The Collective


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.


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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2021 Newbury Lockinge Stakes - Horse Racing on CBC

Watch the hoof pounding action as horse racing will be thundering to you from Newbury, England.

Alan Alda has the answer for better understanding each other

Famed actor Alan Alda delves into his fascination with science and communication in his book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on my Face?



Unsound: The Legacy of Alexander Graham Bell [ASL]

American Sign Language interpretation of Unsound, a radio documentary from IDEAS exploring the legacy of Alexander Graham Bell and his role in a movement called oralism, and the harmful legacy that still reverberates today.
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CBC Sports Late Night: Road to the Olympic Games: FINA Diving World Cup - Tokyo

Watch the high-flying action poolside from the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo.

Refocusing the lens: how Indigenous people are using documentaries to tell their own stories

Indigenous people have frequently been the subject matter in documentaries, but they haven’t always had a say in how they were represented. Now, more and more Indigenous people are appearing both on the silver screen and behind the camera.

What used car prices can tell us about inflation in Canada

The prices of many consumer goods are going up in this country. If you've tried to look for a used car or truck lately, you may have noticed that some "previously loved" vehicles are selling for prices closer to their brand new compatriots on the lot. Until the odd economic circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 situation clear up, some prices are expected to run hotter. Host Paul Haavardsrud talks to Scotiabank economist Rebekah Young about pandemic inflation and whether it's a spectre that's here to stay or just visiting briefly.

For the love of swamps: Why Canada's wetlands are a natural climate fix

Mired. Bogged down. Swamped. You might not hold wetlands in high esteem, but many say they're worth protecting and restoring in the name of climate change.

Online returns find second life at new "treasure hunt style" business

Ever wondered what happens to the items you mail back to online businesses? A new business open in Ontario and Alberta is buying palates of returns from Canadian big box and online retailers and selling them for next to nothing.

Randy's Vinyl Tap - 08/09 May 2021 Part 1

Last week Randy Bachman had a playlist that featured songs about shelter and solitude. On this edition of Vinyl Tap, he brightens things up a bit with songs dedicated to shelter again but also songs that encourage being strong , getting by and staying alive.

Tax breaks for married senior citizens aren't fair, according to older single Canadians

Canadian seniors who are married or in a common-law relationship can take advantage of income splitting — a tax advantage that their single counterparts say isn't fair to those who are aging without a spouse. Producer Anis Heydari looks into why single seniors want, what they call, a more level playing field.

Randy's Vinyl Tap - 08/09 May 2021 Part 2

Last week Randy Bachman had a playlist that featured songs about shelter and solitude. On this edition of Vinyl Tap, he brightens things up a bit with songs dedicated to shelter again but also songs that encourage being strong, getting by and staying alive.

Turning wasted moments into restful ones

Reading is the number one most restful activity, according to writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond. Her book, The Art of Rest, reveals the activities - other than sleep - that can most help you relax - even if it’s something you struggle with.

Why that two-year-old pickup truck is almost as expensive as a brand new one these days

The price to pick up a used Tacoma or F-150 has skyrocketed over the past year, along with the prices of a lot of other consumer goods. We ask: what do used car prices tell us about inflation? And, should we be worried? Plus, what happens to your delivered goods after you change your mind about that late night, possibly alcohol-induced online purchase? We head into the world of Krazy Bins, a liquidation chain that offers a shopping experience that is part treasure hunt and part Supermarket Sweep. And while the Golden Girls might thank you for being a friend, they'd be more thankful if you were married to them. For tax reasons. Senior citizens who are hitched in Canada enjoy a lot of tax breaks that their single compatriots do not — and it's leading to calls for a more even playing field for those who are aging alone.