What Next? Cardiff

When: Wednesday 14 February, 8:30 – 9.30am
Where: Chapter will be hosting What Next? until 14 February (inclusive)

MEDIA POINT is on the first floor, turn right at the top of the stairs and Media Point is behind you. If using the lift, turn left on exit.  (NB different room from last week’s session).

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 café on the ground floor.
Please note that the building does not open until just before 8.30am.

Chair : Andy Eagle


1. Welcome and introductions

2. Update on joint Valleys/Cardiff WN? meeting

3. Become A Risks, Rights and Reputations Ambassador

The Rights, Risks and Reputations Ambassadors Programme is a unique professional development programme bringing together a diverse mix of individuals who are passionate about experimentation and artistic risk in the cultural sector.

What Next? are looking to recruit 20 pairs of regional ambassadors to support their local cultural community to safely take creative and reputational risks, understand their responsibilities and rights, and the rights of their artists and communities, and to manage complex situations as they arise.

You will deepen your knowledge and understanding of Rights, Risks and Reputations through a comprehensive programme of training, support and digital resources. As an ambassador, you will be linked to a national peer network as well as having access to tools and resources to support you to lead a session that cascades your learning locally and helps to challenge a risk averse culture.

The programme actively seeks to be fully representative of, reflect, and meet the needs of the arts and cultural community across; gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion and class.

There is no cost to participants for this programme and there are bursaries available for freelancers.

For further information and to apply by Monday 26 February via a simple online form visit the What Next? website.

4. Any other business

Response to Cardiff Economic Green Paper
(deadline for submission of responses – 31 March 2018)

WN? Chapter Chairs 2018 Quarterly Meetings [Location TBC (Central London)]

  • Friday 16 March, 12 – 3pm – can anyone attend this to represent Cardiff?
  • Monday 25 June, 12 – 3pm
  • Tuesday 18 September, 12 – 3pm
  • Monday 10 December, 12 – 5pm

Cer i Greu/Get Creative – 17 – 25 March 2018

Please get involved and help spread the message. You can register your event here on the Get Creative website www.getcreative.wales

BBC Digital Cities Week Cardiff  – 26 Feb – 1 March 2018 – link to info:

Links to inform further discussion/compilation of ‘shopping list’ of major events Wales could host:

Future meetings 

CONFIRMED:  Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, Minister for Culture (Weds 21 March at British Council)

  • Suggestion: Bethan Jenkins AM – in her role as chair of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee
  • 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)
  • Suggestion: Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales  re Future Generations Framework
Future What Next? meetings
  • 21 Feb – 28 Mar 2018, British Council Wales
  • 4 Apr – 9 May, NMW
  • 16 May – 20 Jun, School of Art & Design, Cardiff Met University
  • 27 Jun –