Every year we deliver a world-class literary festival for Sydney thanks to the generosity of our patrons, sponsors and supporters. As a not-for-profit organisation, we depend on private members of the community and forward-thinking businesses to help us put on a festival that so enriches the cultural life of the city. In fact, more than 42% of our annual funding comes from philanthropy and corporate sponsorship. 

There are many ways that you can support the Sydney Writers' Festival, from making a donation of any amount, becoming a Patron, engaging in corporate partnership or involving yourself in the life of the Festival by volunteering with us.  

‘The 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, guest of the 2017 Sydney Writers' Festival

Your support enables us to bring the world's most exciting international authors to our shores, bring literary events to suburban and regional areas, deliver innovative education programs to schools across New South Wales, and so much more. No matter how you choose to show your support, you help us connect the community to creativity, literature, knowledge, and ideas. Thank you.