CBC Arts

CBC Arts is the home for the most surprising, relevant and provocative stories featuring artists from diverse communities across Canada. Our job is to showcase the disruptors and innovators changing how we see the country through movement, images and sound.  On cbc.ca/arts, we feature original articles and videos as well as the best stories from across CBC. We also produce CBC Arts: Exhibitionists, a weekly half-hour show about people who create and why they do it, hosted by actor, playwright and educator Amanda Parris.  


What are they looking for?

We want pitches that deliver fresh and new ideas for short docs (3-7 mins)  that tell diverse, disruptive and distinct stories about Canadian arts, culture and issues, from every part of the country. We want our videos to be highly shareable. Your pitch should showcase an innovative Canadian artist, cultural producer or scene – this includes people working on the fringes with new ideas, new materials and new ways of working. Our idea of “the arts” is inclusive and contemporary: our ideal story pitches feature art with incredible visual impact in forms that range from the digital (GIFs and Instagram) to painting, dance and more.   


Romeo Candido, Senior Producer - CBC Arts

Romeo Candido is a writer, director, musician and producer. He is the senior producer for CBC Arts and CBC Arts : Exhibitionists which is now in its 5th season on CBC. He has overseen the creation of over 600 short docs and over 100 hours of televised programming. He is the series director of the half hour comedy Second Jen, on City TV and OMNI television. He is a writer on the Netflix sci-fi drama Another Life starring Katee Sackhoff. His band DATU released their first album High Blood on all music platforms and his musical Prison Dancer will be making its way back to the stage in 2020-2021.