What Next? Cardiff
When: Wednesday 20 September, 8:30 – 9.30am
Where: Arts Council of Wales, Bute Place, Cardiff. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom.
Please go to the reception and you will be directed from there. Tea and Coffee will be available.
Chair: Nick Capaldi
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
 What Next? Cardiff website (agendas, members etc) https://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com
 What Next? UK movement website: http://www.whatnextculture.org
 What Next? Twitter: Cardiff: http://www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and
#wnculture UK: http://www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wnculture

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. National Eisteddfod – Sioned Edwards and Elen Owen

3. Independent Review of S4C – Betsan Moses

4. Lottery Funding – Nick Capaldi

5. Future What Next? speakers/topics

27 September
 Update and plans for Get Creative 17-25 March 2018 – Lisa Matthews
• Arts Council of Wales Research update: Cardiff and City Region data and patterns of
investment – Sandra Hicks and Chris Batsford
 ACE on Communities First legacy – Dave Horton
 Creative Learning For the Arts update – Sian James

11 October
 Inquiry into non-public funding of the Arts
 Arts and Health – Sally Lewis

Future meetings
 Suggestion: St Fagans National Museum of History Visit
 Suggestion: UK wide approach from WN? re Camelot bidding to run National Lottery, other
potential bidders, %s from scratch cards vs main draw (talk to Kevin Brennan MP?)
 Suggestion: Bethan Jenkins AM – in her role as chair of the Culture, Welsh Language and
Communications Committee – with Lizzie Crump, Creative Learning Alliance
 Suggestion: poss engagement with current inquiry into music education by Culture, Welsh
Language and Comms Cttee
 Suggestion: Carl Sargeant – Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children
 Suggestion: Industrial strategy
 Suggestion: Coun Huw Thomas, Leader of Cardiff Council
Suggestions welcome

6. Any other business
Future What Next? meetings
 6 September – 11 October, Arts Council Wales
 18 October – 22 November, Welsh National Opera
 29 November – 20 December, National Theatre Wales
 10 Jan – 14 Feb 2018, Chapter
 21 Feb – 28 Mar 2018, British Council Wales