What Next? Cardiff

When: Wednesday 10th January, 8:30 – 9.30am

Where: Chapter will be hosting What Next? until 21 February.

First Space is on the ground floor, opposite the Cinema Foyer, and will be signposted.

There is bike parking at the front of the building and a car park at the rear. Bus numbers 17 + 18 buses direct to Chapter are every 5 minutes from Cardiff Central. There is a car park at the rear of the building and two Cardiff Council car parks in walking distance which are free for the first two hours. More info here: http://www.chapter.org/maps-directions

Refreshments won’t be provided but there is a large café on the ground floor.

Please note that the building does not open until 8.30am.

Chair: Steve Blandford

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? website and social media

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.



  1.  Welcome and introductions
  2.  Llio Angharad & Gareth Cardew-Richardson, Welsh Government, and Dan Tyte, Working Word, re Dydd Miwsig Cymru (9 Feb 2018)
  3.  Preparation for Peter Owen (Head of Arts Policy, Welsh Government) attendance on 17/1
  4.  Any Other Business 
  • Feasibility study for the National Gallery of Contemporary Art
  • Date for the Diary: Creative Conversation – Part 2
    • Tuesday 27th February 2018
    • Valleys (location tbc)
  • Wiard Stark’s offer to run a WN? session on the implications of Brexit

Future meetings

  • Suggestion: Bethan Jenkins AM – in her role as chair of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee
  • Suggestion: Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, Minister for Culture
  • Suggestion: St Fagans National Museum of History Visit
  • Suggestion: Lizzie Crump, Creative Learning Alliance
  • Suggestion: UK industrial strategy
  • Suggestion: OECD Evaluation
  • Suggestion: Implications of Brexit on the cultural sector (Wiard Stark)


Future What Next? meetings

  • 10 Jan – 14 Feb 2018, Chapter
  • 21 Feb – 28 Mar 2018, British Council Wales
  • 4 Apr – 9 May, NMW
  • 16 May – 20 Jun, School of Art & Design, Cardiff Met University