Sponsor

 

The Tucson Festival of Books helps make Tucson a better community. We are focused on providing Tucson youth a brighter tomorrow. An estimated 25 percent of Festival attendees are age 18 and under.


OUR FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING ELEVATES LITERACY & EDUCATION:
• Extensive schools outreach in the weeks leading up to the Festival, including author visits, which encourage students and families from all walks
of life to participate in the Festival
• Field trips that enable 1,000 students from Title I schools to attend the Festival (in 2019, Citi funded the bus scholarship program; 5,000 student
participants in eight years)
• Contests in which hundreds of young authors and artists learn about and hone their literary skills
• More than 65,000 free books given to children since 2009
• Science City – the single-largest event in the state of Arizona promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts / Agriculture and Math (STEAM)
– has something for everyone ... not just kids!


WE SUPPORT YEAR-ROUND LITERACY PROGRAMS IN TUCSON:
• Funds raised beyond those needed to produce the festival are given to local literacy programs
• In the first ten years of the festival, more than $1.8M has been donated to literacy organizations in Southern Arizona
• Non-profit programs supported include Literacy Connects, Reading Seed and University of Arizona Literacy Outreach Programs
• Administrative costs average less than 10% annually
WE HAVE HAD A TREMENDOUS ECONOMIC IMPACT:
• Estimated $3.5M - $4.5M in economic impact to the Tucson community annually

EXPOSURE AT THE FESTIVAL:
• An estimated 140,000 attendees in 2019 (more than one-million in 11 years)
• 2,000+ volunteers (200 year-round; 1,800 event weekend; 700 volunteers in Science City)
• 400+ authors, many of whom travel to Tucson from throughout the United States
• 100 Arizona-based authors
• More than 200 generous sponsors – including local and regional businesses, foundations and individuals – support festival programming through
cash and in-kind donations
• More than 250 exhibitors and food vendors purchase booth space; 30 sponsors exhibit during weekend


SOCIAL MEDIA REACH:
• More than 1.2M TucsonFestivalofBooks.org site visits
• 170,000+ mobile app downloads (Android, Apple & Kindle platforms)
• Currently more than 30,000 electronic newsletter subscribers
• Over 1.6M impressions on Facebook - www.facebook.com/tucsonfestivalofbooks
• Nearly 200,000 impressions on Twitter - www.twitter.com/tfob
• Countless references to the festival in blog posts and website links

The Tucson Festival of Books has unprecedented reach. In nine years, the Tucson Festival of Books has experienced exponential growth. From a crowd of 50,000 in 2009
to crowds of an estimated 140,000 in 2019, the festival has become a destination event for best-selling authors, Southern Arizona residents and tourists from across the state and nation.

 

To secure a sponsorship or to learn more, please contact:
Executive Director, Tucson Festival of Books, PO Box 42466, Tucson Arizona 85733

Sponsorships@TucsonFestivalofBooks.org