Apply for admission discounts below.

BGIF offers discounts on admission ticket price or passes to a variety of individuals and organizations including: students & educational personnel, emergency service personnel, journalists & influencers, photographers & videographers and some nonprofit organizations and community groups. To request free or discounted admission for yourself or an organization/group fill out the grant application [DEADLINE to apply September 15].

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Fed. ID #61-1225815). Download W9 here.

Grant FAQs

There is no deadline for becoming a sponsor. When your commitment is processed your link is added to our website. However we must meet deadlines for promotional materials to be created and displayed. So, the sooner you commit, the more exposure you receive.  

Deadlines include: Jun 1: Unconfirmed sponsors from the previous year are removed from the website; Jul 19: Deadline for 1st radio/television commercials; Jul 26: Deadline for printed posters; Aug 30: Deadline for brochure & in the 2nd radio & television commercials; Sep 6: Deadline for travel guides.

Once your commitment form has been processed you will receive an invoice for your records. Use the link to pay online or the address to mail a check or money order. Address:  Bowling Green International Festival, Inc. PO Box 50996 Bowling Green KY 42102.

There is no minimum or maximum for donations. Donate as much as you wish. Promotional benefits are assigned to donation ranges. See chart above for details.

Submit the online commitment form. Or, download, print and mail the pdf version. Links to both can be found above.

No. Collected contact information is solely for correspondence regarding sponsorship.

Your address will not be shared. A local contact is ideal when available.

Yes. Your company’s link can be to a website, social media page, blog etc.

Most sponsorship levels include a ticket discount for the sponsor’s employees. See benefit chart above for discount amounts. It is not necessary that included people be official, full-time employees, for example those contracted from an agency can be included. 

We will send a promo code you can use to retrieve the number of tickets associated with your level of sponsorship. Our ticketing service is Eventbrite. You’ll receive an email describing several options for dispersing the tickets.

Sponsors in several levels receive a ticket price discount for employees. The benefits chart above shows discount amounts. Sponsors will be emailed a promo code to give to employees to get the discount on Eventbrite when they purchase tickets. Instructions will be sent with the discount code. It describes how employees can purchase and use their tickets. The employer can also print and hand tickets out or email them as pdfs. Directions for all options will be provided.