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):

WN? UK movement website:


Cardiff: or @WNCardiff and #wn2014 #wn2015

UK: and #wn2014 #wn2015

  1. Welcome & introductions
  1. 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 – 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 – 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 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:

How are you planning to mark the 50th Anniversary of Jennie Lee’s White Paper, ‘A policy for the Arts – the first steps’?

IWA’s Constitutional Convention –

Policy Forum for Wales event about curriculum reform 30 April

  1. 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

Follow ArtWorks Cymru on Twitter @ArtWorksCymru

Find ArtWorks Cymru on Facebook

Explore previous ArtWorks research here

  1. 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

  1. AOB

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:

Many thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for this support.