sugar House Farmers Market is a licensed charitable organization in the state of Utah and working toward 501(c)3 non-profit status. Fees paid by vendors cover most of the budget, but not all. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Still needed is at least $2000 in small contributions to the market in the next two weeks to help with marketing and to ensure the market remains strong for next year. For questions about sponsorship, contact Chris Carson, (801) 673-5694.

For questions relating to this press release, please contact: Lydia Martinez at (801) 628-4961

Amber McClellan
Staff Assistant
Salt Lake City Council

July Events @ UMFA (SLC)

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
July 2010

Join us this July for vibrant exhibitions and fantastic events!


Painting Utah’s Mount Olympus
July 8 – November 14, 2010
Mount Olympus is not the tallest mountain in the Wasatch Range, but anyone who has seen this awesome natural wonder will agree with the early pioneers who bestowed it with the Greek name for ‘the home of the gods.' For the past century-and-a-half, some of Utah's most talented artists, including Lee Greene Richards, Gilbert Munger, Edwin Deaken, Anton Rasmussen, David Meikle, and others, have attempted to do justice to this silent sentinel. Through their work, the home of the gods is immortalized in Painting Utah’s Mount Olympus.


Highlights of the Collection Tour
First Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm and all Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm
Let a UMFA docent take you on a 30-minute tour of the world’s art and cultures. No pre-registration necessary.

Highlights of Las Artes de México Tour
Tuesday–Sunday • 12:30pm
Let a UMFA docent take you on a tour of Las Artes de México! This free, thirty-minute tour explores the art and culture of Mexico, focusing on a few highlight objects. No registration necessary.
**Please check the website for Spanish tours and family tours.

How-to Workshop: How to Look at Art
Thursday, July 1 • 7–9pm @ Sprague Public Library
How do you look at art? Is there a right and wrong way to examine an art piece? UMFA Tour Coordinator, Annie Burbidge-Ream, will teach you all about art appreciation in this free seminar at your local public library. It’s the perfect way to prep for your visit to Las Artes de México!

Free Admission Days
Wednesday, July 7 • 10am-8pm
Saturday, July 17 • 11am-5pm
Thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Fund, the UMFA is able to open its doors free to families on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of every month.

Artful Afternoon Celebration for Families
Saturday, July 17 • 1–4pm
It’s a party at the Museum and the whole family is invited. Join us for a free day of fun activities celebrating the art and culture of Mexico, including stories, performances, games, films, art-making, and more. This is not to be missed! Artful Afternoon is generously sponsored by eBay and funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Fund.

Making Art with the UMFA • FREE
Saturday, July 31 • 2–4pm @ Sprague Public Library
In this fun art-making activity at the Sprague Public Library, UMFA Curator of Education, Megan Hallett, will teach you and your kids all about Las Artes de México and then help you create a work of art to take home.


Pablo O'Higgins: Works on Paper
On view through September 19, 2010
This exhibition presents a selection of lithographs by Pablo O’Higgins, focusing on the artist’s heroic depictions of the working class in revolutionary Mexico. Although he is virtually unknown in his home state of Utah, O’Higgins is remembered and celebrated in Mexico as a true artist “of the people.” Born Paul Higgins in 1904, he attended East High School, where he took art classes from painter LeConte Stewart. The young artist was attracted to the vibrant art scene in Mexico and eventually became one of the few Anglo artists welcomed into the Mexican muralist movement.

Las Artes de México
From the Gilcrease Museum
On view through September 26, 2010
Celebrate the richness of Mexican art and culture at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts this summer. On loan from the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Las Artes de México features a broad array of artifacts such as woven fabrics, masks, and religious objects from Mesoamerica, as well as groundbreaking paintings by modernist masters like Rufino Tamayo, Jose Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera. All label text is available in English and Spanish.

salt 1: Adriana Lara
On view through September 26, 2010
Concurrent with Las Artes de México, the UMFA is launching an ongoing series of semiannual exhibitions entitled salt, which showcases work by emerging artists from around the world. The inaugural salt exhibition features the work of Mexico City-based artist Adriana Lara (b. 1978), whose work explores the relationship between art-making and other more commonplace forms of production. Working in a range of formats and disciplines, Lara playfully questions the boundaries that separate fine art from everyday objects.

Community: Eat, Work, Play
On view through January 9, 2011
Big canvases, bold colors, and intriguing ideas are on offer in Community: Eat, Work, Play. With the help of UMFA educators, first- and sixth-graders from Lincoln Elementary School created large-scale murals that visually represent the various aspects of the title: eat, work, and play.


