May 28, 2015
At the 2015 fall preview presentation “upfront” the CBC announced plans to expand its arts programming on both linear and digital platforms, as well as the addition of a new web series to its Punchline portal. This summer, the public broadcaster will be launching CBC Arts, a cross-platform approach to covering the arts in Canada.
On the linear side, this strategy includes the Lark Productions’ TV series Crash Gallery, where four artists compete against each other in front of a live audience and the crowd gets to choose the winner. The Exhibitions, a half-hour hosted series about creative Canadians. And Interrupt This Program, which looks at the underground cultural scenes in global cities hit by political turmoil and unrest.
Digital productions to be featured include, Canada in the Frame, a web series where hidden cameras record the reactions of Canadians to the art they see while visiting a pop-up gallery. And The Re-Education of Eddy Rogo is a web series that follows the autioneer Eddy Rogo as he visits artist’s studios.
Programs will air on television and online this fall.