The Crescent Arts Centre Belfast

What is the Belfast Book Festival? 

The Belfast Book Festival has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2010 and has since become the largest and most diverse literary festival in Northern Ireland. Each year we strive to curate a programme of events that is unique and highly creative, as we bring to the city as whole host of international authors, whilst providing a platform for local authors. Along with your traditional 'book' events, the festival delivers a range of creative and educational workshops and provides a programme of events for schools and communities, which are free at the point of delivery.

In 2018 we:

  • Programmed 108 events at 31 venues across the city
  • Delivered Lit Crawl Belfast (Think Culture Night but with book themed events, Lit Crawl Belfast was a literary takeover of the Queen’s Quarter and was the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, the 2nd on the Ireland of Ireland and the 3rd city in the UK).

The Festival’s home is The Crescent, who plan and deliver the festival, and where the majority of events take place. We also use a multitude of venues across the city as we seek to engage with new audiences.

The Crescent is a vibrant and welcoming hub where everyone can experience the power of the arts and develop their creativity. We believe that the arts should be accessible by all and we are a trusted part of the community. Located in the heart of South Belfast The Crescent has been serving the population of the city and beyond with a wide range of arts and cultural activities for over 40 years.

The Crescent and Belfast Book Festival is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.

Why sponsor the Belfast Book Festival?

  • The Belfast Book Festival has become an established festival within the city of Festivals with a passionate and committed audience
  • We attract audiences from across Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and overseas, and our audience base is growing year on year. Over the last 3 festivals we attracted over 3,000 unique customers from Belfast and beyond
  • With over 45,000 social media followers across all of our channels and over 400,000 website visitors a year, working alongside the festival is a great way for you to reach a new audience and to link your brand with our creative and innovative programming.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We can build a package for you that can deliver on engagement, brand awareness, creative marketing campaigns, bespoke activity and Corporate Social Responsibility. Our sponsorship opportunities are divided into tiered packages allowing you to engage with the festival in the best way to suit your needs. 

For more information about the festival sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Festival Marketing Officer.  

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