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Your support, through our End of Financial Year Campaign, will help us build on the unique tradition that sets Adelaide Writers’ Week apart and makes it one of the most beloved events on our calendar.

With a budget of over $1.2 million to raise annually, and receiving only limited direct funding and a modest contribution from book sales and philanthropy, the majority (61%) of Adelaide Writers’ Week costs are currently underwritten by the Adelaide Festival. 

Since 1960, this six day event of public readings, talks and discussions is an inspiring platform where Australian and International authors and passionate readers of all ages come together. It attracts enormous crowds at the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden, is live streamed to community centres, libraries, aged care homes and schools across South Australia, as well as having selected sessions available to stream on demand from home. 

Adelaide Festival’s long-term commitment is to present Adelaide Writers’ Week as a free event. In this world of tightening budgets limiting opportunities for continual improvement, we need your help: by making a tax-deductible donation, you enable us to deliver a writers’ festival of the highest calibre which offers an exciting program, caters for all ages and is free!

There are many ways you can donate:




Looking to increase your level of involvement and financial support?

The Literati

The Adelaide Writers' Week Donor Circle empowers individuals and increase the impact of your gift. Joining a circle means joining a group of like-minded supporters who are passionate about keeping this iconic event vibrant, inspiring and accessible to all, to build on the legacy of Adelaide Festival and Writers’ Week for this and future generations of literature lovers.


A bequest to the Adelaide Festival is a generous way for you to make a contribution with long term impact. Bequests to the Adelaide Festival, of any amount, can help expand our programs and strengthen our financial position as we plan for future festivals.

For more information or to discuss your contribution, please email Bernadette Woods, Philanthropy Manager or call her on (08) 8216 4478.


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Adelaide Festival Corporation

Adelaide Festival Corporation is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Donations of $2.00 or more are tax-deductible. ABN 70 858 344 347