Sundance Institute

Our community of supporters resemble the artists they champion – dynamic, committed, and diverse – which is why there are many ways to support Sundance Institute. Whether you’re an individual donor interested in joining Sundance Circle for an enhanced Festival experience, a corporation looking to align your brand with the Sundance Film Festival, or a foundation seeking innovative ways to create social change, Sundance Institute connects you to the artists and programs you are most eager to support. Your investment preserves the work of artists allowing thoughtful, provocative, and independent voices to flourish.

Become a Member

Join a community of like-minded individuals who believe in the power of great art. As a Sundance Institute Member, you’ll receive insider information on the best new films, plays and artists while receiving valuable benefits and discounts that complement your enthusiasm for adventurous storytelling.

Become an Individual Patron

Whether your love is for film, the Festival, or the Institute overall, we have the perfect program to connect you with your passion. Discover the ways to support Sundance Institute from a one-time gift through the Artist Fund, joining Sundance Circle for year-round Institute engagement to championing the independent artists and stories you love through Artist Circle.

Become a Corporate Supporter

Sundance Institute builds multi-faceted partnerships for leading brands to engage with a creative community of artists and audiences. From Film Festival sponsorships to named artist fellowships that provide funding to artists during their creative process, there are many unique ways to engage with Sundance Institute

Become a Foundation Partner

Foundation Giving enables Sundance Institute to support the vital work of independent storytellers. We work closely with each foundation to connect it to Institute activities that reflect shared values and priorities.

Become a Government Supporter

Government partnerships are a vital part of our existence. Contributions from federal, state, and community agencies and embassies serve artists and audiences and provide endorsements for our local, national, and international work.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering for Sundance Institute is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. We rely on volunteers from around the world who generously dedicate their time and commitment to the Sundance Film Festival, our summer labs in Utah, our year-round work at our Los Angeles, Park City, and New York City offices, and all of our many programs that support independent storytelling.

Attend an Event

Sundance Institute hosts special events across the country year-round to celebrate independent artists and to raise funds to support groundbreaking new work for the screen.  

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Support Sundance Institute

From Individual Donors to Sundance Institute Members and 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.

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