Wednesday 22 April 2015, 8.30am-9.30am

Chapter Meeting Room 2 (NB: further info at bottom of agenda)

Chair: Steve Blandford

Host: Andy Eagle

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 #wnculture

UK: and #wn2014 #wnculture

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Reporting back/discussion from ACW briefing on Creative Learning Plan Briefing Session on Monday 20 April
  3. Ken Skates visit to WN? – Finalise format and agenda
  4. Cardiff Cultural Conversation – Cardiff Capital of Culture 2023 bid
  5. Examples of good arts and regeneration practice
  6. RSA Wales: The Value of Creativity – Design Commission for Wales, Cardiff (Tuesday 12th May 2015 at 18:00)—may-12/
  7. Follow-up on invitations to future WN? – S4C/ACW partnership, BBC Wales, WN? centrally
  8. Further priorities and actions
  9. AOB

Information on venue:

Chapter will be hosting What Next? until 20 May.

Meeting Room 2 is on the first floor and will be signposted.

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:

Refreshments won’t be provided but there is a large café on the ground floor.

Matthew Taylor writes about the RSA/Arts Council England event ‘Toward A New Contract for Arts and Culture’, about the potential for developing a Compact between Government and the Arts:

Creative Learning Through the Arts plan

From Welsh Government

The plan:

The timeline:


And here:

From Arts Council of Wales

Press release/ statement:



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: