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Sponsors and Partners

Dublin Book Festival is exceptionally grateful to all our funders and partners. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or partner for the 2020 Dublin Book Festival, please contact 


Dublin Book Festival is primarily supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish Government agency for developing the arts. They work in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.

Dublin Book Festival is very grateful to the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency for their continued support.

Dublin City Council is a long-standing, valued partner of Dublin Book Festival.

Dublin City Council invites applications annually for funding towards arts projects and programmes in the city. Successful applications incorporate the following objectives: stimulate public interest in the Arts, the promotion of knowledge, appreciation and practice of the Arts, and the improvement of standards in the Arts within its functional area (Dublin City). 

Dublin Unesco City of Literature is a valued partner of DBF.

Dublin is the fourth UNESCO City of Literature, one of 28 UNESCO Cities of Literature worldwide.

With four Nobel prize winners (Yeats, Beckett, Shaw and Heaney), a brace of universities of global distinction in Trinity and UCD, over half a dozen books festivals, the internationally prestigious Dublin Literary Award and a world class new city library in the planning, it is without doubt that Ireland’s capital has literature in its blood.

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Dublin Book Festival is delighted to be receiving support from RTÉ Supporting the arts this year.

Each year, RTÉ supports many local and national arts events throughout Ireland through media partnerships and widespread cultural content on Radio 1, 2fm, lyric fm, Raidio na Gaeltachta, RTÉ One and Two, across RTÉ.ie, and via RTÉ Orchestras, Quartet and Choirs.


Programme Partners

Venue Partners

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