Vancouver Live! Video Screen Advertising Program

Is your organization looking for a high-profile way to promote its events? The City of Vancouver, through the Vancouver Live! Video Screen Advertising Program, offers access to free airtime on a video billboard for non-profit arts and culture organizations. You pay for and arrange the production of the video, and we provide a place for it to show. These spaces are in high demand, so check out the guidelines now.

Eligible applicants

You can apply for this grant if your organization is a Vancouver-based, non-profit, arts or culture organization.

Ineligible applicants

  • Sports or fitness organizations.
  • Educational, political or religious organizations.
  • Community service organizations.

Eligible types of projects include

  • Promotion of arts and cultural events and activities that are open to the public.

Ineligible types of projects include

The promotion of

  • Conferences, workshops, and other forms of training.
  • Lotteries or contests.
  • Fundraisers.
  • Sporting events.

Contact Cultural Services about transit shelter and video screen advertising

Location and mailing address
Cultural Services
Woodward's Heritage Building
501 - 111 West Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Phone: 604-829-2007

Fax: 604-871-6005

tsavanlive@vancouver.ca

Application deadlines

If your group is interested in requesting space, do so at least four months in advance. Requests that come after the deadline will not be considered.

For campaigns starting in Apply by Expect confirmation in
January 2017 October 21, 2016 October 2016
February 2017 November 18, 2016 December 2016
March 2017 December 23, 2016 January 2017
April 2017 January 20, 2017 February 3, 2017
May 2017 February 17, 2017 March 3, 2017
June 2017 March 24, 2017 April 7, 2017
July 2017 April 21, 2017 May 2017
August 2017 May 19, 2017 June 2, 2017
September 2017 June 23, 2017 July 7, 2017
October 2017 July 21, 2017 August 4, 2017
November 2017 August 18, 2017 September 1, 2017
December 2017 September 22, 2017 October 6, 2017
January 2018 October 20, 2017 November 3, 2017
February 2018 November 17, 2017 December 1, 2017
March 2018 December 22, 2017 January 12, 2018

Video Screen Advertising Program documentation

Vancouver Live! Video Screen Advertising Program Guidelines  (100 KB)

This guide covers:

  • Program description
  • Eligibility  criteria
  • General information
  • How to apply
  • Notification process
  • A timeline to success
  • Design and production information
  • Production specifications and delivery

Technical specifications and submission guidelines  (130 KB)

This video production guide contains:

  • Technical specification for your video
  • Instructions on how to upload your video once it is approved

Want your video displayed?

 Follow these guidelines

Video File Format and Upload Specifications

Technical specifications to follow to make sure your video is accepted and meets quality standards.