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Sponsor the Festival

Sponsor the Festival

The International Storytelling Center is always looking for sponsors for the National Storytelling Festival.  Support can be through a traditional sponsorship or a donation of goods and services. Sponsor benefits could include recognition in the Festival souvenir program, signage, announcements from the stage, website acknowledgment, media releases, and social media mentions. Please email to discuss opportunities for the National Storytelling Festival.

Be A Festival Friend

Friend of the Festival

The growth and success of our Festival is due in large part to the help of people like you who love and support live storytelling. As a Friend of the Festival your investment will help stage this year’s event and ensure the continuance of this educational, artistic, and economic driver for our region. Become a Friend of the Festival. 



​The National Storytelling Festival needs the support of more than 500 volunteers to work with Festival staff and technicians to pull together an event that will make Jonesborough proud!

National Storytelling Festival volunteers will make great memories and enjoy more than a few pleasant surprises. At the end of the day, volunteers will go home with a volunteer button and the undying gratitude of Festival attendees and organizers.

If you would like to be added to our volunteer list, please e-mail our Festival Volunteer Coordinator at


Continue A Legacy

Merle Davis Story Listener Fund

ISC is celebrating the life of Merle Davis, beloved arts administrator and devoted audience member of the National Storytelling Festival. Named for the late wife of storyteller Donald Davis, the Merle Davis Story Listener Fund honors the life of a story connoisseur who understood how important it is to be a good listener. Support the Merle Davis Listener Fund.


Festival Souvenir Program Ads

Please email to explore options for the 2022 virtual National Storytelling Festival. View the ad specs and pricing.

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