Officials said last year’s large arts and cultural nonprofits and zoo recipients reinvested $90 million into the economy and held nearly 30,000 events collectively.
“Salt Lake County families enjoy an amazing variety of offerings that include dance, music, theater, the arts, zoos and museums. It’s how we’ve invested in a quality of life that enriches our lives and provides outstanding memories,” Mayor Ben McAdams said in a news release announcing the funding.
“I’m grateful for the community’s ongoing support of ZAP and for the enthusiasm of local volunteers that makes this investment possible.”
The funding comes from the ZAP tax, 1 cent of every $10 spent in the county, which has been voted on and renewed by county residents since 1996.