Creating conversations, Building Community.
We envision LitFest as the world’s destination for transformative, educational, provocative and entertaining conversation. For this to happen, we need to bring in the biggest authors and the most important thinkers, broaden audiences, and program in larger venues to serve more Edmontonians. We want to do all this while still providing events that are accessible for audiences of diverse income levels and backgrounds.
Currently, LitFest relies on government and community grants for slightly more than one third of it’s annual budget. While this percentage is relatively low within the arts nonprofit sector, the funding model leaves the organization operating on a year-to-year basis, and limits the ability to plan creatively. By securing long-term, sustainable partnerships, LitFest will draw top-level authors—who often come with hefty speaking fees— and entice national and audiences.
We cannot facilitate the conversations our society is demanding without you. We rely on the financial and voluntary support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to carry out our work. Your support will sustain and promote conversations that matter.