Wednesday 3 December, 8.30am-9.30am

Room 0.05, Bute Building, Cardiff University (NB: further info at bottom of agenda)

Chair: Michelle Carwardine-Palmer

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

UK: and #wn2014

  1. Welcome & introductions


  1. WN? updates

To discuss:

– Art Freedom Wales – feedback from anyone who was there

– BBC year of culture update

– if needed, Senedd paper update

– The Wales We Want – future speaker for a Wed morning in Jan, and possible event in 2015 – (with WAPA, RSACymru, etc)

– WN? for JANUARY – urgent need for chair(s); someone to do agenda/ social media; speakers/ topics

** FYI – NO MEETING on 10th Dec for WN? – instead, at Plaid Cymru roundtable, led by Bethan Jenkins, Assembly Member for South Wales West and Plaid Cymru Spokesperson on Culture and Broadcasting in Ty Hywel, Cardiff Bay on Wed 10th 8-11am. RSVP:

For info:

Launch of Creative Industries Federation

CLA briefing on House of Lords debate – attached

Amended WN? creative democracy document – attached

Tramshed plans for Cardiff –

WG museums review:

  1. Discussion/ prep for Plaid Cymru session:

How could we enable the arts in Wales to flourish?

How could we fund the arts sustainable?

How could the arts improve the economy?

How could we facilitate and encourage people from all social backgrounds to participate in the arts?

How could we address the democratic deficit in Wales?

  1. Coming weeks/ nextsix weekblock

Chairs – Jan onwards?

Agenda/ social media – during January



10 Dec NO WN? MTG – instead at Plaid Cymru roundtable

17 Dec ideas and actions for public engagement and Jan chairs etc – Jessica

Xmas/ NY break

7 Jan –

14 Jan –

21 Jan –

28 Jan –

  1. AOB

Information on venue:

This will be our new regular space until the end of the year.

The room is to the left and down the stairs when you walk into the building.

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.