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Media Sponsorship Program

KUOW is proud to provide in-kind on-air support for nonprofit events happening in our broadcast region. We sponsor a variety of arts, culture and civic events that reflect the mission of KUOW's programming and provide enjoyment, service and outreach to our audience.

KUOW Media Sponsorship Program And Purpose

KUOW’s Media Sponsorship program strives to provide a voice for diverse, thought-provoking ideas, people and experiences within our community. By providing in-kind media sponsorship to local nonprofit organizations and events, KUOW exposes listeners to a variety of cultural, artistic and community experiences throughout the Puget Sound region that entertain, promote discourse and increase participation in our community.

Media Sponsorship Awards

Media sponsorship awards consist of on-air messages that air on KUOW, an online events calendar listing and text mentions in KUOW printed and electronic communication pieces. These awards are granted exclusively to nonprofit events through KUOW’s application process.

Applying For KUOW Media Sponsorship

KUOW is proud to offer two types of media sponsorship to non-profit organizations throughout the Puget Sound region:

Series/Season: Sponsorship granted to a series of events within one year. This type of sponsorship applies to theatre, concert, dance, literary, film or any other series- based activities.

Single Event: Sponsorship of a single event. This type of sponsorship applies to annual festivals, single museum or art exhibitions and other special one-time events. You may apply for sponsorship for up to 3 single events within the same year.

Starting May 20, 2016, we will begin accepting Single Event Sponsorship Applications year-round. Series/Season applications will continue to be reviewed once a year.

How To Apply

Step 1: Download and read the 2016-2017 Media Sponsorship Guidelines & Questions (PDF).

Step 2: Apply via online application.

Note: There are two separate applications: one for Series/Season Sponsorship and one for Single Event Sponsorship. To ensure that your application is processed correctly, please apply via the correct link.

Media Sponsorship Application – Single Event | Deadline: At least 10 weeks prior to event date

Application for Series/Season Sponsorships is closed. 


If you have any questions regarding KUOW media sponsorship or our public events calendar, please email Lisa Wang at

KUOW Sponsored Events: Organization Resources