Utah Museum of Fine Arts
University of Utah Campus
Marcia & John Price Museum Building
410 Campus Center Dr
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
(801) 581-7332

Museum Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays, including July 4, 5, and 24.
Visit our website: umfa.utah.edu

General Admission
Adults $7
Youth (ages 6-18) $5
Seniors & Students $5
Children under 6 FREE
U students, staff & faculty FREE
Higher education students in Utah FREE

Monday, June 21, 2010

Birthday Party @ Hogle Zoo for North America's Oldest African Elephant (SLC: June 26)


(Salt Lake City, UT) – For 79 years, millions of visitors to Utah’s Hogle Zoo have loved seeing the elephants, including the three currently living at Elephant Encounter. Now, North America’s oldest African elephant in an accredited zoo, Hogle Zoo’s own Dari, is turning 50 and the celebration is about to begin! Join the rest of Dari’s fans, Saturday June 26, 2010 from 10 am to 2 pm for Dari’s 50th Birthday Party.

On this day, Elephant Encounter will be throwing a 60’s-themed party to commemorate not only the year of her birth (1960) but also the year she arrived at Hogle Zoo (1967). At 10:30, Hogle Zoo elephant keepers will be giving a tasty birthday “cake” to Dari in her honor! Great photo op! Additionally, Atomic Amy will play some rockin’ 60s tunes in Oasis Plaza and there will be crafts for the kids and fun activities for the whole family.

The first 1,000 people to wish Dari a “happy birthday” at Elephant Encounter will receive a free slice of pie, courtesy of Village Inn.

Born in 1960, Dari arrived at Hogle Zoo in 1967. For the next 42 and 1/2 years, she has delighted several generations of Hogle Zoo families while helping Hogle Zoo staff teach about the importance of elephant conservation in the wild. Although the poaching of elephants for their ivory has declined since the 1989 "ivory ban", it remains a widespread problem in west and central Africa. A more long-term threat to the species, however, is the reduction of habitat available to elephants in the face of expanding human populations. At Hogle Zoo’s Elephant Encounter, people can learn about African elephants, their plight in the wild, and how decreasing populations can be helped.

It’s birthday time, but no stupid party games here—only the best for an animal as majestic as Dari! For more information about Dari’s 50th Birthday Party celebration at Hogle Zoo, contact Hogle Zoo Associate Director, Brad C. Parkin at (801) 584-1749 or email at bparkin@hoglezoo.org

About the Association of Zoos & Aquariums:
Utah’s Hogle Zoo is one of only 216 accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information visit www.aza.org.

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U of U's SL Choral Artist Concerts & Summer Institute (SLC: June 19-June 26)

The Salt Lake Choral Artists’ fourth annual Summer Choral Institute has started with a bang!

Come to a FREE CONCERT to celebrate it! Dr. Brady Allred will conduct the SCI choir in a night of fun music featuring Rob Landes’ jazz piece “Images” and Robert Ray’s exciting “Gospel Mass.” You’ll be tapping your feet all night!

Saturday, June 19
7:30 PM
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Next week’s SCI events include

Tuesday night (June 22) sing-along of the Faure Requiem
7:00-10:00 PM, 270 DGH

Choral Conducting Workshop
1:00-4:00 PM, Monday-Friday (June 21-25)

and a weekend session of choral classics (June 24-26)! Come sing that one piece you’ve always loved, rediscover an old favorite, or learn a new one! You’ll experience some of the greatest classics in all of choral literature, such as Rachmaninoff’s stunning “Bogoroditse Devo,” parts of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” and the Brahms “Requiem,” and more. Don’t miss it!

Rehearsals are Thursday and Friday 7:00-10:00, and Saturday 9:30-12:00 and 2:00-5:00, with a 7:30 concert.

College credit is available through the University of Utah, and in-service or lane change credit is available for teachers.

Don't sing to an empty house! Bring all your friends and family to the FREE CONCERT at the end of the session on Saturday at 7:30 in Libby Gardner Concert Hall.

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to meet other music lovers in the community and perform in such a beautiful hall! Visit www.saltlakechoralartists.org/sci for more information and to sign up today!

Keep up to date with all of the SCI events this summer by becoming a fan on Facebook!

