Wednesday 18 February 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: www.whatnextculture.org
Cardiff: www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and #wn2014 #wn2015
UK: www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wn2014 #wn2015
- Welcome & introductions
- WN? updates
Feedback from ACW conference
Get Creative/ BBC campaign
– tomorrow’s launch in London
– using #bbcgetcreative from Thurs 19th Feb
– joint Cardiff release/ Julia Barry
– VAW event in Cardiff tomorrow (see below)
– events/ activity next week
Wales in Westminster lectures from the Wales Governance Centre – http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/wgc/266-2/ inc General Election breakfast on 23 March
March onwards for WN? Cardiff – chairs, speakers/ topics, etc
FYI – events, publications, etc:
Message from WN?/ David Lan about Get Creative – http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=3231e29f12b75ab9c018f7b72&id=e99041ee20&e=3f6f8b4bf9 PLUS attachment **Please circulate to your networks**
Get Creative launch in Cardiff – join in!
To mark the launch of the BBC Get Creative campaign, Voluntary Arts Wales is hosting a participatory graffiti event at 9.30am on Thursday 19 February at the Boiler House, Unit D, Papermill Business Park, Cardiff CF11 8DH, where members of the public can take up spray cans for the first time as part of Voluntary Arts #LovetoPaint month. If you are a painter of any description, or just fancy having a go, email email@example.com to confirm your place.
‘The Ecology of Culture’ – a report by John Holden, commissioned by the AHRC Cultural Value project, was published on the Arts and Humanities Research Council website this week: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/News/Pages/Report-on-the-ecology-of-culture-launched.aspx
How are you planning to mark the 50th Anniversary of Jennie Lee’s White Paper, ‘A policy for the Arts – the first steps’? https://stelladuffy.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/jennie-lee-white-paper-anniversary-25th-february-2015/
IWA’s Constitutional Convention – http://iwaconvention.co.uk/
Policy Forum for Wales event about curriculum reform 30 April http://www.policyforumforwales.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=945
- Speaker/ presentation: Rhian Hutchings, Artworks Cymru
ArtWorks Cymru is a two year programme based in Wales developing practice in participatory settings, and supporting the continuing professional development of artists at different stages of their career working in participatory settings.
ArtWorks Cymru is driven by a consortium of partners made up of artists and arts organisations from across Wales. Over the next two years, ArtWorks Cymru will undertake a range of activity including a call out for artists to run Learning Groups based around different contexts, two seed fund rounds, and a range of network events including a conference in Autumn 2016.
The programme is funded by Arts Council of Wales and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
If you would like to find out more about ArtWorks Cymru, please contact:
Rhian Hutchings, Partnership Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow ArtWorks Cymru on Twitter @ArtWorksCymru
Find ArtWorks Cymru on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ArtWorksCymru
Explore previous ArtWorks research here http://www.artworksphf.org.uk
- WN? coming weeks/ next six week block
25 Feb – Sara Pepper, Creative Economy, Cardiff University
4, 11, 18, 25 MARCH – TBC
Get Creative and Talk events listing
Thurs 19 Feb – Tony Hall/ Get Creative launch speech in London
Sat 21 Feb – Theatr Iolo event
Sat 21 Feb – NTW TEAM twitter takeover #ntwTEAM
Mon 23 – Omidaze/ WMC
Tues 24 – Sherman Cymru/ NTW; and also at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Thurs 26 – SDH/ Arts Active; also The Other Room
Fri 27 – WNO/ David Pountney twitter takeover #killculture
Information on venue:
This will be our new regular space until the end of the year.
The room is to the right and down the stairs when you walk into the building. 3rd 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.