The non-profit organization Littfests' main purpose is to plan and arrange the annual Littfest – Umeås International Literary festival – in order to safeguard and strengthen the literary tradition in the northern part of Sweden.
Littfests' board consists of representatives of the regions literary life. Chairman of the Board is Patrik Tornéus, former lecturer at the university, working part time with Littfest and part time for the Norrländska litteratursällskapet (an association for writers and readers in Northern Sweden). Other board members includes Jan-Olov Carlsson, working for the union at Volvo and is in charge of Pilgatans Book Café, Erik Jonsson, critic and editor of the literary magazine Provins, Hanna Hindriks, winner of the Umeå Short story Prize, Katharina Eriksson, ABF – adult education institute, Dan-Ove Willman, former lecturer at the university and project leader at the Regional Library, Pernilla Berglund, poet and student, Anneli Furmark, artist and a member of the Art Council, Linus Råde, Studiefrämjandet – adult education institute, Angelica Barahooi Johansson, coordinator for the City of Umeås cultural program for youth, Henric Bergner, owner of the Bookstore Din Bok, Johan Hammarström, owner of the Publishing House and Printing House h:ström, Anna Tagaro Andersson, Student, and Carl-Axel Gyllenram, Head of the Vindeln Library, board member of the Swedish Writers Union.
Over the past four years, Littfest's been coordinated by Patrik Tornéus and Erik Jonsson. They're both working part-time at the festival office which is located in Umeå.
Littfest receives its largest annual support from Umeå municipality, the city in which the festival is organized. Umeå municipality considers Littfest as a major cultural event and looks thus to contribute funds to cover for local rental and staff costs. Littfest also receives support from the Swedish Academy who regard Littfest as an important independent cultural festival in Sweden.