In 2018, the Salt Lake City Arts Council cut funding to SB Dance by 75% compared to the company’s previous award. In 2019, the 5-person City Arts Council panel declined to fund SB Dance at all. These decisions are kinda weird. They differ from decisions reached by every previous City Arts Council panel since 2000. They also differ from the judgements reached by decades worth of County ZAP panels and State panels, which, by the way, increased funding to SB Dance in 2019 by 50% and 25%, respectively.
So what happened at the City?[Read more…]