Wednesday 11 March 2015, 8.30am-9.30am
Room 0.52, Bute Building, Cardiff University (NB: further info at bottom of agenda)
Chair: Laura Drane
With thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for support with the meeting space
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.
WN? Cardiff site (agendas, members, etc): http://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com
WN? UK movement website: http://www.whatnextculture.org
Cardiff: http://www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and #wn2014 #wnculture
UK: http://www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wn2014 #wnculture
1. Welcome & introductions
including intro to What Next? and the Cardiff chapter for new attendees
2. WN? updates/ for discussion
BBC Get Creative
Year long campaign: please encourage supporters, audiences, etc to use #bbcgetcreative #bbcamserigreu and to visit the website as content is changing daily: http://www.bbc.co.uk/getcreative
Convener(s)/ chair(s) from end of March – Laura Drane standing down
3. Wales and UK policy context
See links at the bottom of this email – please dip into as many as you are able before Wednesday to aid discussion
4. WN? coming weeks
18 March – Peter Owen, WG civil servant, on Creative Learning Through the Arts plan (WG/ ACW)
MON 23 March (not Wed 25) – Wales in Westminster lectures from the Wales Governance Centre – http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/wgc/266-2/ General Election breakfast
25 March – TBC
** new chair/ convener needed **
Information on venue:
The room is to the right and down the stairs when you walk into the building, third door on the left.
There is bike parking next to the building and car parking (paid for) in front of the building. Bus stop also opposite Bute Building.
Refreshments won’t be provided, but there is a coffee shop as well as food and drink machines in the foyer.
More info re: access, transport, catering and coffee facilities etc here: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/estat/accessibilityinformation/cathayscampus/butebuilding/buteaccess.html
Many thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for this support.
RSA cultural contract
AHRC cultural value project
Donaldson curriculum review
The full report, Successful Futures, is here:
The WG statement in response is here:
Great Debate info is here:
One response, by Earlyarts, is here:
Creative Learning Through the Arts plan
From Welsh Government
The timeline: http://gov.wales/docs/dcells/publications/150302-creative-learning-through-the-arts-timeline.pdf
From Arts Council of Wales
Press release/ statement: http://artswales.org.uk/85513