Our Supporters

The Auckland Writers Festival is one of this country’s premiere cultural events and its largest and most successful literary event, hosting world leading commentators and writers in Auckland every year. The event is a highlight of New Zealand’s cultural calendar, it has annual attendances of more than 73,000 at over 180 events and it continues to grow.

The Event

  • Annually for 6 days
  • Next Event: Tuesday 15 – Sunday 20 May 2018
  • 180+ events
  • A record breaking 73,000+ attendances in 2017
  • 60,000 printed programmes distributed (including to postal database)
  • 200,000 crash fold inserts distributed nationally (in The New Zealand Herald and New Zealand Listener)
  • 20,000+ postal subscribers
  • 15,000+ email subscribers
  • 14,500+ social media followers
  • Paid and contra advertising in the New Zealand Listener and The New Zealand Herald

Reasons to sponsor

  • Association with one of the country’s premiere international arts events
  • Access to engaged and discerning audience: educated, professional, social. 73,000+ attendances in 2017
  • Brand acknowledgment and advertising in 110 page programme (print run 60,000), on website and social media channels, in newsletters, and in digital communications to our 50,000+ subscribers
  • Product placement (in venue and at Festival events)
  • Exclusive client and staff hospitality opportunities and business-to-business networking opportunities
  • Connection with high-profile international commentators, journalists, scientists, political thinkers, economists
  • Delivery of corporate social responsibility objectives


Sponsorship opportunities range from $10,000 - $100,000 plus GST. Based on your company’s current business and community objectives, we can work with you to tailor a sponsorship package that provides maximum benefit.

To discuss sponsorship please contact:
Tessa Yeoman, Marketing & Development Manager
Phone: +64 (09) 376 8074

Email: tyeoman@writersfestival.co.nz