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Canadian Heritage committee  Thank you very much.

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

Canadian Heritage committee  You're right that it's a challenge. At the same time, we committed.... In the context of the doubling of the funds for the council, we're tripling investment in indigenous arts, so there are resources. Our work is to make sure that we work with local partners to ensure that we re

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

Canadian Heritage committee  We try to do everything. Sometimes we work with what we call NASOs, national arts service organizations, across Canada, such as the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective. Sometimes we work with local organizations, sometimes national ones. We use every possible way of presenting the c

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

Canadian Heritage committee  At the same time, I think it's fantastic because the Canada Council has been doing work with indigenous artists for 30 years. We are one of the organizations in this country that has the most experience and trust with indigenous artists. I think the question now is to scale up wh

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

Canadian Heritage committee  Three years ago we did a kind of survey. We tried to see what was happening worldwide with the arts sector. What happened in fact with digital is that the disruption really happened in the cultural industries, in the music industry first and then in film, with digital screens and

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

Canadian Heritage committee  Absolutely. Any time. I went already—

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

Canadian Heritage committee  I will, with great pleasure. You know what? I did that already.

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

Canadian Heritage committee  No. I did Calgary the last time, because I was going to Banff, but I will do it in Edmonton any time.

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

Canadian Heritage committee  You know what? What was before my time I cannot change. I'm telling you—and I've spent all my life in this sector—we are doing everything in the world to be fair and to be transparent. I'm working on this question of juries. I also realize that sometimes when I have Alberta jur

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

Canadian Heritage committee  What I'm saying is that there is no simple solution.

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

Canadian Heritage committee  It's a systematic approach. I think that what we are doing right now in terms of where we put the money, in terms of outreach in Alberta and in terms of inviting the artists, with the success rate that I mentioned.... It's not a joke. One out of two is quite good, because you als

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault

Canadian Heritage committee  Your life will probably be longer than mine, so you will see the change.

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Simon Brault