Each year we offer the opportunity for local non-profits, businesses, and passionate individuals to help tell the story of Charlottesville’s future by contributing a program to the Festival.
Tom Tom is like a community potluck.
We set the table — everyone brings a dish.
2023 APPLICATIONS COMPLETE - THANK YOU!
JOIN THE PARTY
From the beginning, Tom Tom’s success has relied on hundreds of participating and supporting organizations to share their skills, interests, and missions and help build a brighter tomorrow.
Are you part of a local organization that wants to host an event during the 11th Annual Tom Tom Festival: FUTURE FORWARD? We'd love to partner with you! Reach out to us below and let’s make it happen.
Partner events can be a wide range of programming: a charity run, a mini-festival, a series of discussions or lectures, a competition or workshop. They can be free or ticketed. The main thing, they must add some kind of value to the Charlottesville community that aligns with the core principles of the Festival.
What do we look for?
Partner Programs are curated by the Tom Tom Team. We look for engaging public facing events that highlight important work being done in the community, and ideally feature collaborations between organizations that encourage year-round partnerships.
WHAT DOES TOM TOM PROVIDE?
Promotion for all events*
Inclusion on the Tom Tom App & Website
Promotional Signage if requested
*Please note, Tom Tom does not guarantee full attendance at your event. We will list the event on our site and promote it through our channels, and encourage you to promote to your channels as well.
There is no application or participation fee for partnering with Tom Tom. If you are hosting a workshop, you are responsible for any supplies you would like to use. Tours and Open Houses are not required to provide refreshments, but are welcome to.
Past Community Partners
Charlottesville is brimming with incredible organizations that are the heart and soul of this community. Tom Tom is a moment in time when the whole community comes together to connect and learn and get introduced to all the work happening here.