As a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation, Sydney Writers’ Festival relies on the support of generous donors and corporate partners to help us safeguard the future of Australia’s largest literary festival. Each year, SWF bring the joy of books to large and diverse audiences in Sydney and around the country, which we could not do without the support of our community. More than a third of SWF’s annual funding comes from philanthropy and corporate sponsorship. We warmly thank our Patrons and donors for their ongoing generosity and commitment to the Festival’s vision. 

Please consider supporting Sydney Writers’ Festival. Your support transforms what is possible for the Festival and the writers and readers we reach.

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"Sydney Writers’ Festival for me has been a much needed reminder that even in dark times human beings can come together through those holy acts of reading and writing."

George Saunders, 2017 Sydney Writers' Festival guest

Patron Program

Patrons of Sydney Writers’ Festival support the Festival with gifts of $1,000 or more annually. They play a vital role in the life of our organisation. In recognition of the generosity of our Patrons, we offer access to a suite of exclusive benefits including a priority ticket booking window, invitations to a calendar of exclusive Patron events and access to a comfortable, fully-catered and much-loved Patron Lounge during the Festival.

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Our partnerships are bespoke, each created to suit our partner’s objectives and requirements. Partners align their brand with Sydney Writers' Festival, and gain access to our audiences through a broad range of marketing and public relation campaigns.

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A gift of any size makes a huge difference to us. We are so grateful to those supporters who top up their ticket purchase and give what they can to help us bring the greatest writers and thinkers to the Festival, providing cultural nourishment and educational opportunities. Donations between $2–999 are tax-deductible with receipt.

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