2021 Uprise Grant Fund

Acknowledging the disproportionate effects the pandemic and racial terror have had on storytellers of color and other systematically marginalized groups, Sundance Institute's goal is to provide financial support at key moments in an artist's career by supporting their personal livelihoods and creative projects. Sundance Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Uprise Grant Fund.

“This fund meets the most urgent needs of U.S.-based emerging artists of color from historically marginalized communities who are looking to sustain their creative practice, ensuring that these critical stories and voices are not erased. Artists must identify as being Black, Indigenous, and/or a person of color, and we encourage artists who also identify as disabled, LGBTQ+, and/or undocumented to apply. Sundance defines “emerging” as artists who have yet to complete a longform or major work in the specific discipline of the program in question. In serving these communities, we additionally seek to uphold values of narrative sovereignty, justice, and joy.”

To read more information and apply, please click here. Finalists will later be invited to submit a complete application. Application deadline: Apr 5 2021 14:00 (MDT).

Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film, media, and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.

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