Government Support


Government Support

Government partnerships are a vital part of our existence, enabling Sundance Institute to support independent storytellers. Contributions from federal, state, and community agencies and embassies provide endorsements for our local, national, and international work. Government grants help us serve artists and audiences and provide leverage to raise additional funding for existing Programs and new initiatives. These activities cultivate original voices in film, television, theatre and digital media and enable these artists to reach audiences with unique high-quality stories. Government donors also help us achieve excellence as an organization and foster a culture of learning, mentorship, and accountability.

For more information on Government Giving, please contact us at 310-492-2298 or

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Programs Supported by Government Agencies

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Creative Distribution Initiative

Outreach and Inclusion

Indigenous Program

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Government Agencies

Sundance Institute honors the following legacy donors for many years of very generous support. These government funders have nurtured the growth of the Institute and its role in the community. We express our gratitude to each of them.

National Endowment for the Arts More >
State of Utah More >

Support received from the following government donors throughout the past year has helped sustain Sundance Institute’s ability to serve independent film and theatre artists in numerous ways.

Park City Municipal Corporation has supported community programming during the Sundance Film Festival for more than a decade, including the Student Screening program and Filmmakers in the Classroom for Park City students and teachers.

The Park City Visitors Bureau and Film Commission is part of the municipal government that promotes Park City as a tourist and film destination. Park City Visitors Bureau is a valued supporter of the Sundance Film Festival.

The Salt Lake City Arts Council connects artists and the public by producing a number of programs in the performing, visual, literary and folk arts. Grants from the Salt Lake City Arts Council support our Utah Community Programs serving Salt Lake City residents.

Salt Lake County’s Community Services department is dedicated to providing diverse opportunities to engage, enrich and entertain the community. Whether you are looking for interactive activities for kids, sports and exercise, music and theatre, books and computer access, or a cosmic learning experience … we have countless ways to connect, discover and play.

The Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program seeks to enhance Salt Lake County resident and visitor experiences through art, cultural, and recreational offerings. Currently ZAP funds support Community Programs in Salt Lake County, including: Community Screenings; Summer Film Series; and Festival Student Screenings.

Summit County Recreation, Arts and Parks (RAP) is responsible for maintaining the County’s park space and encouraging cultural and arts activities. RAP funds currently support Community Programming in Summit County, Filmmakers in the Classroom, and Festival Student Screenings.

Summit County Restaurant Tax is a grant program that supports marketing efforts to promote the Sundance Film Festival.