Wednesday 25 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 #wnculture
UK: and #wn2014 #wnculture

1. Welcome & introductions

2. WN? updates/ for discussion

Launch of BBC Get Creative, and Cardiff events/ activity this week, including message/ call to action here:
#bbcgetcreative #bbcamserigreu

Convener(s)/ chair(s) from end of March – Laura Drane standing down

FYI – events, publications, etc:

Today (Wed 25th) is the 50th anniversary of Jennie Lee’s White Paper, ‘A policy for the Arts – the first steps’

Cardiff Council budget –

Warwick Commission report – attached and link:

GPS Culture – winding up the venture – see attached reports

IWA’s Constitutional Convention –

Policy Forum for Wales event about curriculum reform 30 April

Youth Arts Festival Feasibility:
If you would like to be part of these discussions and believe you have something to bring to the such a partnership moving forward please contact Ruth Garnault at Ceridwen on 07967 093442 or email before the end of Feb 2015.

3. Presentation: Sara Pepper, Alice Taylor and Hannah Bayfield; Creative Economy, Cardiff University

4. WN? coming weeks

4 March – intro to WN? and roundtable networking

11 March – facilitated discussion around policy context including Warwick Commission and Donaldson Curriculum review

18 March – TBC

MON 23 March (not Wed 25) – Wales in Westminster lectures from the Wales Governance Centre – General Election breakfast

Get Creative and Talk events listing
Tues 24 – Sherman Cymru/ NTW; and also at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Thurs 26 – St David’s Hall/ Arts Active; also The Other Room
Fri 27 – WNO/ David Pountney twitter takeover #killculture

5. 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.