Independent or Independents may refer to:

Arts, entertainment, and media

Artist groups

  • Independents (artist group), a group of modernist painters based in the New Hope, Pennsylvania, area of the United States during the early 1930s
  • Independents (Oporto artist group), a Portuguese artist group historically linked to abstract art and to Fernando Lanhas, the central figure of Portuguese abstractionism


    Groups, labels, and genres

  • Independent music, number of genres associated with independent labels
  • Independent record label, a record label not associated with a major label


  • Independent (Ai album), a 2012 album by Ai, a Japanese/American R&B musician
  • Independent (Faze album), a 2006 album by Faze, a Nigerian R&B musician
  • Independent (Sacred Reich album), a 1993 album by Sacred Reich, a thrash metal band from Arizona, USA


  • "Independent" (song), 2007 song by Webbie
  • "Independent", a 2002 song by Ayumi Hamasaki

    News and media organizations

  • Independent Online (South Africa), a news and information website based in South Africa, owned by Sekunjalo Investments since 2013
  • Independent News & Media, the largest publisher of print material in South Africa and owner of Independent Online until 2013
  • Independent Media Center (also known as Indymedia or IMC), an open publishing network of journalist collectives that report on political and social issues, e.g., in The Indypendent newspaper of NYC
  • ITV (TV network) (Independent Television), a British television channel


  • Grand Island Independent, a newspaper published in Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Indy Week, formerly known as the Independent Weekly and originally the North Carolina Independent
  • Irish Independent, newspaper
  • San Francisco Independent, formerly the largest non-daily U.S. newspaper
  • Santa Barbara Independent, a news, arts, and alternative newspaper published every Thursday in Santa Barbara, California, United States

    Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media

  • Independent bookstore, bookstore that is not part of a chain
  • Independent film, film produced by a small movie studio
  • Independent publisher, small press not associated with a major publisher
  • Independent radio, radio stations independent of government or conglomerate interference
  • Independent sources, in journalism, two or more sources which attest to a given piece of information
  • Independent station, television or radio station that is not affiliated with any network

    Mathematics, probability theory and statistics

  • Dependent and independent variables, the argument of a mathematical function
  • Independent, in Independence (probability theory), a variable whose occurrence does not affect the probability of occurrence of another


  • Independent Company, a World War II British unit
  • Independent Highland Companies, units of Scottish Highlanders in the 17th and 18th centuries
  • Independent Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Companies of the American Civil War
  • Norwegian Independent Company 1, a World War II Norwegian unit
  • British Army Independent Companies of Foot, British units in the French and Indian Wars

    Politics and religion

  • Independent (religion), name for supporters of a disestablished Protestant church during the English Civil War, closely identified with support for the English Commonwealth, of which Oliver Cromwell is best known
  • Independent church, or non-denominational church, a church unaffiliated with a denominational organization
  • Independent city, city that does not form part of another local government entity
  • Independent politician, not affiliated with any political party
  • Independent voter, not a member of any political party
  • Independent voting movement (U.S.), not affiliated with any political party


  • Independent circuit, professional wrestling shows not associated with the major wrestling promotions In U.S. college sports, schools that are not members of an NCAA or NAIA athletic conference, including:
  • NCAA Division I FBS independent schools, for football
  • NCAA Division I FCS independent schools, for football
  • NCAA Division I independent schools (baseball)
  • NCAA Division I independent schools (basketball)
  • NCAA Division I independent schools (ice hockey)
  • NCAA Division I independent schools (soccer)
  • NCAA Division II independent schools, for all sports
  • NCAA Division III independent schools, for all sports
  • NCAA independent schools (lacrosse), for all divisions
  • NAIA independent schools, for all sports

    Other uses

  • Dependent and independent verb forms in Goidelic languages
  • Independent business, privately owned companies
  • Independent clothes store, boutique not associated with the larger retailers
  • Independent contractor, organisation or individual which provides goods or services under terms specified in a contract
  • Independent school, school which is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operation
  • Independent Truck Company, an American skateboarding brand
  • Vickers A1E1 Independent, British multi-turreted tank designed during the Interwar period