“Sundance deepens the resolve of artists, bringing them together in a creative community so that they know they are not alone.” -- Robert Redford, President and Founder

Sundance Institute’s artist programs provide dynamic support at every step of the creative journey for individuals with distinct voices in film, theatre, film composing, episodic storytelling, and emerging platforms . Each program consists of Labs, Grants, Workshops, and Ongoing Resources for artists to nurture their projects and sustain their careers. Through year-round activities, we provide the space for artists to create and share their stories with the world. Since our inception, the Institute’s programs have supported more than 5,000 artists and fostered a community for independent storytellers to learn, grow, connect, and give back.


At the Institute’s core is a commitment to champion the creation of unique work by individual storytellers. Through ticketed events, open applications, and by invitation, we offer workshops, residential Labs, Grants, mentorships with accomplished professionals, and ongoing support to advance the development and production of independent work.

We encourage artists from around the world to apply for our Programs