Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers. Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, the Institute secures a space for independent artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures. Through year-round programs, the Institute seeks to discover and develop independent artists and audiences and to provide a platform for artists to present their works to a global audience—the Sundance Film Festival.
Our work is only made possible with the generous help from our community of supporters. From individual donors to Patron Circle members to 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.