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

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
September 2019 June 21, 2019 July 2019
October 2019 July 19, 2019 August 2019
November 2019 Not available Not available
December 2019 September 20, 2019 October 2019
January 2020 October 18, 2019 November 2019
February 2020 November 15, 2019 December 2019
March 2020 December 20, 2019 January 2020

 Advertising space on the screens will be unavailable for approximately 6 weeks beginning October 2019, while the screens are upgraded.

The program will reopen to requests for campaigns starting in mid-December 2019. New deadlines will be published shortly.

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