Bryan J. Smith Featured Artist at Ogden Art Stroll (Ogden: July 2 - July 17)

WHO: Bryan J. Smith, photographer
WHAT: 6th Annual Portraits of Ogden exhibit
WHEN: July 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17: Fridays, 5:00-8;00 pm; Saturdays, 1:00-6:00 pm
WHERE: University City, 2556 Washington Blvd, Ogden

Bryan J. Smith is the featured artist for the 6th Annual Portraits of Ogden exhibit opening on Ogden’s First First Art Stroll, July 2, 5-9pm at Universe City, 2556, Washington Boulevard in Ogden. The show will continue through July 17. Gallery hours are Fridays, 5:00-8:00 and Saturdays, 1:00-6:00 pm. or by appointment (call Benjamin Jennings at 801-458-8959).

Bryan J. Smith of Eden is a relatively new resident in the Ogden area but he has rapidly become the ubiquitous photographer/promoter of local landscape, city life and residents through his work as a website designer. He has used his skills as a photographer to embellish what could be standard websites with continually updated photographs of community and business activities on the sites he manages.

Also an adventurer, Bryan carries his lens into extreme situations to share what is often unseen. The exhibit will include images from inside burning buildings, views from the edge of cornices atop Mr. Ogden, silhouettes of crimson flamenco dancers and the intense expressions of musical performance from the Ogden area.

A look at some of his work* will show you why he has just been contracted by the Ogden City Economic Development Department to assist them in their task of promoting Ogden City as the best choice for businesses and families that are looking for relocation alternatives. He is the perfect choice to deliver real-time photographs of a vibrant and lively city.

Smith is a graduate of Cal Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo ‘96 in Industrial Technology. He is the owner of DataZ.com, a cutting edge web development company specializing in “knocking it out of the park.” His photography is one of the fringe benefits his clients receive when he designs their website.

He is never seen without his camera. He says he is, “Working hard on making life fun. Building a network of community web portals and commercial websites for clients is a great way to learn about people and places. Living here also makes enjoying the greatest snow on earth easy!!”

This exhibit will be an up-to-the-minute portrait of a city. Expect to see Ogden and the surrounding area in its best light; full of life, beauty and the energetic people that live in the neigborhood. You will want to move to Ogden if you don’t already live here.

* a sample of websites designed and maintained by Smith

Bryan J. Smith can be contacted through Facebook or at 801-430-2907 or b@dataz.com

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Na Drua @ UCCC (WVC: July 12)

Island Reggae Sensation Na Drua to Perform at Utah Cultural Celebration Center

WHAT: The Utah Cultural Celebration Center present a free outdoor concert by Hawaiian reggae sensation Na Drua.

WHEN: Monday, July 12
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; performance begins at 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, UT 84119

WHO: Everyone is invited to this free concert, and the rest of the WorldStage! concerts all summer long.

WHY: Island reggae music sung in Fijian, Spanish, Hawaiian and Samoan make up Na Drua, which is Fijian for “The Twins.” Twin brothers Semi & Jona grew up in the islands of Hawaii and Fiji surrounded by musical influences of family and Island culture. The two brothers have been singing together since childhood and share the same love for great music. Na Drua takes the love of life’s experiences and the love of the many cultures that have been part of the member’s lives, and makes it manifest in the band’s music. Na Drua (like many other bands) plays music out of love to bring people together and to bond different cultures together. Come relax with Na Drua.

For more information about this concert and other events or exhibits at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center call 801-965-5100 or visit culturalcelebration.org
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New Male Gorilla @ Hogle Zoo (SLC: June 24)


(Salt Lake City, UT) – A male western lowland gorilla, an endangered species,

will debut to the general public on Thursday, June 24, 2010. Named Husani, the

gorilla has been in quarantine in the Zoo’s new L.S. Skaggs Animal Health

Center since arriving from the Birmingham Zoo last month.

Media opportunities for interviews with ape keeper staff and to get video of Husani inside the great ape building will be available next Thursday (June 24) from 9 until 11 a.m.


Husani weighs 340 lbs. and was born at the Bronx Zoo in December of 1991. In

1998, he transferred to the Gulf Breeze Zoo, located near Pensacola Florida,

until moving on to the Birmingham Zoo. At 18 years of age, he is considered a

young silverback. He has a silver coat and is taller (around 5’ 8”) and leaner than

the Zoo’s other and long time male gorilla resident, Tino, who is considered

shorter and more stout. According to Animal Care Supervisor, Andy Henderson,

“Husani should fill out more as he develops and matures. He has a very calm

demeanor and interacts well with the keeper staff. He’s a good

looking young male.”

