About CBC Arts
Welcome to CBC Arts, your home for the most surprising, relevant and provocative stories featuring artists from diverse communities across Canada. Our job is to fill your feed with the disruptors and innovators changing how we see the country through movement, images and sound — and to inspire you to join in too.
On cbc.ca/arts, we feature original articles and videos as well as the best stories from across CBC. We also produce CBC Arts: Exhibitionists, a weekly half-hour show about people who create and why they do it, hosted by actor, playwright and educator Amanda Parris. CBC Arts is also the online home for other arts TV shows like Interrupt This Program and innovative digital series like This Art Works!, Queer (Self) Portraits and Keep Calm and Decolonize.
Still not sure what we're about? Here's a sampling of some of our favourite stories:
You might find this kid's art pretty scary, but he politely disagrees
Callum Donovan Grujicich is 12 years old. He prefers making art to explaining it, and he's completely aware that you might find his own artworks kind of creepy. But they're not at all frightening to him. Read more.
How to be an ally during pow wow season
Catherine Hernandez and Waawaate Fobister share advice for non-Indigenous folks joining in the celebrations. Read more.
These photos of nude black women in the Canadian landscape are here to question our assumptions
Artist Ella Cooper wants to subvert and empower through a photographic exploration of black joy. "When you think of Canada's national identity and what that looks like, I often think of the Group of Seven, moose, Canadian mounties. Rarely do I see black women depicted in the Canadian landscape." Read more.
How to weave an Afghan rug...using Microsoft Word
File > New > Perspective! Shaheer Zazai discovered a new medium — and a new appreciation for his culture. Read more.
Dust off your dancing shoes and turn up the Tchaikovsky — we're learning how to pirouette
Ready to bring your childhood Nutcracker dreams to life? Ballet dancer Alexandra MacDonald took some time out of her grueling rehearsal schedule to let us into the studio and get a glimpse of her spinning a little bit of holiday magic. Read more.