Artist Opportunities

The Sundance Institute’s labs, granting, and mentorship programs operate year-round to support independent artists and bring exciting new work into the world. Several of our programs are now accepting submissions.

Open Applications

Sandbox Fund Open Call

The Sandbox Fund offers grants, engagement events, and other opportunities for independent artists seeking to explore the intrinsic link between science and culture through innovative storytelling. The open call is administered twice annually by the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund in collaboration with Sandbox Films, a documentary production studio that illuminates the art and beauty of scientific inquiry. 

Deadline: June 24, 2024

The Sundance Institute Graton Collab Artist Opportunity

The Sundance Institute Graton Collab Artist Opportunity application is live. It serves to cultivate a stage for artists from federally and non federally recognized California Indian tribes to tell their stories through film. The inaugural fellows will be awarded curated courses from the Sundance Collab platform, which provides a virtual destination for emerging artists to learn craft and career strategies and to build community through courses, workshops, advisor sessions, extensive resources, and community gatherings. 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Sundance Documentary Fund Open Call

In a changing media landscape, the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund has been a stable, progressive force in supporting work that has expressed the world in creative, complex, beautiful, and provocative ways, and it has created real cultural and social impact around some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Deadline: July 16, 2024

Upcoming Applications