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Meet the Dopamine Collective, a group of scientists shedding their lab coats to make art

The Dopamine Collective — a group of scientist with artistic inclinations — pushes against the limits of what you could reasonably consider an art collective.
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The old-fashioned pleasure of sending and receiving art by mail, from The Graey

The Graey's members, all in their teens and early 20s, are part of the most digitally connected generation in human history — so it's only natural that their Collective video would harken back to an earlier, more personal form of creative expression: mail art.

Enter Wolf/Sheep Arthouse, a buzzing hub of music, tattoo, street art and more in downtown Victoria

Wolf/Sheep Arthouse is a hub for artistic collaboration between musicians, tattoo artists, street artists, video producers and other members of Victoria's art scene. This video takes you right inside Wolf/Sheep's beating heart.

An epic lightsaber battle between Reagan and Gorbachev, from The Creators Bureau

For their Collective, The Creators Bureau video was inspired by the way that the movies can help bridge geopolitical divides — and what better way to symbolize that than with a lightsaber battle between two Cold War rivals, Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan?

Finding joy in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, with Thursdays Writing Collective

In this short documentary, members of Thursdays Writing Collective, a drop-in writing group in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, talk about how life in the neighbourhood feeds into their work, and what it means to come together each week and share a piece of themselves.

Exploring solitude (and caves!) with Team Macho and DSP Work Archive

To produce this irreverent but strangely meditative video, two Toronto collectives — the illustration and fine-art group Team Macho and DSP Work Archive, a video, comics and theatre outfit — joined forces to form a super collective.

En Masse fuses stop-motion with collaborative drawing in this mesmerizing video

En Masse is a Montreal-based multi-artist collective that creates black and white drawings. In this Q & A, the group's co-founder Jason Botkin discusses the role of spontaneity and the ability to find unity among artists of diverse disciplines.

A vision of creativity and resilience in the North, from PA System and Cape Dorset youth

What would it be like if the young people of the North started self organizing? In Darn Windy, PA System and the youth of Cape Dorset have made a mysterious, evocative portrait of creativity, resilience and resistance out on the land.

Filipino beats meet Aboriginal rhymes in this collaboration from The Remix Project

For their Collective video, The Remix Project enlisted the help of the program's alumni, who wrote, filmed, shot and directed a series of interconnected music videos featuring City Natives, an Indigenous hip-hop group, and Datu, a Filipino musical collective.

Go deep inside the creation of a powerful new dance work, with 605 Collective

605 Collective is a Vancouver-based dance company dedicated to producing new dance through a shared creative process. This brief look inside of the creative process for 605 Collective’s newest work-in-progress explores the complex task of finding the ensemble while celebrating individuality.

Mammalian Diving Reflex probes what's really going on inside the mind of a teenager

A meditation on the roiling emotional depths beneath the surface of the teenage mind, from Mammalian Diving Reflex's teen collective, The Torontonians.

About The Collective

The Collective is a CBC Arts digital project that lets artists tell their own stories.
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Calgary's rental market tightens

Calgary residents are reporting rent increases across the city, and some are having a hard time finding something they can afford. Now real estate insiders are warning it’s likely going to get worse before it gets better. The CBC’s Elise Stolte joins us with more.
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Sarah Uwadiae

Sarah Uwadiae loves to tell stories through the art of costume design, set design and film-making. Her work has landed her the Emerging Artist Award at the 2022 Cultural Leaders Legacy Arts Awards recently. She is a Nigerian artist based in Calgary and she joins us to talk about her work.
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Orm Mitchell

W.O. Mitchell's classic novel Who Has Seen The Wind turns 75 this year. We talk to his son Orm about the book's history and legacy.
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ISU World Cup Speed Skating: DAY 3 - Calgary

Watch as the world's best speed skaters take part in Day 3 action in Calgary, Canada at the Calgary Olympic Oval for the ISU World Cup event.
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CBC Sports: ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Calgary

The CBC Sports crew takes us through Day 2 action in Calgary, Canada at the Calgary Olympic Oval for the ISU World Cup event.
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CBC Sports: FIS Snowboard World Cup - SB Big Air - Edmonton

CBC Sports presents some of the world's best snowboarders visiting Edmonton, Canada to participate in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Team big air event.
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ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final: Gala

Watch the gala featuring some of the top figure skaters in the world at the last stop of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating from Torino, Italy.
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FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup: Women's Slalom #2 - Sestriere

Watch some of the world's best female alpine skiers take to Sestriere, Italy to perform in the second slalom event at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup.
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FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup: Men's Slalom #2 - Val d'Isere

Watch some of the world's best male alpine skiers take to Val d'Isere, France to perform in the second slalom event at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup.
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FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Dual Moguls - Idre Fjall

Watch dual moguls action from Idre Fjall, Sweden in the next installment of the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup.
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FIS Snowboard World Cup: PSL - Winterberg

Some of the top snowboarders in the world visit Winterberg, Germany for the next stop of the FIS Snowboard World Cup.
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CBC Sports Late Night: ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Calgary

The CBC Sports crew takes us through Day 2 action in Calgary, Canada at the Calgary Olympic Oval for the ISU World Cup event.
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ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup: DAY 2 - Almaty

Watch as some of the best short track speed skaters take to Almaty, Kazakhstan to take part in Day 2 action in this ISU World Cup event at the Halyk Arena.

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