Hogle Zoo will be embarking on a new challenge of managing a bachelor troop of

gorillas. With more than 50% of births being males and the strategy of managing

gorillas in mixed sexed groups, with one male and multiple females, there is a

strong need for AZA institutions to work with the Gorilla Species Survival Plan

(SSP) to manage males in bachelor troops.

Male gorillas live solitary lives or in bachelor groups in the wild. Most successful

bachelor groups are developed by introducing male gorillas when they are black

backs or younger. The Zoo plans to proceed with a long, structured and slow

introduction with the other male gorilla in order to increase the probability of

managing Tino and Husani together.

About the Association of Zoos & Aquariums: Utah’s Hogle Zoo is one of only 218 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information visit www.aza.org.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Broadway Stroll (SLC: June 18, July 16, Aug 20)

Join us for the first annual Broadway Stroll this summer. Over two dozen art and craft vendors will join the merchants and galleries along East Broadway during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll in June, July and August.

Enjoy shopping at a variety of unique downtown shops and galleries while visiting a wide range of street vendors offering handmade, local arts and crafts.

When: June 18, July 16 and August 20
Tickets: Free
Location: East Broadway
More information: www.downtownslc.org

ZAP Brown Bag Networking Meetings (SLC: June 21 - Dec 20)

Contact: Vicki Bourns

Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program Hosts Brown Bag Networking Meetings

Salt Lake County’s Zoo, Arts & Parks program will host brown bag meetings on the third Monday of each month beginning June 21, 2010 through the end of the year. This pilot project was formed in response to feedback and suggestions ZAP received from recent applicants and recipients.

The brown bag meetings are designed to provide a setting for open discussions focused on various topics of interest. Through these meetings, ZAP hopes to increase communication between ZAP-funded groups. These meetings will provide cultural organization professionals and volunteers with a venue for networking, sharing strategies, generating ideas, and forming partnerships in order to better serve their organizations and constituents.

Attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring lunch to the meetings. There is a cafeteria on the first floor in the South building of the Salt Lake County Government building available for use.

Brown Bag meeting & topic schedule:
· June 21: Marketing
· July 19: Fundraising
· Aug. 16: Effectively Using Social Media
· Sept. 20: NowPlayingUtah
· Oct. 18: Board Development
· Nov. 11: Fiscal Management
· Dec. 20: Presenting the Performing Arts

All meetings are scheduled for one hour, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM in room S-3009 (South Building, Third Floor – Center section) of the Salt Lake County Government Center, at 2001 South State Street in Salt Lake City. Attendees are welcome to come early and/or stay afterwards. Art and cultural organizations not receiving ZAP funding are welcome to attend and learn more.

For more information call 801 468-3517.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Murray Arts in the Park Events (June 17 - 26)

Murray Arts in the Park June events

Murray Park Evening Series, Murray Park Amphitheater Parking at 495 E 5300 South, For more info, phone 801-264-2614

Annie, June 17-19, 21-24 at 8 pm
Leapin' Lizards! Determined to find her parents in a fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Celebrating 20 years, Murray Arts in the Park will bring back one of the earliest musicals that started Murray's outdoor musical theater tradition. Presented through special arrangement with MTI, Annie will be presented June 17-19, 21-24 at 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Murray Parks Office or at the gate for $8 Adult, $6 Child/Senior. A family night price of $30 for parents and dependent children is available on June 21 only.

Murray Symphony Pops, Sat, June 26 at 8 pm,
Celebrating Murray Arts in the Park 20th season, the Murray Symphony 80 piece orchestra will present an evening of traditional holiday music and popular favorites for the whole family on Saturday, June 26 at 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Murray Parks Office in advance or at the gate for $6 General Admission, 10 and under free.

Lunch Concert Series, Every Tuesday at 12 noon at Murray Park Pavilion #5 (free)
June 22, Georgia Barretto (Brazilian Guitar), June 29 (Prevailing Winds)

Children Matinee Series, Every Friday at 2 pm at Murray Park Pavilion #5 (free)
June 25 - Mister Bear's Big Sleep, Puppet Show Players

USF Pride & Prejudice Event in SLC (SLC: June 21)

“Bringing Pride and Prejudice to the Stage”

Join playwright Joe Hanreddy, director Blake Robison, and actor Brian Vaughn (Mr. Collins) as they discuss the process of bringing Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to the stage this summer at the Utah Shakespearean Festival. This FREE behind-the-scenes event will take place on June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 East 400 South). These gentlemen will discuss adapting the script, creating the famous scenes onstage, and bringing Austen’s beloved characters to life. The event is brought to you by the Jane Austen Society of Northern American and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. For more details visit www.bard.org.

