Government Support

Donor Spotlight

Programs Supported by Government Agencies:

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Sundance Institute honors the following legacy donors for many years of very generous support. These government funders have nurtured the growth of the Institute and its role in the community. We express our gratitude to each of them.

  • The National Endowment for the Arts has supported Sundance Institute since its founding in 1981. Currently NEA grants aid the Feature Film Program, the Theatre Program, and #ArtistServices. NEA is also one of four federal partners that supports Film Forward.

  • The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is committed to economic development statewide, and the mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. The state of Utah has supported Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival for over 20 years, and since 2011 Utah has been recognized as the Festival Host State. Their support will continue and expand in 2015 to include Sundance London, NEXT FEST, and Utah Community Programs.


Support received from the following government donors throughout the past year has helped sustain Sundance Institute’s ability to serve independent film and theatre artists in numerous ways.

  • Park City Municipal Corporation has supported community programming during the Sundance Film Festival for more than a decade, including the Student Screening program and Filmmakers in the Classroom for Park City students and teachers.

  • The Park City Visitors Bureau and Film Commission is part of the municipal government that promotes Park City as a tourist and film destination. Park City Visitors Bureau is a valued supporter of the Sundance Film Festival.

  • The Salt Lake County Economic Development Department recognizes the annual economic impact of the Sundance Film Festival. To help bolster the County’s economy and bring benefits to SLC residents, the Department supports Community Programming, including the Summer Film Series, and Festival Student Screenings.

  • The Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP) Program seeks to enhance Salt Lake County resident and visitor experiences through art, cultural, and recreational offerings. Currently ZAP funds support Community Programs in Salt Lake County, including: Community Screenings; Summer Film Series; and Festival Student Screenings.

  • The Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP) Program seeks to enhance Salt Lake County resident and visitor experiences through art, cultural, and recreational offerings. Currently ZAP funds support Community Programs in Salt Lake County, including: Community Screenings; Summer Film Series; and Festival Student Screenings.

  • Summit County Recreation, Arts and Parks (RAP) is responsible for maintaining the County’s park space and encouraging cultural and arts activities. RAP funds currently support Community Programming in Summit County, Filmmakers in the Classroom, and Festival Student Screenings.

  • Summit County Restaurant Tax is a grant program that supports marketing efforts to promote the Sundance Film Festival.

  • The Division of Arts and Museums currently supports Community Programs in Utah including various Festival Community Outreach Programs and Student Screenings.