“In our work at our different agencies and institutions, we have seen the power of storytelling to connect with audiences here and abroad, and to light the fires of curiosity about other cultures, creativity and a greater understanding of the world around us.” -Rachel Goslins, Executive Director, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Sundance Film Forward is an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Arts. Sundance Film Forward represents the best of our uniquely American interdependent system of cultural support, drawing on the expertise and resources of several federal agencies and the leadership of a private sector partner like the Sundance Institute. Together we believe the arts and humanities are essential elements in international cooperation and are fundamental to creating an engaged and informed society.
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) bridges the interests of federal agencies and the private sector, supports special projects that increase participation and excellence in the arts and humanities, and helps incorporate these disciplines into White House objectives. Building partnerships in the arts and humanities is central to the mission of the President's Committee. First Lady Michelle Obama is the Honorary Chair of the PCAH.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit http://www.imls.gov and follow @US_IMLS on Twitter and on Facebook.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at arts.gov.
Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, andnew media to create and thrive. The Institute's signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting newideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects asBeasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, The Invisible War, The Square, Dirty Wars, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.