Sundance Institute has launched the inaugural Latine Fellowship and Collab Scholarship, created to have a meaningful impact on Latinx representation in independent media.
The programme provides fellowships and scholarships to 11 emerging Latinx artists and offers professional development opportunities, virtual gatherings to connect with like-minded artists and Creator+ memberships to Sundance Collab.
The Sundance Institute Latine Fellowship will provide six emerging Latinx artists who have been previously supported by the Institute with a year-long multi-disciplinary fellowship experience starting in August and offering bespoke creative and tactical support along with unrestricted non-recoupable grants of $10,000.
The Sundance Institute Latine Scholarship is aimed at five early-career Latinx artists with no prior engagement with Sundance Institute to receive a scholarship to attend a live online course on Sundance Collab. Recipients will get a Creator+ Sundance Collab membership for access to the Master Classes in the video library and to exclusive networking and community-building events on the platform. In addition to that, they will receive bespoke feedback on their projects and other opportunities to connect with the Sundance staff and artists.
The fellows selected for the 2022 Sundance Institute Latine Fellowship are: Ashley Alvarez (writer) and Michael León (co-writer and director) with Crabs In A Barrel (USA); Luna X. Moya with What The Pier Gave Us (USA); Marilyn Oliva with Chalate (USA); George Pérez with Los Cubanos (USA); and Cat Rodríguez with Untitled Bikini Bodybuilding Project.
The artists selected for the 2022 Sundance Institute Latine Collab Scholarship are: Shireen Alihaji with Blue Veil (USA); Erin Nene-Lee Ramirez with Love, As An Illusion (USA); Fabiano Mixo with A Home Of My Own (USA); Maggy Torres-Rodriguez with Cherries (USA); and Mathew Ramirez Warren with Weed Dreams (USA).