Event Sponsorship Application

The purpose of the Event Sponsorship program is to support groups through "the sponsorship and/promotion of events recommended by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Commission and anticipated to enhance the local economy through increased convention and/or tourism (visitor) activity in Oklahoma City."

The funding for this program is generated by Oklahoma City hotel tax receipts. As stated in the financial guidelines for the program, all sponsorship funding awards are subject to the availability of funds to Visit Oklahoma City. Even though funding may be awarded, the payment of any award may be less than the anticipated amount due to the actual availability of funds.

View the Event Sponsorship Guidelines

Please use the chart below to determine when your application should be submitted. You may submit your application up to one cycle prior to this timeline. Applications will not be accepted after the application deadline for your event date.


Event Dates

Application Deadline Committee Meeting to Review Applications Final Award Approval


January 1 Late January


July-October May 1 Late May Mid-June
November-February September 1 Late September Mid-October



Submit Post-Event Documentation Here

Watch the Event Sponsorship Application Training Video - Previously recorded webinar