Saturday's Voyeur @ SLAC (SLC: June 30 - Sept 5)


“Here comes ‘The Year That Was.’ We’ll tell it like it was. Laugh at the news, no way to lose, if you laugh it away…”

Salt Lake Acting Company is delighted to present SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2010: The Year That Was written by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht and directed and choreographed by Cynthia Fleming. This year’s show is ripped straight from the headlines of Utah newspapers from the last 15 months. Scenes and musical numbers inspired by headlines such as: Men arrested after kissing on Main Street Plaza; Orrin Hatch, a Mormon, pens Hanukkah song; Congressman Chaffetz seeks to ban whole-body imaging at airports; ‘Maverick’ Sarah Palin to sign new book at Salt Lake City Costco; Blanding arrests made in sale of Indian artifacts; Gary’s glitzy gala: Herbert raises $1M in elaborate fundraiser; Kevin Garn resigns in wake of hot tub confession; Wife blindfolded husband for ‘surprise,’ beat him with hammer; GOP opposes Ethics Initiative; and many more, make up SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2010.

“We collect the news every day all year long, and the information tells us what to do,” says Nancy Borgenicht. “This year, we were still totally engaged in many events that occurred over a year ago and decided to do a kind of David Frostesque That Was the Week That Was, but for the year. We’ve never done a chronological account of the past year that all of us as a community have lived through. The connections are rich and layered; a tribute to Utah’s newspapers and all the press professionals who collect and report our news. It’s very full, very political and a lot of fun. The cast is incredible.”

Executive Producers Keven Myhre and Cynthia Fleming said: “Producing SATURDAY’S VOYEUR is an exciting time for SLAC. It’s a celebration of the brave new work this theatre is known for. Thousands of people come to see this play, written for our community, about our community. We have the opportunity to promote our 2010/11 Season to this significant audience and to connect with future subscribers. As we laugh at SATURDAY’S VOYEUR: The Year That Was we can look forward to a remarkable year ahead with a vibrant season of plays.”

The cast features Alexis Baigue, Stephanie Chace Bass, Ashley Gardner Carlson, Steven Fehr, Kent Harrison Hayes, Justin Ivie, Shannon Musgrave, Victoria Elena Nones, Jesse Pepe, Jeanette Puhich, Brock Smith and Aaron Swenson. Four of the cast are Voyeur virgins this year, and the other eight have clocked up more than 30 Voyeurs between them.

SATURDAY’S VOYEUR runs Wednesdays through Sundays June 30 to September 5 at SLAC and is recommended for mature audiences.

Tickets range from $39- $54 depending on performance, discounts available for groups of ten or more. Subscribers pay the lowest price, $35.

For tickets call 801-363-SLAC, visit www.saltlakeactingcompany.org,
or in person at 168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103



PLAYWRIGHTS Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht



CAST Alexis Baigue, Stephanie Chace Bass, Ashley Gardner Carlson, Steven Fehr, Kent Harrison Hayes, Justin Ivie, Shannon Musgrave, Victoria Elena Nones, Jesse Pepe, Jeanette Puhich, Brock Smith and Aaron Swenson

SET DESIGN Keven Myhre

COSTUME DESIGN Brenda Van Der Wiel


SOUND DESIGN Kevin Mathie and Josh Martin



DATES Previews: June 30 and July 1, 2010
Opening: July 2, 2010
Closing: September 5, 2010

TIMES Previews: Wed & Thurs- 7:30 p.m.
Regular: Wed & Thurs- 7:30 p.m.
Fri & Sat- 8:00 p.m.
Sun- 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

SLAC was founded in 1970 and is dedicated to producing, commissioning and developing new works and to supporting a community of professional artists. SLAC has been nationally recognized by the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Edgerton Foundation, among others. SLAC is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group, a national organization for non-profit professional regional theatres, and the National New Play Network.

Summer Kids Classes @ UMFA (SLC: July 6 - 30)

Summer Fun for Kids at the UMFA

Salt Lake City – School is out, the kids are bored, and parents are looking for something fun and educational for their children to do this summer. This July, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) is presenting three classes for kids from preschoolers to preteens. Parents can register their children by calling 801-581-6984. Each class is $80 plus a $20 special fee.

