Annual giving

Your generous contribution will enable us to continue our work as the cornerstone of Australia’s literary activity, as we collaborate with Australian and international writers and thinkers to keep presenting smart conversations that are free, accessible and inclusive.

Stories are important. We need your help to share them. 

As an Annual Donor you will:

  • Belong to an exclusive group of like-minded donors dedicated to building Melbourne’s cultural and literary sector

  • Invest in building a community with a passion for books, writing and ideas; a UNESCO City of Literature where public discourse and smart conversations are free and accessible.

  • Enjoy exclusive opportunities to meet national and international authors and speakers at pre-event and special donor functions.

  • Gain first access and exclusivity to our annual events programme with complimentary tickets for you and a guest, including our annual Storytelling Gala, Show of the Year and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

  • Have your name acknowledged in our Annual Report.

We invite you to give at the following levels to join our annual giving program.

  • $1,000+ (Enquiring Mind)
  • $2,500+ (Bright Spark)
  • $5,000+ (Conversation Starter)
  • $10,000+ (Big Thinker)
  • $25,000+ (Game Changer)
Donate now

To learn more about our annual giving programme, please contact Romy Ladowsky, our Head of Development, at