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Simon Brault

Canada Council for the Arts
Director and CEO

Simon Brault is Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2019, he was entrusted with a second mandate as director of the Council and named Chair of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)—the first Canadian and the first Francophone to take up the position.

Author of No Culture, No Future, Simon has been a driving force behind a number of major projects and has held key positions in national organizations, notably at the National Theatre School of Canada. He is a sought-after speaker and, in 2017, represented Canada as a cultural expert at the first G7 on arts and culture.

Simon has received numerous distinctions for his commitment to the social recognition of arts and culture.