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.

Summer Applications

2024 Ignite x Adobe Fellowship

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. Submit your short film now to be considered for a year-long fellowship where you’ll receive mentorships, unique resources, and the opportunity to attend the 2025 Sundance Film Festival.

Deadline: February 14, 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. 

Deadline: August 31, 2025

2024 Episodic Lab

The Episodic Lab offers writers an opportunity to workshop an original pilot and develop their writing and pitching skills. Working with accomplished showrunners, producers, and executives, the Fellows participate in one-on-one story meetings, pitching sessions, craft workshops, and writers’ rooms, which altogether provide creative and strategic tools to develop their pilots and navigate the industry.

Deadline: March 9, 2024