For over 25 years, Sundance has provided a platform for inspiring creativity, discovery and independence. Following the vision of our founder, Robert Redford, we hold a strong commitment to our artist community throughout our website, catalog and retail channels. We further this commitment by partnering with local artist organizations in neighborhoods where our retail stores are located. With a like-minded vision, we have chosen these non-profit organizations based on their commitment to inspiring and cultivating creativity through art education for all ages and all skill levels, particularly towards education for the youth and those underprivileged.
We are proud that a portion of proceeds donated have enabled children to attend new outreach programs and art camps they would not have previously been able to participate in.
Urban Arts Academy of Minneapolis
Their Mission: Cultivate and develop talent within local artists
Urban Arts Academy of Minneapolis is a Minnesota-based organization working to further art education in local, young artists from diverse backgrounds and cultures. They create a nurturing environment through which these artists are able to develop the gifts of self-expression and community. They strive for educational equality through the arts and the modeling of social, economic, and racial justice.
Their Mission: Nurture a community where people discover, develop, and express their artistic vision
Creative Arts Center, a North Texas-based non-profit committed to building community through art, is a special organization. They believe creativity exists within every one, and they work to foster an environment where community and collaboration expand creative opportunities. Through innovative teaching techniques, they work to cultivate artistic expression at any level of skill or experience, and provide an outlet for creative expression in a nurturing environment.
Their Mission: Provide fundamental art training for those with an interest and passion for art
Scottsdale Artists' School is an Arizona-based non-profit dedicated to the artistic enrichment of the community through developing the capabilities of artists and aspiring artists of all ages and backgrounds. The organization has over 200 diverse art programs dedicated to working with all artists, from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals. They work to cultivate a strong foundation in art appreciate to form the building blocks for great artists of the future.
Their Mission: Expand art education availability for all students in the Portland area
Vibe of Portland is an Oregon-based organization working to return emphasis to art education where it is missing from today's daily educational system. Many students with an interest in arts are not able to pursue it, especially those who do not have the means to connect with the art community outside of school. Vibe connects local teaching artists who have a passion for art and music with students who have a desire for a creative outlet. Until long-term visual art and music education is available to all students in Portland, Vibe will continue to work with those who strive to cultivate and understand artistic expression.