Park City Performing Arts Foundation DBA Park City Institute

Entertaining, Educating and Illuminating

aka Park City Institute   |   Park City, UT   |  www.parkcityinstitute.org

Mission

To enrich community by providing innovative experiences that entertain, educate & illuminate.

Notes from the nonprofit

We believe arts and ideas matter. We are continually seeking ways to serve our community by bringing arts and ideas into as many lives as possible.

We bring performing arts from the international stage to the Park City stage at the Eccles Center & Deer Valley Resort, for the illumination of residents and visitors alike. This season alone, we will present One Republic, Bernadette Peters, Garrison Keillor, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, more.

We give tickets to the underserved. 20% of our audiences are subsidized, including: senior citizens; students; more.

We bring our nationally recognized performers into the classroom to mentor and inspire our local students and their teachers.

We provide free, after-school, one-on-one, literacy tutoring at the Mega-Genius Supply Store & IQ HQ, inspired by Dave Eggers' 826Valencia.org.

We gather the thinky people in the community for illuminating experiences like TEDxParkCityYouth, TEDxParkCityWomen & Curiosities curated salon-style evenings.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Teri Orr

Main address

P.O. Box 1297

Park City, UT 84060 USA

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EIN

87-0513186

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Park City Institute is addressing the need for all Summit County residents to have affordable and accessible access to the performing arts. Art is a great connector and an attribute of a thriving community. Whether enjoyed on a stage or through the pages of a book, sharing an artistic experience is a conversation starter, providing a platform to exchange ideas and inspire creativity, We believe everyone should have access to the best of the performing arts, which is essentially a reflection of our culture and is in itself an education. In a community that is 78% second home owners and 25% Latino, we are widely varied. Affordability and accessibility is critical.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community and Student Outreach

The Park City Institute has provided many opportunities for Summit County students to participate in workshops with spoken word poets such as Shane Koyzan and Sara Kaye and converse with writers, reporters, and musicians such as Monica Lewinsky, Jodi Kantor, and the Scheffs of Beautiful Boy. Community members have participated in discussions regarding prison reform with Van Jones and with It Gets Better organization regarding issues concerning the
LGBTQ+ community. Each year the Institute strives to do more to promote thoughtful conversation with hopes to improve the lives of the whole community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We bring performing arts from the international stage to the Park City stage, for the illumination of residents and visitors alike.

• We have presented Boz Scaggs, All Wheel Sports, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Bernadette Peters, Garrison Keillor, Puppet Up Uncensored, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Trey McIntyre Project, Celtic Nights, Nellie McKay with Turtle Island Quartet, Jessica Lang Dance Company and Jon Batiste. We have seen Griffin Theatre's Letters Home and Imago Theatre's Zoozoo, both receiving rave reviews and broad community support.
• Our season includes dance, theatre, music, family attractions and amazing spectacles--which in the past have included Cirque, Animal experts, National Geographic Live series and more.

We sell tickets and sponsorships to all our events so that we can honor our mission give tickets to the underserved. 20% of our audiences are subsidized, including:

• Summit County senior citizens; Treasure Mountain Middle School Leadership class; Bright Futures (first generation college bound students); Latinos in Action; Peace House clients; local police and firefighters, Holy Cross Ministries clients; bus drivers and snow plow drivers and more, so much more.

We bring nationally recognized performers into the classroom to mentor and inspire our local students and their teachers.

• Every act costs us more because we pay larger fees to have them participate in teaching activities, for multiple days which require increased accommodations, food and transportation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We present the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series each summer under the stars.

• We continue to offer subsidized tickets to these performances as well.
• We bring you iconic singers and songwriters and bands you're gonna want to know. Think back to Bonnie and Willie and Lyle but also Grace Potter, Osborne Brothers, One Republic, Bruce Hornsby, Darlene Love with Muscle Shoals and Joe Bonamasso.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We have provided free, after-school, one-on-one, literacy tutoring at the Mega-Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ located on Swede Alley in Old Town. The space was generously donated to the Institute for ten years. Currently Mega Genius is closed until a new space is secured.

• Inspired by Dave Eggers’ 826Valencia.org – not school; not home; someplace caring and nurturing in between. Because the literary arts are still the arts.
• Our students show marked improvement in their studies because of the individual attention they receive here. Over 5000 student visits!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We gather the thinky people in the community for unforgettable TEDxParkCity and other illuminating experiences.

