Become a Corporate Sponsor

Our corporate sponsors are vital for the sustainability and growth of Kingston WritersFest as an important cultural event in our community. Sponsorships may be either general or in support of a particular program or event. Businesses who partner with Kingston WritersFest gain exposure to an engaged audience of over 6,000 (including students), booklovers who come from Kingston (80%) and from eastern Ontario, Quebec, the northern US border states, and across Canada. For specifics on the demographic we serve and the reach of our online and print presence, please contact us at give@kingstonwritersfest.ca.

Gift-in-Kind Sponsorship: value $100 – $10,000

  • Name acknowledgment in the Festival program
  • Name linked and displayed on the Festival website
  • On values of $5,000+: Logo acknowledgment in print advertising and on the website Home-page flasher
  • On values of $500+: Invitations to the Festival launch party and sponsor/donor receptions

Event Sponsorship: $2,500 (excluding International Marquee and Robertson Davies Lecture)

  • Business card size ad in the Festival program
  • Logo acknowledgment on the Festival website, name linked and displayed on the Sponsor page
  • Name acknowledgment on the Festival website Event page
  • Logo acknowledgment on the Festival program Sponsor page and name acknowledgement on the Event page
  • Onstage acknowledgment at the sponsored event and Onsite signage (supplied by the sponsor)
  • Invitations to the Festival launch party and sponsor/donor receptions
  • 6 complimentary tickets with preferred seating at the sponsored event

Corporate Sponsorship: $5000+ cash or in-kind

  • Half page ad in the Festival program
  • Logo acknowledgment on the Festival website, name linked and displayed on the Sponsor page and Home-page flasher
  • Logo acknowledgment on the Sponsor page in the Festival program
  • Logo acknowledgment on all print promotional materials and advertising
  • Onstage acknowledgement at opening/closing night events and sponsor/donor receptions
  • Invitations to the Festival launch party and sponsor/donor receptions
  • Complimentary tickets with preferred seating at selected events

Headliner Event Sponsorship: $7,500

Available for the International Marquee gala, featuring an internationally acclaimed author, and for the Robertson Davies Lecture, presented by a distinguished contemporary literary figure; ask us for details.

Media Partner Sponsorship: 

Kingston WritersFest offers media sponsorship opportunities at $2,000, $5,000 and $10,000 levels. Please contact Tricia Knowles, Marketing Director at marketing@kingstonwritersfest.com for more information.

Presenting Partner Sponsorship: $15,000 + with a multi-year commitment

  • Full page, premium placement ad in the Festival program
  • Logo acknowledgment, premium placement, on the Sponsor page in the Festival program
  • Logo acknowledgment on all promotional materials and advertising
  • Logo acknowledgment on every Festival website page and on Home-page flasher
  • Sponsor name linked and prominently displayed on our website Sponsor page
  • Acknowledgment from the stage at all major events
  • Onsite signage display
  • Invitations to the Festival launch party and sponsor and donor receptions
  • Complimentary preferred-seating tickets to opening and closing events

In keeping with CRA guidelines, we do not issue charitable tax receipts to Corporate Sponsors, but only to donors, who will be eligible for sponsorship benefits. We gratefully accept corporate sponsorship support in an amount that works for you and are happy to offer congruent benefits.

You can also support Kingston WritersFest as an Author Patron or a BookLover Donor.