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For over 25 years Sydney Writers’ Festival has been at the heart of storytelling in Sydney, across NSW and around the country.

As a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation, we rely on the support of generous donors and corporate partners to help us safeguard the future of Australia’s largest literary festival. Each year, Sydney Writers’ Festival brings the joy of books, writing and ideas to large and diverse audiences in Sydney and around the country, none of which we could not do without the tremendous support of our community. More than a third of Sydney Writers’ Festival’s annual funding comes from philanthropy and corporate sponsorship, for which we warmly thank our Patrons and donors.

Your support transforms what is possible for the Festival and enables us to substantially grow our impact and allow us to continue to support Australian authors, run our much-loved education programs and program free events to ensure the Festival remains accessible to a wide audience. There are so many ways to support the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Learn more via the links below.

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 exclusive events across the year and access to the much-loved, fully-catered, Patron Lounge during the Festival.

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Supporting as a Company

Be part of the story and become a Sydney Writers’ Festival corporate partner. Our partnerships are bespoke, with 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.

Supporting as a Company

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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 of $2 and above are tax deductible.

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