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Wed, May 01



LitLive Survival Appeal

LitLive hasn't received public funding (its main source of income) for two years, which has depleted its reserve funds. We need money to continue running the series and paying writers who present at LitLive.

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LitLive Survival Appeal
LitLive Survival Appeal

Time & Location

May 01, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Jun 22, 2024, 11:00 p.m.

Hamilton, 27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9, Canada

About the Event

Click here to visit our fundraising page!

We are proud to pay the writers who present at LitLive, but recent funding challenges have threatened the future of our series.

Our usual funding comes from a mix of public arts grants and Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) entry fees. However, like many arts organizations, we’ve keenly felt the ongoing government cuts to public funding and have not received the operating and core grants that have historically sustained us (we have received no funding for the past two seasons, a first for LL). Plus, the Covid crisis continues to impact audience attendance, which reduces our PWYC door fees.

We are looking for help to cover our basic operating costs. Our yearly budget is approximately $7000, broken down as follows:

  • Reading fees: $150 per reader per event x 4 readers per event x 10 months = $6000
  • Venue AV/Tech fees: $75 per event x 10 months = $750
  • Various publicity costs, such as website, domain, email subscription fees, printed materials: $250 (these costs have thus far been donated, but we anticipate having to pay for future renewal fees and purchases).

Please know that we're grateful for all forms of help, financial or otherwise. If a payment isn't possible right now, we'd still appreciate it if you could share this campaign and tell others about LitLive.

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