List of classes:

Making Art: Mom, Dad, and Me
Session 1 July 6 through 9 • 10 am–12 pm
Session 2 July 13 through 16 • 10 am–12 pm
A class for parents and their pre-schoolers, ages 2-5. We will create one-of-a-kind paintings, masks, sculptures, and frames for beginning artists, with storytelling, hands-on art objects, and strolls through the galleries.

Colors of Mexico: July 19 through 22 • 10 am–12:30 pm
Las Artes de Mexico will inspire colorful activities, stories, songs, and games in this class for kids ages 6-12. Participants will discover white skeletons, green jade, and elaborate red costumes, and become world travelers as they explore the beautiful art, language, and culture of Mexico!

Young Curators: July 27 through 30 • 10 am–12:30 pm
Pre-teens ages 9–12 will have a blast discovering the UMFA behind the scenes by touring the Museum, investigating objects and materials, participating in hands-on art activities, and curating their own exhibition.

For more information, please visit http://www.umfa.utah.edu/childrenprograms.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Family Event with 337 Truck at Bountiful/Davis Art Center (Bountiful: June 21)

Art Truck visits Family Encounters at Bountiful/Davis Art Center

BOUNTIFUL, Utah, June 10, 2010 – On Monday, June 21, 2010, from 6:30-8:00 pm the Bountiful/Davis Art Center will be holding a FREE special outdoor Family Encounters of the Art Kind featuring Project 337’s Art Truck of the Salt Lake Art Center. The Art Truck is a mobile art exhibit that will be available to view that evening in the parking lot of BDAC featuring the graphic art of Trent Call on the exterior and an interactive installation art exhibit by Pam Bowman on the interior of the Art Truck. This experience will include the opportunity for visitors to permanently add some of their own ideas to the art installation. For more information about the Art Truck, please visit www.337project.org

In addition, the Bountiful/Davis Art Center will provide a hands on art project, nature prints, for visitors to work on and take home, should weather permit.

Please note the special time change for this one-time Art Truck visit starting at 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center located at 745 South Main Street in Bountiful, next to the Bountiful Library.

This is a FREE community event geared to children and families who are interested in better understanding the arts. Please join us every third Monday from 7-8:30pm, to visit our galleries and view the current exhibit with a fun ‘I Spy’, attend a mini art history lecture, sample refreshments, and visit our classroom downstairs for a free hands on art activity that you can take home.

Please note the new hours of Bountiful/Davis Art Center:
Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 2-5 pm
BDAC is closed on Sunday and Monday (except for Family Encounters of the Art Kind on the third Monday), holidays and in between exhibits.

For more information contact the Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 801 292-0367 or visit us online at www.bdac.org . Look for BDAC on Facebook and Twitter!


Friday, June 11, 2010

JOB: Director of Philanthropy (Phoenix, AZ)


Director of Philanthropy
The Nature Conservancy in Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

The Nature Conservancy
Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is among the world’s leading private conservation organization, larger than all other major conservation organizations combined. Highly respected for its work and the way it works – science-based, collaborative, and action-oriented using a business-like approach that produces real results – its deeply-seated values set it apart. It is viewed as one of the most progressive and trusted organizations around, and has more than one million members, $547 million in total support and revenue, and more than $5.6 billion in assets. Working in all 50 states and more than 30 countries, its members and partners protect more than 119 million acres of ecologically vital land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide.

The Arizona Chapter
The Arizona Chapter has been actively saving the state’s habitat for more than 40 years – an enormous challenge given the fact that Arizona has doubled its population every 20 years. It is the sixth largest chapter, third richest state in biological diversity and in the spotlight for some of the most exciting conservation work anywhere. Guided by State Director Pat Graham, a strong staff and stellar board have made significant strides in chapter influence, financial performance and conservation results in recent years. The Chapter is supported by a strong board of trustees – among the finest non-profit boards in Arizona. The vibrant
collection of business, community and scientific leaders provide guidance, significant financial support and serve as ambassadors for the Conservancy.

Arizona is at a critical juncture as it positions itself for the 21st century. The Arizona Chapter firmly believes the state needs both a vibrant economy and a healthy environment if it is to succeed. The state’s rapid growth has altered its fragile natural resources that provide the water, food, clean air and climate. Those challenges outpaced traditional methods and resources, and the sheer scale and complexity of these issues requires new and innovative approaches. The Chapter’s operating plan addresses these challenges with bold objectives and collaborations to create tangible lasting results. Its work is based on pioneering solutions and relationships that make a difference at a scale and in a timeframe that matters. It will continue to provide expertise and leadership to inspire and ensure that conservation is embedded in the decisions made about the state in order to help shape growth and sustain what citizens want: to enjoy Arizona’s iconic beauty, a thriving economy and rich quality of life.

