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 2018 October 20, 2017 November 3, 2017
February 2018 November 17, 2017 December 1, 2017
March 2018 December 22, 2017 January 12, 2018
April 2018 January 19, 2018 February 2018
May 2018 February 16, 2018 March 2018
June 2018 March 16, 2018 April 2018
July 2018 April 20, 2018 May 2018
August 2018 May 18, 2018 June 2018
September 2018 June15,  2018 July 2018
October 2018 July 20, 2018 August 2018
November 2018 August 17, 2018 September 2018
December 2018 September 21, 2018 October 2018
January 2019 October 19, 2018 November 2018
February 2019 November 16, 2018 December 2018
March 2019 December 21, 2018 January 2019

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