The Sundance Institute has created a $1 million fund to support artists, filmmakers and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On its website, the institute said acting now is imperative.
“To put it bluntly: There can be no return to business as usual. When history looks back, this will either be the moment when we invested in artists, making it possible to turn what we’re feeling during these scary and surreal times into powerful, lasting creative work — or it will be the moment we lost a generation of art and artists because we failed to support them when and how they most needed it. That’s why it is so urgent and essential to dig deep, even if it means making sacrifices, and act now to ensure that the world on the other side of the pandemic is one that’s full of art, storytelling, and vibrant, diverse perspectives.”
The fund has three areas of focus, including providing financial support for 100 of the spring and summer institute participants, working with Artists Relief to help artists nationwide, and providing emergency financial support for independent artists organizations worldwide.
Full details about the fund and application process can be found on the Sundance Institute’s website.