Friends of the Festival

Becoming a Friend of the Festival

This October 7-9, the International Storytelling Center will celebrate its 50th annual National Storytelling Festival, considered the most prestigious storytelling event in the country. ISC is proud to produce the Festival, and attract an audience from across the globe who recognize Northeast Tennessee as the place to hear the finest storytelling talent in the world. The growth and success of our Festival is due in large part to the help of people like you who love and support storytelling.

As a Friend of the Festival, your investment will help stage this year’s event and ensure the continuity of this economic driver for the region. Moreover, the Festival provides support for ISC’s year-round programming, including our expanded youth initiative that reached over 3,500 young people and at-risk students in the last year alone.

Five Levels of Giving: All of the options listed below entitle you to a tax-deductible contribution and the knowledge of supporting a valuable arts program.

Bronze $100 Acknowledgement in the National Storytelling Festival souvenir program

— Silver $150 Acknowledgement in the National Storytelling Festival souvenir program and two tickets to the Saturday night Ghost Stories Concert            

— Gold $300 Acknowledgement in the National Storytelling Festival souvenir program and your choice of: 1) four tickets to the Pre-Festival Concert on Thursday evening, or 2) one virtual festival ticket

— Diamond $750 Acknowledgement in the National Storytelling Festival souvenir program, one three day pass to the National Storytelling Festival, one ticket to the Yarnspinners’ Party, access for one to the Partners Retreat featuring complimentary refreshments and a private restroom, and one virtual festival ticket

— Platinum $1500 Acknowledgement in the National Storytelling Festival souvenir program, two three day passes to the National Storytelling Festival, two tickets to the Yarnspinners’ Party, access for two to the Partners Retreat featuring complimentary refreshments and a private restroom, and two virtual festival tickets