All Arts Launching Slate of Arts & Culture Programming


All Arts, WNET’s new broadcast channel and streaming platform, is set to premiere an array of programs that will cover dance, film, literature, music, theater, visual art and design.

All Arts’ programming will feature a mix of new original programs produced by WLIW21 and acquired programs from around the globe, in addition to archival programs mined from WNET’s 50-year history of arts broadcasting that have been reimagined for modern audiences.

Among the programs that will bow in the weeks following All Arts’ launch are Broadway Sandwich, which will feature Broadway stars between matinee and evening shows; Box Burners, a show about artists redefining their fields; House Seats, a look behind the scenes of productions; In Motion, a dance show; and live music series The Set List.

Select All Arts programming is currently available online, including on social platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The full network—including the TV channel and streaming apps on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV—will launch on January 28.

Neal Shapiro, WNET president and CEO and co-executive in charge of All Arts, said: “WNET has a long history of bringing great art to audiences—we have showcased pioneers in visual arts, literature, music, theater and dance for decades. We’re thrilled to carry that tradition into a new generation.”

Diane Masciale, WLIW21 VP and general manager and co-executive in charge of All Arts, added: “As a free, on-demand streaming service, All Arts is committed to reducing barriers to experiencing the arts and building new audiences for cultural organizations in a way that only public media can do. We are uniquely situated to partner, develop and present quality programs in service to the arts community and broader audiences who are looking for new ways to experience arts and culture.”

Jörn Weisbrodt, All Arts artistic director, commented: “With All Arts, many obstacles to enjoying culture vanish: we have no tickets, dress codes, opening times, dark days, transport, parking issues, sold-out houses or boundaries as to what we present. It is a radical luxury to have an entire space devoted to arts, culture and creativity, accessible 24 hours a day.”