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National Storytelling Festival Sponsor

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 include recognition in the Festival souvenir program, signage, announcements from the stage, website acknowledgment, media releases, and social media mentions.

Be A Festival Friend

Friend of the Festival

As Storytelling Live! sponsors, your donations promote the craft of storytelling and bring visitors to Jonesborough, Tennessee, the storytelling capital of the world! Support can be through a traditional sponsorship or a donation of goods and services. Sponsor benefits include recognition in the Storytelling Live! brochure, signage, announcements from the stage, website acknowledgment, media releases, and social media mentions.

Volunteer

Volunteer

​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!

All 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 interested, please e-mail our Festival Volunteer Coordinator at festivalvolunteer@storytellingcenter.net

 

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.

Advertising

Festival Souvenir Program Ads

Click here to get our Ad Spec Sheet for advertising in our Festival Souvenir Program

DEADLINE FRIDAY, AUG. 2OTH!

Story Slam 2021

Have you got what it takes to be the National Storytelling Festival’s next Best Story Slammer? Anyone’s welcome to apply – all you need is a little bit of courage and a true, five-minute story that suits this year’s theme, NOW WHAT?

Applications are in the form of a recorded 2-minute story excerpt. All entries will be judged by a panel and six will be selected to tell at the National Storytelling Festival on Saturday, October 2. Those selected to tell will receive a weekend ticket to the Festival!

Click here to learn more!

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