• TEDxParkCityYouth: Students in grades 8-12 audition and then receive coaching for weeks to months to refine their talks. Ultimately students give their TEDxYouth talk live on a stage in front of their peers. Talks are filmed, sent to TED for approval, and finally uploaded to the internet. Tedx speakers have gone on to speak on behalf of organizations and causes and in general gained confidence as they go to college and beyond.
• TEDxParkCityWomen & TEDxGlobal: Interactive events for community members to discuss topics presented through (sometimes streamed live) TED talks from the TED stage. Often locals speak to our local audience.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We organize Curiosities, curated salon-style evenings, several times a year for the idea-hungry.

• Fine food, fine wine, amazing speakers, with well mixed audience members to encourage stimulating conversations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal at the Park City Institute is to bring nationally and internationally known musicians, speakers, dancers, and other performers to its state-of-the-art 1300-seat theatre located in Park City, Utah. To meet our mission, "Entertain, Educate and Illuminate," we will continue to pursue our goal of creating a pathway to the performing arts for all Summit County residents, the undocumented, underserved, aging, veterans, students, teachers, working class, and the rest. We would do this by increasing the variety of performers, the frequency of performances and the timing of the events to accommodate various schedules and lifestyles of our community.

Over the course of 22 years, the Park City Institute has built solid relationships with agents and artists and are able to book performers who Entertain, Educate and/or illuminate from the stage. We will maintain these partnerships and develop others as these relationships keep us current to which artist are "hot" or "up and coming" in the world. We will continue to grow our donor and sponsor base through advertising, connecting through our relationships, and doing what we do well--presenting high level performances with exceptional customer service. As a nonprofit with a goal to make the arts accessible for everyone, we have gained the trust and respect of Donors who financially support the organization. Patrons purchase sponsorships and underwrite shows. In addition, we apply for grants, hold a yearly fundraiser, seek out performers who are willing to participate in outreach programs, and build connections in the community to help reach the right audiences.

We are small, lean and and not so mean organization. We're resourceful, creative problem-solvers (in our minds, anyway) and love what we do. We are driven to do what we do well because we will be answering to our neighbors and friends. We look for solutions. We're tap into our amazing pool of 100+ volunteers to execute our mission as there are thousands of details behind the scenes of what we produce. Living in a small community that expands and contracts with tourist seasons, has forged new relationships with those visiting who enjoyed a show, then became regulars, then major Donors. Some relationships with Donors span decades. Consistency to excellent programming and commitment to outstanding customer service keeps loyal patrons.

The Park City Institute has brought to the stage Bob Woodward, Jodi Kantor, Anne Lamott, Pink Martini, Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen, Monica Lewinsky, Anthony Romero, Jessica Lange Dance, Bill T. Jones, Parsons Dance, Grace Potter, Brothers Osborne, Punch Brothers Taj Mahal, and National Geographic Live to name only a few of the performances over the course of two decades. We have held countless student outreach programs with dance, musicians, spoken word poets, and speakers. The outreach programs or residencies are small group gatherings with students and artists/speakers/performers and have included Parsons Dance, Monica Lewinski (cyberbullying), Sara Kaye, and David and Nic Sheff of Beautiful Boy. The Institute has held a one of a kind student outreach with Edward Snowden's robot before he spoke!
Filmmakers in the Classroom is a collaborative project between the Park City Institute and Sundance Film Festival and is unique to this particular place and our nonprofit. There is not another program with filmmakers from Sundance who share their short films to local students during the festival and are present to discuss filming and story telling in an intimate setting.
We have lead support for TEDx events (women, youth, global). We coach students with their TEDx Youth talks over the course of weeks to months, videotape their talks, send to TED for approval and then they are uploaded to the internet. Currently we have over 300,000 views of TEDxYouth Park City talks. We've been told that teachers across the country use these talks with their classroom.
What's next? We look to art movements across the nation and dream of creating big experiences in smaller spaces. We wish to build upon our intimate evenings, we call Curiosities, that engage people in conversations with speakers. Art connects us all and we think it matters in all its forms.

Financials

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Park City Performing Arts Foundation DBA Park City Institute

Board of directors
as of 9/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ari Ioannides

Jason Owen

Michael Hanahan

Moe Hickey

Alicia O'Meara

Betsy Wallace

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