The CARE initiative is scheduled to be on the Washington County primary ballot in June of 2014

The  Washington  County  Arts  Council  (WCAC) coordinates  and  promotes  leadership  and  policies that   encourage  and  foster  a  strong,  vibrant  and cohesive  arts  community  for  the purpose of enriching the  lives  of  County  residents  and visitors.

This  is primarily  through  professional development activities,   cooperative  planning  and promotion.


Some FAQs about WCAC


Who do you serve, and where? WCAC works with artists, professional organizations, community-based groups and school arts providers to realize their potential. Our support reaches throughout Washington County in all artistic disciplines.

Where does your operational support come from? We receive ongoing support from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, as well as the County; a majority of the Cities and Municipalities have also contributed to our efforts.

How are you different than the St. George Arts Commission or the Utah Department of Arts & Museums? WCAC is known as a Local Arts Agency, functioning at the County level.


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Some FAQs about CARE


What is CARE? CARE stands for Culture, Arts and Recreation Enhancements, a proposed increase of 1/10 of 1% of Sales Tax. It is similar to Salt Lake County’s ZAP (Zoo, Arts & Parks) and Cache County’s RAPZ (Recreation, Arts, Parks and Zoos) taxes. This program would go before voters in 2014, and benefit established and new Arts and Recreation programs throughout Washington County. Talks continue to create the best plan for all County citizens.

How much money are we talking about? It is anticipated that over two million dollars could become available for arts and recreation projects throughout the County. Again, this would come from 1/10 of 1% of County Sales Tax, which includes residents AND tourists. This is approximately $ .04 cents per day/per person or about $14.55 per year.

Who’s going to oversee this process and how will funds be distributed? Through the County, a Board (comprised of business, arts, recreation and community members) would distribute, or re-grant, funds to 501c3 designated organizations for cultural and recreational projects via a carefully designed application process. No distribution formulas have been set. Peer Panels would review applications against set criteria and strong reporting procedures would be in place.


This project is supported by the Utah Arts Council, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.




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