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

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 2021 October 23, 2020 November 13, 2020
February 2021 November 27, 2020 December 18, 2020
March 2021 December 25, 2020 January 15, 2021
April 2021 January 15, 2021 February 5, 2021
May 2021 February 19, 2021 March 5, 2021
June 2021 March 19, 2021 April 2, 2021
July 2021 April 16, 2021 May 7, 2021
August 2021 May 21, 2021 June 4, 2021
September 2021 June 18, 2021 July 2, 2021
October 2021 July 16, 2021 August 6, 2021
November 2021 August 20, 2021 September 3, 2021
December 2021 September 17, 2021 October 1, 2021

How to apply

Review our guides for more information and use our templates to create your creative videos.

All requests must be in writing. The preferred method of submission is by emailing tsavanlive@vancouver.ca

The letter must include:

  • Full organization name
  • Address of organization
  • Name of contact person
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Date, name, and summary of event being advertised
  • Dates of campaign desired (starting on a Monday and ending on a Sunday)
  • Minimum and maximum number of weeks desired (2 – 8, typically 4)

Additional information or supporting documents will be requested by Cultural Services, if needed.

Not all eligible campaigns will be accommodated. Past allocations do not guarantee placement on the schedule in subsequent years, and do not serve as a benchmark of support. 

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

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