What Next? Cardiff


 When: Wednesday 1 June 2016, 8.30am – 9.30am

Chair: Paul Kaynes, National Dance Company Wales

Where: Chapter, Market Road, Cardiff CF5 1QE – in the theatre foyer upstairs/ first floor

The building will be open from 8.15am. Tea and coffee will be provided and the cafe will be open.

Getting there: http://www.chapter.org/maps-directions There are bike racks available at the front of the building. And parking at the rear and on surrounding streets. Buses run to Cowbridge Road East.


  1. Welcome and introductions
  1. Since last week
    • Any reflections on meeting/ content, and other news or reports from events (eg Creative Industries Federation event at CSAD)
  1. Updates from Working Groups
  • 24 Hour Culture Survey
    • Lead: Paul Kaynes. £3000 pledged already, freelancer needed. Probably happen Oct.
  • European Referendum
    • Leads: Geraint Talfan Davies, Ruth Garnault, Kate Strudwick, Sarah Tanburn, Alison Woods, Yvette Vaughan Jones
    • Any update on WAI/ ACW info webpage, or live event in Cdf 18th June?
  • Cardiff/region vision and strategy
    • See attached as summary of discussions, research and outline action plan – welcome reflections and ideas. Lead: Laura Drane


  1. Publics and audiences – our focus for the next three weeks… See WN? aim and guiding star below

 Background: pick one or two of these podcasts, animations, blog posts, articles and reports…

IDEAS GENERATION – what ways could we better engage with our audiences and publics? Could be running @cdfisyours one week, to holding a joint city-wide open doors day, or…? Ideas please!


  1. Any Other Business 
  • The People’s Platform/ NTW Assembly in Merthyr 16 June – see attached RSVP evansm6@cardiff.ac.uk. As there are a limited number of tickets available, we will confirm your place via email upon receipt of the following information:  Number of Tickets Required, Name of Guest(s), Organisation (if applicable), Contact Email Address, Contact Number.
  • ACW bursaries for Clore short course and emerging leaders courses: http://www.cloreleadership.org/page.aspx?p=96 (deadline 23 June, 12 noon)


  • Future What Next? Meetings

8th June – Nick Capaldi/ ACW on making the case to government; an international Clore Fellows TBC

15th June – Media: with Catrin Pascoe, Gareth Jones, Guy Odonnell

22nd June – Reflecting on six week block about audiences and publics

29 June till 27 July – Michael Garvey at BBC NOW

AUGUST – no meetings
7 Sept till 12 Oct – Cardiff School of Art & Design/ Cardiff Met at Western Ave
19 Oct till 23 Nov (TBC – A&BC, NMW, British Council?)
30 Nov till 21 Dec – WNO
4 Jan till 8 Feb National Dance Company Wales

15 Feb till 22 March (TBC – A&BC, NMW, British Council?)

29 March till 10 May (inc Easter break) (TBC – A&BC, NMW, British Council?)


The purpose of What Next?

 Broad aim: to find new ways of engaging with our audience and visitors: the ever-expanding millions who value and take part in the cultural work that happens day-in, day-out up and down this country.

 Guiding star: to encourage the people of this country, as individuals and as communities, to see connections between the many different ways art and culture affect and enhance our lives; to urge everyone to register their endorsement of – and pleasure in – their art and culture, especially where these are under threat.

 What Next? Cardiff website (agendas, members etc): http://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com

 What Next? UK movement website: www.whatnextculture.org

 What Next? Twitter:

Cardiff: www.twitter.com/wncardiff  or @WNCardiff and #wnculture

UK: www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wnculture

Please note: We want everyone to feel free to ask questions and share their thoughts at What Next? meetings without worrying that they’ll be quoted elsewhere or out of context. It’s generally accepted that no-one reports on the meetings, tweets anything personal or identifiable, or shares any content without checking first with the contributor.