Become a Sponsor

Sponsor the National Storytelling Festival

The National Storytelling Festival is the flagship event of the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN. Now in its 50th year, the Festival was the first modern gathering of its kind. Having transformed the art of storytelling—as well as the small rural town in which it is held—the Festival is widely recognized as the world’s premiere storytelling event. After a successful virtual festival in 2021, we are looking forward to hosting the 50th Festival in-person, under the tents in Jonesborough.

Festival Media and Marketing Stats:

  • The 2021 Festival streamed worldwide in 33 countries with over 9,000 viewers
  • Enjoys regional and national media coverage
  • Email subscribers: 30,000
  • Website visitors: 347,000 annually
  • Social Media Impressions: 1.6 million annually

There are a variety of ways to sponsor the Festival through sponsorship packages, stage, tent, and special event sponsorships, as well as ad space in our Festival programs.

We ❤️ our Festival sponsors!

Sponsor Storytelling Live!

Storytelling Live! the International Storytelling Center’s renowned Teller-in-Residence program, features a line-up of 26 nationally-known storytellers. Each week, May through October, a different artist appears at the Center Theater in live afternoon concerts. Workshops and evening and children’s concerts are also offered. The Storytelling Live! performers represent the finest talent available in the world of storytelling—presented in Jonesborough, Tennessee the storytelling capital of the world.

Storytelling Live! Media and Marketing Stats:

  • Contributes more than 7.6 million to the region’s economy
  • Provides over 1,500 complimentary performances to underserved youth
  • Hosts more than 12,000 audience members
  • Includes over 200 hours of live programming
  • Enjoys national media coverage

There is a variety of was to sponsor Storytelling Live throughout the season with sponsorship packages and with our children’s concerts/ outreach series.

We ❤️ our Storytelling Live! sponsors!