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Cirque spectacles like Pedal Punk stretch the imagination.

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Rare author appearances, like Neil Gaiman shown here being interviewed by Doug Fabrizio, ignite conversation.

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Some of the biggest acts in the world, like Dierks Bentley, play right in our own town.

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Professional dancers from major companies like Alonzo King LINES Ballet teach in our local classrooms.

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All the world-class dance companies we bring to Park City spend time with our students, including MOMIX.

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The creators of Invisible Thread, which opened off Broadway in 2015, participate in student outreach.

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Leading scientist Philip Low tells high school students about his latest work and findings about the brain.

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Choo Choo Soul's Genevieve entertains our youngest citizens with positive messages.

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The world-famous Mummenschanz teaches a class on mask and mime.

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The new Mega-Genius store at Redstone offers thinky items for sale, with proceeds supporting after-school tutoring.

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Chris Botti steps off the stage and into the Deer Valley crowd.

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Aloe Blacc invites the audience to dance with him as he builds bridges with his music between different communities.

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Our audiences span multiple generations. People love to share the arts & create memories with children & grand-children.

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Free student outreach is key to our mission. Here S. Summit & PC High School students learn from Ailey II dancers.

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Our Filmmakers in the Classroom partnership with Sundance Film Festival puts films & filmmakers in front of HS students.

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Local students show composure as a boa constrictor is presented to the crowd by Utah's Hogle Zoo, courtesy of PCI.

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Summit County dance students were treated to a Master Class by a member of MOMIX, courtesy of PCI.

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Free literacy-tutoring fronted by a quirky retail shop. Kids grades 1-12 drop in after school Mon-Thurs with homework.

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Dave Eggers, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author & founder of 826 Valencia, visits our free literacy tutoring center.

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Dedicated to ideas worth spreading for a better world.

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Live speakers like travel writer Lavinia Spaulding (here) present their own 18-minute TED talk before the live audience.

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Local dancers and musicians are an inspiring part of the live program at all TEDxParkCity events.

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TEDxParkCity is independently organized & operated under license from TED.

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If you're lucky enough to receive an invitation, don't miss this thinky opportunity for your brain to break free.

Park City Institute: Where new ideas live. We enrich community by providing innovative experiences that entertain, educate & illuminate.

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 Park City's Eccles Center stage, for the illumination of residents and visitors alike.

  • This winter season alone, we will present Ira Glass, Grupo Corpo, Edward Snowden Live from Russia, Allen Toussaint, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, The Ann Wilson Thing, Railroad Earth and more.
  • Our sixteen performances this year are guaranteed to make you laugh and cry and elevate your spirit. Our season includes thoughtful conversation, dance, spoken word, music, family attractions and amazing spectacles.

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

  • Summit County senior citizens; Treasure Mountain Middle School Leadership class; Latinos in Action; Peace House clients; local police and firefighters, Holy Cross Ministries clients; members of the military and their immediate families; bus drivers and snow plow drivers and more, so much more.

We bring nationally recognized performers into the classrooms 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.

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

  • We continue to offer subsidized tickets to these performances as well.
  • On the Deer Valley Stage we bring you iconic singers, songwriters and bands you're going to want to know. Think back to Bonnie, Willie and Lyle but also One Republic, Dierks Bentley, Darlene Love & Lisa Fischer with Muscle Shoals Live, Smash Mouth, Grace Potter and Chris Botti and Joshua Bell.

We provide free, after-school, one-on-one, literacy tutoring at our TWO Mega-Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ's located on Swede Alley in Old Town and Newpark at Kimball Junction

  • Inspired by Dave Egger's – 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. Last year we saw more than 1,200 student visits!

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

  • TEDxYouth@ParkCity
  • TEDGlobal
  • TEDxParkCityWomen

We organize Curiosities, curated salon-style evenings for the idea-hungry.

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

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Park City Institute: Where new ideas live. We enrich community by providing innovative experiences that entertain, educate & illuminate.

EIN: 870513186

Reports: Guidestar


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