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An Artist At The Table

Sundance Film Festival Opening Night Celebration

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For the past decade, Sundance Institute’s signature benefit has connected fierce independent artists and brave audiences who together embrace original, audacious, and deeply personal stories. Join us on Thursday, January 24th as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of An Artist at the Table and champion the next generation of groundbreaking voices.

Guests at An Artist at the Table will enjoy the world premiere of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival opening night film at the Eccles Theatre, followed by an unforgettable evening that includes dinner at Park City’s Utah Film Studios in the company of a Sundance-supported artist. Stay tuned for more details about this special evening as we announce the line-up of visionary artists who will share their personal Sundance experiences and the risks they’ve taken to tell their authentic stories.

Last year, An Artist at the Table raised over $650,000 for emerging artists that funded grants, mentorships, and other critical resources to help bring their stories to life. This year we’re aiming to well surpass that goal!

Reserve your table or seat today to celebrate independent storytellers and support the year-round work of the nonprofit Sundance Institute.

Attending Artists

We are thrilled to announce our first confirmed artists in attendance with many more to come!

Attending Artists


Table and Ticket Options

  • DIRECTOR’S TABLE—$25,000
    ($23,200 is tax-deductible)
    • PRIORITY RESERVED SEATING for nine at the Eccles Theatre opening night screening
    • PREMIUM TABLE for nine guests and one Sundance Institute artist at the dinner and program
    • SELECT THE ARTIST AT YOUR TABLE from a group of attending artists
    • NINE COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS to the artist’s film
    • EARLY PURCHASE ACCESS to additional event tickets prior to the public sale
    • LINE LISTING RECOGNITION in all event materials, on-site signage, and the 2019 An Artist at the Table web page
  • PATRON TABLE—$15,000
    ($13,375 is tax-deductible)
    • ROPED SEATING for nine at the Eccles Theatre opening night screening
    • TABLE for nine guests and one Sundance Institute artist
    • TWO COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS to the artist’s film
    • LINE LISTING RECOGNITION in on-site signage and the 2019 An Artist at the Table web page
  • INDIVIDUAL TICKET—$1,500
    ($1,325 is tax-deductible)
    • ROPED SEATING for one at the Eccles Theatre opening night screening
    • ONE GUEST TICKET for dinner and program with an artist at your table
  • DINNER ONLY TICKET—$1,250
    ($1,100 is tax-deductible)
    • ONE GUEST TICKET for dinner and program with an artist at your table

Donations

  • UNDERWRITE AN ARTIST—$1,500
    ($1,500 is tax-deductible)
    • Support the attendance of a Sundance Institute artist at the event.
  • $GENERAL CONTRIBUTION
    • If you are unable to attend, you can also support Sundance Institute by making a tax-deductible contribution in any amount.

Recognition & Seating Options

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Generous Supporters

Presenting Sponsor

Major Sponsor

In-Kind Partnerships
Nicholas & Company, Inc.

Event Chairs
Ava DuVernay
Shari Levitin
Pat Mitchell
Amy Redford
Jared Ruga
Jim and Susan Swartz

Anniversary Committee:
Peggy Bergmann
Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole
Richard Desich Family
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Ava DuVernay, Co-Chair
Lisa Eccles, President and COO, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
Katie Eldridge
Phil Engelhorn and Cameron Yates
Nina and David Fialkow
Diane and Hutch Foster
Eric Hermann and Susan Fredston-Hermann
Nancy and Dave Garrison
Donna and Kevin Gruneich
Kathleen Hagen
Bill and Ruth Ann Harnisch - The Harnisch Foundation
Margaret Jacobs
Shari Levitin, Co-Chair
Tina Lewis
Pat Mitchell, Co-Chair
Rory Murphy
Impact Partners
Gigi Pritzker
Amy Redford, Co-Chair
Jared Ruga, Co-Chair
Nadine Schiff-Rosen and Fredric D. Rosen
Lincoln Shurtz, President, Legislative Insight Consulting
Rhonda Sideris
Jim and Susan Swartz, Co-Chair
Jacki and Greg Zehner

Director's Tables:
Clearlink
Nina and David Fialkow
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Impact Partners
Jim and Susan Swartz

Patron Tables:
Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole
Gigi Pritzker and Madison Wells Media
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Ellen Rosenberg
Marcia Rowley
Ed and Betsy Wallace - Godycki
Jacki and Greg Zehner


About Your Contribution

The Sundance Film Festival is one of the many programs offered by the nonprofit Sundance Institute. Your ticket purchase to the Sundance Film Festival’s An Artist at the Table event includes a contribution to Sundance Institute and directly supports independent artists around the world throughout the year. Working to advance the impact of artists and their work in society, the Institute discovers, supports, and inspires independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and introduces new audiences to their work. Through all of its activities, the Institute fosters originality, authenticity, and diversity in storytelling.

Beyond the Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute's programs include the Feature Film Program, Documentary Film Program, Short Film Tour , Film Music Program, Theatre Program, Native American and Indigenous Program, New Frontier, Creative Producing Program , Episodic Program , Ignite, Catalyst Initiative, Outreach and Inclusion Department , Creative Distribution Initiative , and Women at Sundance , in addition to free community programs and a variety of opportunities for high school and university students.

To reserve your tickets or request additional information, please contact us at (435) 575-8079 or artistatthetable@sundance.org.

Gifts to Sundance Institute are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.