Institute Granting

Launched in 2021, Sundance Institute Granting Program provides leadership and strategy across Sundance Institute’s granting initiatives, administers and pilots cross-disciplinary funding opportunities to artists and engages in field building and advocacy. The program is guided by a focus on transparency and accountability with equity in the foreground.

Artist Support

Institute Granting offers opportunities for artists to access funding to advance their projects, build their networks and grow professionally. Our program provides Project Advancement and Completion Funding through our Zions Bank partnership – as well as year-long fellowships such as – Humanities Sustainability Fellowship, the Latine Fellowship and the Asian American Fellowship.

Humanities Sustainability Fellowship

The Sundance Institute Humanities Sustainability Fellowship is a year-long opportunity that provides 20 U.S.-based underemployed nonfiction mediamakers whose work and livelihood have been grossly affected by the pandemic with direct, unrestricted stipends to supplement their income, pairs them with humanities advisors to deepen the humanities content and approach, and provides professional development opportunities throughout the fellowship year.

Asian American Fellowship and Scholarship

The Sundance Institute Asian American Fellowship and Scholarship will provide 12 emerging Asian-American artists with professional development, opportunities to connect with like-minded creatives to develop and grow one’s network and COLLAB Creator+ memberships. Our goal is to have a positive impact on Asian-American representation in independent media and to strengthen connections to other organizations working in the space.  The Program consists of two strands: the Sundance Institute Asian American Fellowship and the Sundance Institute Asian American Scholarship.

Latine Fellowship

The Sundance Institute Latine Fellowship and COLLAB Scholarship will provide 10 emerging Latine artists with professional development, opportunities to connect with like-minded creatives to develop and grow one’s network, and COLLAB Creator+ memberships. 

The program aims to positively impact LATINE representation in Sundance Institute programs and independent media.  The Program consists of two strands: the Sundance Institute Latine Fellowship and the Sundance Institute Latine COLLAB Scholarship.

Sundance Institute Completion Fund

The Sundance Institute Completion Fund in partnership with Zions Bank provides unrestricted grants to BIPOC and Women filmmakers working across fiction and nonfiction. Applicants must be planning to premiere their film in the first six (6) months of the calendar year to be eligible. Selections are by invitation only and open to nominated candidates that are receiving support via an Institute Program.