Model and mother-to-be Lily Cole has made a documentary about the effect having children has on artists' lives.
The show, inspired by critic Cyril Connolly's much quoted remark that "the pram in the hall" was the "enemy of good art", is part of a new series dedicated to the arts.
Cole, currently eight months pregnant, will examine the career of sculptor Barbara Hepworth, who combined her artistic endeavours with bringing up four children.
Artsnight, which will run every Friday for 30 weeks as part of Newsnight, will also feature presenters including R ichard Wilson, Andrew Marr and Martha Lane Fox.
Marr will examine whether our national obsession with Shakespeare is obscuring the work of other dramatists and Lane Fox will discuss the relationship between art and science .
Wilson, who recently starred in Samuel Beckett's play Krapp's Last Tape, will look at the legacy of the enigmatic Irish writer.
Director of BBC Arts Jonty Claypole said: " Artsnight is British culture as experienced by the movers and shakers behind it. From Enniskillen to the Edinburgh Festivals, we're putting artists, writers and decision-makers centre-stage to see the latest trends, ideas and events through their eyes.
"It's all part of the BBC's enduring commitment to capture and showcase the extraordinary arts and culture of the UK, up and down the country, right across the year. Artsnight is cultural access with a strong point of view."