2020-2021 Impact Report

CREATIVITY ON AND OFF STAGE

We Are Learning

now, more than ever, that to be human means to long for in-person connection. Our last season began with Doggie Hamlet at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and ended (awfully unexpectedly) at a reading of Mary Dickson’s play EXPOSED in the Viridian Center. In between, 23,942 audience members enjoyed our truncated season of 14 shows across a range of mediums. We renamed our community engagement work REACHUP and as you will see, despite the COVID-19 disruption, we were still able to offer 38 events for more than 14,000 Utahns. We’re proud of all that we did together this year.

Thank you. Thank you for donating to UtahPresents, sponsoring a show, a series, or the entire season. Thank you for buying tickets and going on a journey with us.

I’m proud to share about the work that you generously supported last season. In that telling, I want to focus not just on what we did together but also what we learned. Please enjoy this deep dive behind the scenes on a few projects.

Brooke Horejsi,
Executive Director UtahPresents

38 REACHUP Events
Connecting 14,643 Individuals
Through 39 Community Organizations
With 181 Artists

“BE VERY SPECIFIC,” SAID MARC BREW. AXIS DANCE COMPANY’S DIRECTOR. BREW WAS TEACHING AN INTEGRATED TECHNIQUE CLASS TO U DANCERS. AFTER MEMORIZING A DETAILED ARM SEQUENCE, THE DANCE MAJORS TRANSFORMED IT INTO A SOLO AND CREATED GROUP CONSTELLATIONS. THIS WAS A NEW TYPE OF TRANSLATION FOR THE STUDENTS, AS MARC IS IN A WHEELCHAIR.

AXIS Dance Company is the foremost physically integrated dance company in the US. AXIS was our first foray into presenting artists with disabilities. Partners helped design ten events with the company including an integrated dance technique class, panel discussion with medical students, teacher workshop with Tanner Dance’s Dance for Disabilities, and a student matinee performance.

Presenting AXIS showed us how intentional we need to be about increasing access. We arranged transportation and housing to include multiple accessible vans and rooms, removed pit seating to accommodate every patron in a wheelchair, and audited our website for accessibility.

Going forward, Art Access, a local organization dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse arts community, is helping our staff develop an accessibility plan to make Kingsbury Hall and UtahPresents a better partner for members of the disability community. Our work to increase access at UtahPresents continues.

WE ARE TOO OFTEN CONNECTED ACROSS THE GLOBE BY DIRE NEWS AND STEREOTYPES. ART BRINGS A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE, TELLING MULTIPLE STORIES ABOUT A CULTURE FROM WITHIN, RATHER THAN ONE SINGLE STORY FROM THE OUTSIDE.

This season, Indian Ink Theatre Company and Guangdong Modern Dance Company brought tales of nostalgia, place, and memory. Indian Ink blends western mask and physical theatre work with eastern flavors and quirky New Zealand humor. At Mrs. Krishnan’s Party, Mrs. K longs to return to the India she left many years ago. Under a garden of hanging lights, she learns to find a home away from home with her nephew Jimmy and an audience of relative strangers.

Guangdong Modern Dance Company, the first modern dance company in mainland China, mixed the opulent lines of the old (calligraphy) with the sharp aesthetic of the new (modern dance) to create Beyond Calligraphy. In Ink Wash Landscape, bodies in exquisite slow motion float against a changing backdrop of landscape, another blending of the old (nature) with the new (technology) to create a home away from home.

The meticulous lighting and set designs for both shows brought out our best. Through these shows, we learned to dialogue across cultural contexts to make the work shine, finding our shared humanity in the beauty of our individual stories.

AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019

REVENUE

100% of your donation goes directly
towards UtahPresents Programs

EXPENSE

UTAHPRESENTS PROGRAMMING DETAIL
$496,001
$570,580
$110,033
$37,182
$36,968
$33,223
$14,200
  • Programming: Artist fee, housing, transportation, and REACHUP program
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Outside consultants, repairs & maintenance, parking services, audit, ticket consultant
  • Fees: ticket software and banking
  • Professional development & travel
  • Administrative
  • Development & fundraising

YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE. THANK YOU.

25,000+

Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation

Salt Lake County Cultural Facilities Support Program

Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks

Utah Division of Arts & Museums

 

10,000-24,999

Peter Ashdown

The Bar Method

George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation

Chet and Carrie Goodwin

Gordon and Connie Hanks

Hampton Inn & Suites Salt Lake City – University/Foothill

National Endowment for the Arts

John and Marcia Price Family Foundation

Salt Lake City Arts Council

Alice and Kevin Steiner

The Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation

University of Utah Guest House & Conference Center

UtahPresents Advisory Board

XMission

 

5000-9999

Arts Midwest

Kathryn Atwood and Jacques D’Astous

Mary L. Daines

Kathie and Chuck Horman

Lone Rock Clothing/Design Ink

Robert and Mikelle Mansfield

Mitchell Barlow & Mansfield

Shaun and Wendy McCardell

Dinesh and Kalpana Patel

Western States Arts Federation

2500-4999

Marney and Peter Billings

The B.W. Bastian Foundation

Sandi Behnken

Every Blooming Thing

R. Harold Burton Foundation

Ferro Investments, LLC

Mike Ferro

Robert and Mary Gilchrist

The Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation

Lee and Audrey Hollaar

Keller Investment Properties

Kenworth Sales Company

LIFEWTR

Steiner Foundation

Kyle Treadway and Greg Pedroza

Vita Bone

Zions Bank

 

1000-2499

Ari Diamonds

Bombay House

Patricia Callahan

Goldman Sachs

John and Ilauna Gurr

Joshua and Masha Herzbrun

David and Renae Kirby

Carolyn and Peter Kowalchik

Lori McDonald

New England Foundation for the Arts

Natu Patel

Sanjay Patel

Tushar Patel

Semnani Family Foundation

Umbrella Theater Company

United Way of Salt Lake

John and Martha Veranth

500-999

John Bergerson and Shawn Kielty

THE BLOCKS

Darryl and Ann Butt

Dhiraj Chand

Muljibhai and Sharda Chaudhari

Community Foundation of Utah

Annie and Jahn Davis

Eric and Shellie Eide

EKA Solutions, Inc.

Fatpipe, Inc.

Guru Hargobindji Hospitality Inc.

Greg Hatch and Terry Kogan

Laurie Hofmann and David Classen

Marian Ingham

Cosette Joesten

David and Lisa Kieda

Laxmi Hospitality LLC

Peter and Michelle Morgan

Donald and Clara Murphy

Bankim Patel

Prakash Patel

Sally Shatz

Srilatha and Anurag Singh

Krista and Jim Sorenson

Utah Humanities

Yuvi Petroleum LLC

Jody and Wai-Ming Wong

 

250-499

Scott and Kathie Amann

Havilah Clarke

Tiana Hood and Steven Morales

Brooke and Michael Horejsi

Karineh Hovsepian and Russell Kelly

Thelma Iker

Michael Lobb

All gifts made between January 1 and December 31, 2019