Operations and Work Environment
The Arizona Chapter has nearly 21,000 members, more than $18 million in support and revenue, $85 million in total assets, an operating budget of $9 million, and is currently engaged in a $36 million capital campaign, Nature Matters, to increase its capacity and implement critical strategies to conserve the state’s and world’s

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Operations and Work Environment (con’t)
most ecologically important lands and waters. It has 12 preserves, five offices around the state and a staff of about 65. The work is science- and community-based, non-confrontational and requires a foundation of broad cooperation. The organization operates in a decentralized and autonomous model, but overlaps in values, purpose and effort with other chapters, regions and worldwide on in-common threats and challenges.
The culture is casual, apolitical, fast-paced, action-oriented, passionate, and dedicated.

Reporting Relationships
The new director will report to Pat Graham who joined the chapter in 2001 following a distinctive leadership career in one of the nation’s preeminent wildlife management operations, Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department. He currently serves on various state land and water committees and advisory groups. In the summer of 2009 as a Senior Fellow for the Conservancy, he helped lead efforts in Namibia, Africa to create one of the largest protected areas in the world. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University and master’s degree in Fisheries Management from the University of Idaho, and is an avid cyclist and fisherman.

Other direct reports to Graham include the associate state director for Conservation Programs, director of Government Relations, director of Operations, director of the Center for Science and Public Policy, associate director of the Marketing Resource Center, and executive assistant.

Philanthropy Organization
The director of Philanthropy will lead a cutting-edge program and a seasoned, high caliber statewide team located in Phoenix and Tucson that is currently engaged in the successful momentum of a $36 million capital campaign, which includes three and a half years of annual support. The team of nine includes a campaign director and campaign coordinator, two associate directors of Philanthropy, events coordinator, two Donor Relations managers, Donor Relations coordinator, and Philanthropy assistant, and an operating expense budget of $948,000. The Conservancy’s approach to philanthropy focuses on major gifts, mostly from individuals, and employs the proven techniques of the moves management system for donor management, a donor-driven focus to achieve visionary conservation outcomes, and the integration of gift planning into all aspects of fundraising. The success of the organization’s fundraisers is tied to the depth of support and exceptional array of resources available to them, including experts specializing in marketing, bequests, life income gifts, real estate, and family philanthropic planning.

Position Responsibilities
The director is responsible for the oversight, planning and implementation of a comprehensive philanthropy program that secures significant financial resources from individuals, foundations and corporations within the state and country to support conservation goals around the world. S/he will:

• Analyze the state's fundraising potential, review current assumptions and affirm or adjust goals as appropriate to assure sustainable growth.
• Work with the senior team to establish fundraising goals and be accountable for achievement of the goals; effectively integrate strategies into the Chapter operating plan.
• Manage all major gifts functions, including planned giving, principal gifts, donor prospecting and research, special multi-year fundraising campaigns, and capital campaign efforts.
• Provide leadership and ongoing support for the Philanthropy staff; manage and establish fundraising goals for associate directors of Philanthropy and other operating unit fundraising staff.
• Motivate and coordinate the efforts of a multi-disciplinary staff team and high level volunteers in fundraising, including donor cultivation and solicitation; manage a select group of prospects though the moves management system.
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Position Responsibilities (con’t)
• Develop relationships with key philanthropic and business leaders, including global relations and institutional partnerships, and partner with the state director to recruit individuals for the Chapter board.
• Support the state director by providing general business counsel and assist in the management of the Arizona Chapter as a member of its Executive Leadership Team.
• Focus on long-range strategic priorities, advancing the Conservancy’s goals, and communicate a broad vision for others.
• Understand and comply with all TNC gift-related policies and procedures and ensure ethical compliance as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals.

