Appointed CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts
MONTREAL, April 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - After 32 years at the National Theatre School of Canada, 17 of which were spent as General Director and CEO, Simon Brault will take his final bow to segue into his newly cast role as Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts on June 26, 2014.
"I am leaving the NTS with the firm conviction of having done my utmost for the development of the School by consolidating and infusing it with relevance and a resilience that too few of our institutions possess. I have a deep sense of leaving a well-ordered house so that, in the words of Edgar Morin, 'the future can emerge by the actors of the future'. Our two artistic directors, Alisa Palmer and Denise Guilbault, are highly competent, respected, motivated, and engaged and we have just completed a clear, ambitious and pragmatic Strategic Plan that bonds the entire NTS community. We are in the enviable position of having a sound and robust financial and organizational situation. My departure couldn't have happened at a more opportune time," said Simon Brault.
"Simon Brault was one of the School's foremost builders. For over three decades, he placed his outstanding human, intellectual and professional qualities at the service of our institution with remarkable energy, passion, intensity and steadfastness. By developing a rich dialogue that balanced artistic, pedagogical, organizational and financial concerns, and by optimizing the synergy between the French and English sections, Simon led the School from one success to another, raising its national and international profile in the process. While regretting his departure, the members of the Board of Directors, together with the School's staff and students, join with me in congratulating him on his new appointment," said Bernard Amyot, Chair of NTS's Board of Directors.
Mr. Amyot also announced that he will preside the selection committee of the Board of Directors that will choose the next CEO of the School. A national search will be announced in the next couple of days.
THE NATIONAL THEATRE SCHOOL OF CANADA
Since 1960, the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) has been recognized as a leading institution for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a playwright, director, actor, set and costume designer, or production professional. The NTS is unique: it offers high-level training programs in all aspects of the theatre arts, in both French and English. Many of its 2,000 graduates are among the country's most active and versatile artists and designers.
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SOURCE: Ecole nationale de théâtre du Canada
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