Simon Brault, O.C., O.Q.,Director of The Canada Council for the Arts and wasCEO of the National Theatre School. He initiated Journées de la culture, a Québec-wide cultural event; he founded Culture Montréal and heads the steering committee of Montréal, Cultural Metropolis. He is cultural advisor for the Québec government’s Agenda 21C. He was Vice-Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts for 10 years.
In 2009, Mr. Brault launched Le FACTEUR C - L'Avenir passe par la culture, translated into English as No Culture, No Future. In 2011, the Presses de l'Université du Québec published Simon Brault: Prendre fait et cause pour la culture.