We primarily partner with other nonprofits and institutions that are interested in recording and archiving voices in their communities.
In Atlanta (where our StoryBooth is located) and stops along our Mobile Tour, we partner with local organizations that serve communities whose voices are least heard in our history books and in the media. We also occasionally seek to partner with organization based in specific communities as part of an active, funded initiative. These partnerships are free of charge.
Organizations can bring our staff to their community in custom partnerships. For a fee we can facilitate on-site recording days, create unique content for distribution, and offer trainings and workshops for organizations or groups seeking to launch their own recording project. Program fees are on sliding scale based on a partner's annual budget. Fees for StoryCorps training partnerships start at approximately $10,000, and fees for recording partnerships start at approximately $25,000.
Please note that we generally need to start planning on-site recordings and trainings at least three months in advance. To learn more or send us an inquiry about a potential partnership, visit our website.
We also offer corporate partnerships and collaborations. For more information about these partnerships and collaborations, submit a request to us here, and tell us about your organization and how you would like to work together.
We also have a number of resources available to organization that we aren't able to formally partner with.
The StoryCorps App and our remote recording platform StoryCorps Connect are tools available to anyone, anywhere at no cost, and no formal partnership is needed. In addition to our recording tools, StoryCorps DIY is a free set of resources to help organizations develop their own interview collection projects. After years of working closely with community partners, we've compiled our best practices to help you create a sustainable community program around storytelling.