Artist Opportunities

Current Applications

Deadline: January 18, 2022

The Documentary Edit and Story Lab is rooted in the belief that nonfiction editing is an art, not just a technical craft, and that the director-editor relationship is a core tenet of nonfiction storytelling. By inviting a team of experienced editors who articulate the nuances, challenges, and dynamic nature of this essential relationship, the lab aims to foster a creative community with a distinct focus on craft. 

Deadline: February 4, 2022

The Black List and the Sundance Institute are teaming up to host The Indigenous List, highlighting the very best Indigenous screenwriters from both feature film and television. Submit your screenplay for consideration to to be considered; artists who are selected will get the opportunity to take meetings with major Indigenous creators within the industry.

Deadline: February 10, 2022

The Producers Program encompasses a year-round support in the form of  labs, fellowships, grants, and events focused on nurturing the next generation of independent producers as well as creating community and connection among independent producers.

Deadline: February 10, 2022

The year-long program is designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Producers Lab and Producers Summit, a grant to support the producer and the project, year-round mentorship from a dedicated industry mentor, and ongoing support from Sundance Institute staff.

Upcoming Applications

Opens: February 9, 2022

The Sundance Institute Episodic Lab is a six-day program at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah that offers writers the opportunity to workshop a pilot script, while developing their writing and pitching skills.

Opens: February 14, 2022

The Sundance Institute and Adobe are teaming up to find our next Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows – emerging filmmakers ages 18 to 25 who are looking to take their careers to the next level.

Sundance Collab is a free-to-join global learning and storytelling community for creators, featuring opportunities to get expert advice, personalized feedback, and curated resources while forging new connections with other artists. It also offers the opportunity to go deeper into your learning through online courses in writing, directing, producing and more. Learn, share and connect. Join now.

Learn more about Program Offerings for artists.