Dear Community Partners,

Licking County’s celebrated FAMFEST is a three-day showcase of our community’s vibrant film, visual and performing arts vitality and economic power. Moved this year from May to late September FAMFEST is expected to draw children, families, and arts lovers from across Central Ohio to Licking County’s diverse range of makers, performers, and creators. The film, arts and music festival draws children, students, families, and citizens of all ages and demographics. 

Connecting with Your Community

We believe FAMFEST is an excellent way for you and your business to show your support for those who enjoy the performing and visual arts – and actively engage in artistic creation.  As a young organization, we seek sponsors who are willing to grow with us and those who see the value of culture to our social and economic well-being. A modest contribution to our general fund will result in high visibility in publicity leading up to the festival and at the festival September 30-October 1.

Concentrated Action, High Visibility

Inaugurated in spring 2015 as an annual festival to showcase and develop the arts of Central Ohio, FAMFEST ( 501c3) is preparing to host its 3rd arts festival this fall. FAMFEST will span three days and feature live music, performing and visual arts, and documentary films screened within three blocks around the Newark courthouse as well as the Canal Market District, Denison’s Newark Art Space and Downtown Newark branch of The Licking County Library. This relatively small footprint promises to be action-packed, people-filled, and pulsating with creative energy and excitement. Sponsor visibility (and gratitude) will be very high in the “Festival Zone.”




Film, Art and Music = Creative Entrepreneurs

•     Culture is big business. Part of our mission is to encourage and promote new and established artists throughout Licking County. They are remaking our region’s cultural scene and impacting our economy with jobs and revenues. Sponsors will demonstrate both their commitment to cultural education and the value of cultural commerce.

•     FAMFEST is about film making. We will feature new student films.

•     FAMFEST is about the visual arts. Professional and student artists will be featured at the three-day festival. Exhibitions of their work start one month before the festival opens.

•     FAMFEST is about music.  Musicians will perform live during the festival.

•     FAMFEST is about makers. This festival puts a lot of effort into creating immersive experiences where students, children and families can collaborative with professional artists to create film, music, and visual art.  Throughout September FAMFEST’s partners will host dozens of free art making experiences at area schools, libraries and galleries.

If you want to send a message to your customers and fans, show your support of the cultural gifts of Licking County and acknowledge that arts and culture draw crowds, excite change, and encourage young people to live and work in our community. Licking County is rich with talent. Demonstrate your commitment to these talented people, their friends, families, and fans.

We expect to see you and your family at FAMFEST!


2017 FAMFEST Giving Levels:


Fan                 $100

Friend            $250


Sponsor        $500

Stakeholder $1000


Producer      $2500

Partner          $5000

Hero               $10,000

Contact the FAMFEST Leadership Team