Simon Brault on the Canada Council for the Arts’ 21st-century overhaul: ‘We want to be able to have more impact’

National Post,
16 April 2015, Canada

Simon Brault is trying to bring the Canada Council for the Arts into the 21st century. Brault, who joined the CCA as CEO in 2014, gave a powerful keynote speech at the Canadian Arts Summit over the weekend detailing a massive slate of changes upcoming to the organization. The Summit’s 2015 theme was “An Inspired Future for the Arts” — one that jived well with Brault’s upcoming overhaul of a Canadian organization that, he says, needs to start “working with a lazer beam as opposed to working with a sprinkler.”