Sundance Institute supporters are a community of passionate individuals and organizations that are united in their support of Sundance Institute’s mission to advance the work of independent artists in film, theatre, and music and to share their stories with the world. The Sundance community understands that fresh perspectives from visionary storytellers are essential for a healthy and vibrant society.
Our community of supporters resemble the artists they champion – dynamic, committed, and diverse – which is why there are many ways to support the Sundance Institute. Whether you’re an individual donor interested in joining our Theatre Circle, a corporation looking to align your brand with the Sundance Film Festival, or a foundation seeking innovative ways to create social change, Sundance Institute connects you to the artists and programs you are most eager to support. Your investment preserves the work of artists in film, theatre, and music allowing thoughtful, provocative, independent voices to flourish.
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Become a Member today and join a community of like-minded individuals who believe in the power of great art. As a Sundance Institute Member, you’ll receive insider information on the best new films, plays and artists while receiving valuable benefits and discounts that complement your enthusiasm for adventurous storytelling. Learn More.
Whether your love is for theatre, film, the Festival or the Institute overall, we have the perfect program to connect you with your passion. Discover the ways to support Sundance Institute from a one-time gift through the Artist Fund, to joining Sundance Circle for year-round Institute engagement to championing the independent artists and stories you love through Leadership Giving. Learn More.
Sundance Institute builds multi-faceted partnerships for leading brands to engage with a creative community of artists and audiences. From Film Festival sponsorships to named artist fellowships that provide funding to artists during their creative process, there are many unique ways to engage with Sundance Institute Learn More.
Foundation Giving enables Sundance Institute to support the vital work of independent storytellers. We work closely with each foundation to connect it to Institute activities that reflect shared values and priorities. Learn More.
Government partnerships are a vital part of our existence. Contributions from federal, state, and community agencies and embassies serve artists and audiences and provide endorsements for our local, national, and international work. Learn More.
Sundance Institute hosts special events across the country year-round to celebrate independent artists and to raise funds to support groundbreaking new work for the screen and stage. Join us!
At the heart of Sundance Institute is a community of artists, friends, and supporters who believe in the value of bold, creative, independent voices. Throughout the year and around the country, our events connect, grow, and inspire this community by offering resources, sharing new work, and exploring the ideas that shape our culture.
We invite you to join us at our upcoming events to experience the magic of creative storytelling and our Artist Programs. To learn more about an event or see how you can attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-492-2325.
Salons, studio visits, conversations, private screenings, dinners and receptions provide exclusive opportunities to connect directly with independent artists who define our culture.
Open to those who support the Institute at $30,000 and above.
Parties and screening events hosted by Institute program directors for friends and alumni, as well as private screenings for members and supporters, provide an insider’s view of the newest discoveries and conversations in independent film, theatre, and digital media.
Open to those who support the Institute at $5,000 and above.
Free educational and screening events where Sundance artists share new work and learning.
Open to all Sundance supporters.
Signature experiences that celebrate the Institute’s mission, impact, and community. All Sundance Institute supporters are invited to purchase tickets to our Benefit Events.
Special ticketed events to help Sundance Institute raise funds needed to accomplish its mission.
Together, we have the power to transform culture by preserving the space for our artists to create and thrive and providing opportunities to introduce their work to new audiences. Explore the programs, festivals, and initiatives of the highlighted programs below and ensure that your contribution supports your passion:
From Individual Donors to Sundance Institute Members and Foundations to Corporate Sponsors, we thank you for your commitment to our mission to advance the work of artists in film, theatre, and music and to promote these important voices in society.
As of September 2014
Ariel Investments, LLC
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The Charles Engelhard Foundation
Entertainment Industry Foundation
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Cindy and Alan Horn
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Geoffrey K. Sands
Steve Tisch Foundation
Walter L. Weisman
$100,000 and above
$1,000,000 and above
Special thanks to the State of Utah, Utah Office of Tourism, Utah Film Commission, Park City Municipal Corporation, and Park City Visitors Bureau and Film Commission.
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