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 2022 October 22, 2021 November 12, 2021
February 2022 November 19, 2021 December 10, 2021
March 2022 December 24, 2021 January 14, 2022
April 2022 January 14, 2022 February 4, 2022
May 2022 February 18, 2022 March 11, 2022
June 2022 March 18, 2022 April 2, 2022
July 2022 April 15, 2022 May 8, 2022
August 2022 May 20, 2022 June 10, 2022
September 2022 June 17, 2022 July 8, 2022
October 2022 July 15, 2022 August 5, 2022
November 2022 August 19, 2022 September 9, 2022
December 2022 September 17, 2022 October 1, 2022

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