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Please join us in partnership and celebration to bring the 51st Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts to our community October 15-16, 2022.

Last year, Kentuck had a record-breaking festival. Only one year after covid closed shut down the in-person Kentuck Festival, we welcomed more than 260 artists, 9 musical acts, 15 writers and storytellers, and nearly 20,000 visitors to the 50th Kentuck Festival of the Arts.

 

This amazing turnout led to a $6 million economic impact on West Alabama’s business community in only 2 days! The Kentuck Festival engaged more than 500 volunteers and 70 businesses as corporate sponsors. Artists paid taxes to the state of Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, and the City of Northport for more than half a million dollars in sales!

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This year, for the 51st Kentuck Festival of the Arts, we are planning to break records yet again. With even more artists, fantastic line-ups of music and spoken word performances, an immersive children’s area, and internationally-known Guest Artists, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to partner your business with the Kentuck brand—a symbol of creativity, wholesome fun, and economic prosperity for more than half a century. Invest in your community today by becoming a Corporate Partner for the 51st Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts.

 

Sincerely,

Amy Echols

Executive Director

Kentuck Art Center

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how to secure your partnership:

-Download partnership info here or keep scrolling for information.

-Download  general partnership form here.  Interested in sponsoring a particular venue at the Kentuck Festival? Scroll down to learn more.

-Email form to kentuck@kentuck.org or mail it to:

Kentuck Art Center 

503 Main Avenue

Northport, Alabama 35476

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why investing in kentuck = investing in your community

$1=$32

Every dollar invested in Kentuck puts $32 back into the community.

$1 = $32

$6 million

According to Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports, Kentuck makes a $6 million economic impact on the surrounding community during the two-day Festival.

$6 million

thousands of children

Kentuck's Artists in the Schools program sends over a dozen Festival Artists to local third grade classrooms for demonstrations and hands-on activities. Studies show that students engaged in the arts have higher standardized test scores, higher GPAs, and lower dropout rates.

thousands of children

$500,000

Each year, taxes are paid  to the city, county, and state on more than $500,000 of sales.

$500,000

270+ artists

Kentuck invests more than $38,000 in costs and lost revenue to bring 26 guest artists, 21 demonstrating artists, and 15 award winners back to the Festival each year, as well as send 17 artists to local schools. We invest in making the Festival great before inviting artists to apply!

The higher the quality of art, the better the Festival. The better the Festival, the higher the impact on artists and the community.

270+ artists

5th in the nation

In 2018, Sunshine Artist Magazine ranked Kentuck Festival of the Arts 5th in the nation in the category of Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows. These rankings are based solely on artists’ self-reported revenue.

5th in the nation

corporate partnership packages

Interested in becoming a corporate partner? 
Download form here. Then, email the form to kentuck@kentuck.org or mail it to our offices.

example materials from previous years

Kentuck Festival Guide
Kentuck Festival Guide

Kentuck Festival Guide 2018

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Thank you 2018 sponsors
Thank you 2018 sponsors

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Kentuck Festival Artists
Kentuck Festival Artists

Kentuck Festival 2018 Artists

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Kentuck Festival Guide
Kentuck Festival Guide

Kentuck Festival Guide 2018

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festival guide

Our Festival Guide is printed on 11x17" paper and folded in half. All Partners names go on the back cover. Partners at the $2,200 level and above receive logo placement. 7,000 programs are distributed at the festival for free. Scroll through the pictures to see all pages.

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park signs

In the park, sponsorship logos go on a large, corrugated plastic sign, similar to this one. These are 7 feet tall, have 3-4 sides, and are freestanding.

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website

Kentuck's website design makes it easy to prominently display our corporate partners. In 2020, Kentuck's site had 43,591 website users and 146,652 page views. 

Kentuck's Facebook Home Page

facebook

Kentuck has 10,000 followers on Facebook (as of 7/18/2022) and is steadily growing by frequently posting engaging content like Artist Talk videos, blog posts, and more.

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instagram

Kentuck's Instagram has 4,278 followers (as of 7/18/2022) and is steadily growing by posting engaging content like Artist Talk videos, blog posts, and more.

next steps: pick your partnership

general partners

Download general partnership form here.

venue partnerships

Interested in customizing your package or sponsoring a particular venue at the Kentuck Festival?

Venue partnerships available: (click to download forms)

Brother Ben Music Stage

Kathryn Tucker Windham Spoken Word Stage

VIP Hospitality Tent

Artist Hospitality Tent

Sloss Metal Arts

Kentuck For Kids Activity Area

These venue partnerships are sold on a first come, first serve basis. This page was last updated 7/18/2022 at 2:30pm.

great! i have the form. what's next?

Fill out the form and return it to Kentuck Art Center.

Email form to: kentuck@kentuck.org

Or mail form to:

Kentuck Art Center

503 Main Avenue

Northport, Alabama 35406

Questions? Call (205)-758-1257

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