In The Making

Join us at In the Making S2 screenings across the country (and hear from the artists themselves!)

In the Making celebrates Canada's leading artists — see their stories and hear from the artists live in conversation with host Sean O'Neill.

In the Making celebrates our leading artists — see their stories and hear from the artists in conversation

Season 2 of In the Making premieres this Friday September 27th, taking you on an immersive journey inside the lives and work of Canada's leading artists.

In addition to watching it on TV (8:30 p.m./9 p.m. NT) or on CBC Gem (stream Season 1 now!) you can see new episodes at a series of free screenings and events presented at arts organizations across Canada. Plus, some featured artists will be in attendance and in conversation with host Sean O'Neill! 

More information on the events below (* denotes artist in attendance):

About In the Making

Returning to CBC-TV and CBC Gem this week, the award-winning CBC Arts documentary series In the Making takes viewers on an immersive journey inside the creative process of Canada's leading artists. Premiering September 27th at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. NT) on CBC-TV with all episodes streaming immediately on CBC Gem, season two features groundbreaking and iconoclastic artists from across the creative spectrum, as they realize provocative and poignant works for art. Host and series creator Sean O'Neill meets the artists at pivotal moments of risk and realization, taking viewers across the country and around the world to gain rare access to their lives and powerful work.

Watch the trailer:

The eight artists we travelled the country documenting this season are visionary. Through their work, they connect us to truths about ourselves and the world — and shape futures we have yet to imagine.- In the Making creator and host, Sean O'Neill

Each episode follows a single artist, often over a period of several months and in multiple locations, with a cinematic approach. In the Making is directed by leading voices in Canadian documentary cinema, including Chelsea McMullan and Amar Wala, who launched a mentorship program for emerging BIPOC directors in tandem with the series' second season.

This season of In the Making will also feature a special series of screenings and events presented at arts organizations across Canada with O'Neill and featured artists in attendance. Find the event schedule above.

In the Making Season 2 will be streaming in its entirety September 27th, 2019 on CBC Gem. In the meantime, you can stream the full first season now!

This season's artists:

Rebecca Belmore (Guntar Kravis, White Pine Pictures)

Rebecca Belmore
Internationally-renowned visual artist Rebecca Belmore opens the biggest survey yet of her life's work and installs a powerful artwork that provokes an unsettling response. 

Beverly Glenn-Copeland (Christina Carvalho, White Pine Pictures)

Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland travels to Japan to meet the record collector who sparked the renaissance of his career at the age of 74. 

Jeremy Dutcher (White Pine Pictures)

Jeremy Dutcher
Polaris Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher returns home to New Brunswick after a whirlwind year to reconnect with the Wolastoqiyik community that he makes music for.

Ken Lum (White Pine Pictures)

Ken Lum 
Acclaimed visual artist Ken Lum reflects on his 40-year career as he puts the finishing touches on a major new public artwork.

Deanna Bowen and Sean O'Neill (White Pine Pictures)

Deanna Bowen
Visual artist Deanna Bowen opens an ambitious exhibition about the relationship between her family's history and the rarely told legacy of Black life in Vancouver.

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory (White Pine Pictures)

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory 
An electrifying performer of uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dancing), Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory begins work on a powerful new collaboration with a group of other women artists. 

Sean O'Neill and Christopher House (Guntar Kravis, White Pine Pictures)

Christopher House
Dancer and choreographer Christopher House prepares to leave the company he's helmed for the past 25 years, presenting a visceral work about the importance of intergenerational relationships.

Walter Scott (White Pine Pictures)

Walter Scott
Creator of the beloved Wendy comics, which follow the misadventures of a messy yet lovable aspiring artist, Walter Scott debuts material from his new book.

Stream the first season of In the Making now on CBC Gem.