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'Laakkuluk's work is remarkable to me in so many ways': Tom Power on Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

In the Making and q coincidentally made episodes in the Nunavut capital at the same time. Hear Tom Power's reaction to his experience.
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How the fierce and compassionate Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory shifted my perspective on Canada

"She is both uncompromising and generous with her art: drawing connections and inviting audiences into new ways of listening, feeling and understanding."
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Iqaluit is the only circumpolar capital without a performing arts centre — these artists are changing that

See the story of Qaggiavuut, now seeking a permanent home, and artistic director Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory on In the Making.
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How curiosity and lifelong learning enlivens the work of Christopher House

"Christopher has helped me to believe in dancing as both a way of experiencing the world and a means of making it anew."
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Jordan Tannahill was an acclaimed playwright — but not a dancer. Then he met Christopher House

"He is at once my best friend, my brother, my queer father, my mentor and my collaborator." Tannahill and House dance together on In the Making.
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'Art does not find many of us easily': On Ken Lum, a role model for a generation of unlikely artists

The Vancouver-born artist means a great deal for those who didn't come from the "right families," go to the "right schools" or grow up in the "right places."
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Walking through Vancouver with legendary public artist Ken Lum makes you see the city with new eyes

Stream the episode now on CBC Gem and go inside the episode with director Chelsea McMullan.
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A development is set to block East Van's iconic cross from view — its creator reflects on its legacy

In the Making walks with the artist through the working class neighbourhood he grew up in, now fundamentally changed.
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Every family, every community needs an archivist — Deanna Bowen's art does this with warmth and care

See the artist open an ambitious exhibition on her family history and the rarely-told legacy of Black life in Vancouver on In the Making
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In the Making launched a shadowing program for BIPOC directors — hear from one of the participants

Sherien Barsoum's advice for future candidates of the program? "Step into the shadowing role as though you're about to direct the next episode."
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'This is her story as much as it's my story': This woman's pioneering work inspired Jeremy Dutcher

For more than 40 years, Maggie Paul has been recording once-banned Wolastoqey songs to preserve them for the future.
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'Fantastic Jeremy': Lido Pimienta's must-read essay on her 'nemesis' Jeremy Dutcher

"I will write all these things about Jeremy, MY NEMESIS, not because I want to, but because you promised me he WILL NOT BE READING ANY OF IT."
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The weirdness and the wonderfulness of working on a documentary about your best friend

"When I was first learning Final Cut and Walter would hang out with me in the editing lab, I never imagined one day I'd be working on a show about him."
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Walter Scott's Wendy comics depict the hilarious and tender misadventures of an aspiring artist

In his sympathetic satire, Wendy is all of us — and if she's not, then she's certainly someone we know.
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Beverly Glenn-Copeland travels to Japan to meet the man who introduced his music to a new generation

See the beautiful, emotional journey in the Season 2 premiere of In the Making.
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See the In the Making team capture a vital — and ephemeral — new performance by Rebecca Belmore

At sunrise, Belmore made a new work then washed it all away. Director Amar Wala takes you inside the shoot.
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This fall, In the Making will take you on an immersive journey with Canada's leading artists

Premiering September 27th, Season 2 meets the artists at pivotal moments of risk and realization.
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Why Divya Mehra didn't want In the Making to shoot footage of the Taj Mahal

Before the team travelled to India to film with her, she had one very important request.

Watch all 8 episodes of In The Making now

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Spotting a Black knight in a Renaissance painting was endlessly inspiring for Curtis Talwst Santiago

"I just kept trying to zoom in on this pixelated image to see this knight. Is he really a Black knight?"
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Curtis Talwst Santiago on growing up Black in Edmonton and the impact of his parents' support

In his episode of In the Making, we follow the Trinidadian-Canadian artist to Portugal — but before that, there was Edmonton.
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Shelley Niro: 'I didn't want to follow the stereotypical journey of an Indigenous artist'

Niro's paintings, photography and films challenge representations of Indigenous women in Canadian culture.
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Dana Michel used to want to be in the Olympics — instead she won the 'Olympics of art'

The choreographer and dancer is the first Canadian to win the Venice Biennale's Silver Lion award.
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Why big artists like Drake and Daft Punk love working with Chilly Gonzales

The Montreal musician says the power of harmony is the key to taking his collaborations in intriguing directions.
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Why Chilly Gonzales calls himself a musical genius

"To be in touch with someone's wishes is to have a kind of intimate connection with them."

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