[…] “Today marks the launch of CBC’s Art Uncontained, a new initiative connecting Canadian artists and art lovers that includes original programming from CBC Arts and across the CBC network, as well as a new artist fund in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts.

In these unprecedented times, Art Uncontained aims to offer inspiration for audiences and support to the Canadian artistic community. New original content includes:

  • Digital showcase of a selection of projects supported by the Digital Originals fund in partnership with the Canada Council of the Arts
  • CBC Podcasts’ PlayMe: The Show Must Go On, featuring adaptations from Canadian playwrights whose projects have been disrupted by the pandemic
  • COVID Residencies, video diaries from artists sharing how isolation has affected their art
  • Pandemic Diaries, personal essays from writers and artists reflecting on how they’re coping with the crisis
  • Provocative original theatre from the National Theatre School of Canada’s Art Apart program, which supports young and emerging Canadian theatre artists
  • Scenes From An Exhibition, offering exclusive virtual tours of Canada’s finest galleries and museums
  • CBC Books’ Transmission, featuring Canadian writers reflecting on these uncertain times
  • CBC Music’s Quarantunes, highlighting Canadian music created in isolation; Great Canadian Singalong, a virtual singalong to Blue Rodeo’s “Lost Together”; Inside Voices, a collaboration with CBC Kids and a professional vocal coach; and regularly updated music listings of live-streams from Canadian musicians
  • CBC Podcasts’ The Quarantine Chronicles, featuring new, original audio dramas exploring the limits of lockdown
  • COVID-19 resource list for artists and freelancers and weekly virtual arts listings to help people explore culture from home” […]