Position Requirements
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned philanthropy professional with at least 7-10 years of experience creating and executing integrated philanthropy programs, with primary emphasis on major and principal gifts from high net worth donors, and high level volunteer cultivation. S/he will have:

1. Successful philanthropy experience with quantifiable results for large multi-faceted fundraising programs based on a peer-to-peer model and moves management system for donor management/cultivation.
2. Extensive management experience including ability to motivate, inspire, energize, lead, set objectives, marshal resources, and manage performance of a large multi-disciplinary team; ability to foster an environment of creativity and professional growth.
3. Proven success in asking for and closing major gifts, and building and maintaining long-term relationships with influential fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations and corporations.
4. Superb and compelling communication and presentation skills; ability to influence, persuade and effectively convey the mission to diverse and groups including major donors, corporate executives, foundations, volunteers, board members, and others critical to the organization’s overall success.
5. Track record in setting and meeting fundraising goals, evaluating results and developing corrective strategies as needed; experience in developing and administering departmental operating budget.
6. Ability to integrate and work collaboratively with staff, peers and the state director; know how to leverage constructive and effective relationships with internal teams and leaders across TNC.
7. Aptitude to create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans; ability to make strategic decisions based on analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
8. Demonstrated drive for results and ability to succeed in an ongoing environment of change and opportunity; values and work ethic consistent with the Conservancy.
9. Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in major gift solicitation and capital campaigns, and ability to create a culture for successful philanthropy.
10. Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field; experience, coursework or other training in basics of charitable gift planning; CFRE preferred.
11. Willingness to travel occasionally and on short notice.

To Apply
All applicants must apply on-line at www.nature.org/careers, reference job posting #12030. TNC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

For More Information
Nancy Palmer 602-604-9050 phone
palmercom@cox.net 602-604-9045 fax

JOB: Technology Specialist @ Leonardo

Technology Specialist

The Leonardo seeks a full-time, permanent technology specialist who will help shape and
execute the museum’s technology vision, online presence, and visitor experience up to and after
opening day on April 15, 2011. Working with the manager of technology experience, this person
will help develop a technology strategy and implementation plan for The Leonardo’s website, on-
site technology experience for visitors, and ongoing social media efforts. As a small but growing
organization, The Leonardo seeks a person who brings passion, a strong work ethic, and unusual
ideas to new projects while supporting the museum’s vision and mission.

This position is part of the exhibits team, a placement that emphasizes the crucial job of content
development and management as the museum ramps up its operations. Your work will have a
direct public outlet and audience, and this is an opportunity to work with an emerging cultural
institution at the start-up level.


• work with the manger of technology experience to collaboratively execute The Leonardo’s
technology vision through the museum’s opening and beyond
• anticipate and follow technology trends relevant to The Leonardo’s mission and vision
• oversee some outsourced technology projects, including work with The Leonardo’s IT and
website contractors
• work with staff to create and refine cutting-edge technology content for The Leonardo’s visitor
• collaboratively work on long-term planning for a nascent technology department
• provide cross-departmental technology content support and planning, including work with
ticketing, retail, events, education, development, and general operations
• continually and quickly assess new technology opportunities or elements


• must have curiosity and interest in contemporary science, technology and art
• must be passionate about working for a start-up museum in Salt Lake City
• proven ability to execute multiple projects within tight deadlines and budgets
• must understand and track changes to:
• new technologies
• exhibition techniques and development
• IT infrastructure
• user interface design
• web development and design (CMS experience preferred)
• network operations
• database design and maintenance
• social media platforms
• technology troubleshooting
• proven ability to work both cooperatively and independently toward solutions
• must be passionate about creating many different types and formats of content for The
Leonardo’s online and on-site visitors (experience preferred with any or all of following: film
shooting/editing, audio recording/editing, photography)
• ability to work and communicate effectively with all users of technology in the museum — in-
person and on-line visitors, staff, management, and advisors

Education and experience

• four-year college or university degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience
• 3 or more years experience working with IT systems and online web presences
• working experience in a variety of software platforms, production techniques and creative tech
• programming and web design/development experience
• experience preferred in design and development of technology experiences for visitors
• experience preferred with museums and/or non-profit organizations


This position requires mobility and agility working in and around a building that will be under
construction until spring 2011. Routine visits from The Leonardo’s temporary off-site offices to
The Leonardo’s building are required (approximately 1 mile away). The ability to lift equipment up
to 50 pounds is required. Assembly of equipment with small hardware is required.


Dependent on experience.

To apply

Please send a cover letter, CV, up to five professional references, and any relevant portfolio
material to Chris Davies, cdavies@theleonardo.org, as soon as possible. This position is open
until filled. Application materials will not be returned, so please send only duplicates.

The Leonardo is an equal-opportunity employer for all persons without regard to sex, race,
religion, color, national origin, age, physical, mental or educational disability, sexual orientation,
and/or status as a veteran.