Wednesday 4 March 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

including intro to What Next? and the Cardiff chapter for new attendees

  1. WN? updates/ for discussion

Final update on BBC Get Creative debates in Cardiff

NB – documentation/ editorial sent to BBC?

Year long campaign: please encourage supporters, audiences, etc to use #bbcgetcreative #bbcamserigreu and to visit the website as content is changing daily:

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

Policy context – to frame next week and coming weeks


Successful Futures, curriculum review for Wales by Prof Donaldson:

Donaldson – the WG statement in response is here:

Donaldson – “great debate”


Warwick Commission report:

GPS Culture – winding up the venture – see:

IWA’s Constitutional Convention –

The Wales We Want reporting of consultation findings:

Matthew Taylor blog on the arts and a cultural contract:–time-to-get-even-more-serious/

Ed Milliband Labour and the arts speech to CIF:

Suggestions for mobilising around the general election #GE2015:

BBC Front Row debate to launch Get Creative:

Arts Question Time with Kirsty Wark on BBC Four:

  1. WN? coming weeks

11 March – facilitated discussion around policy context including Warwick Commission and Donaldson Curriculum review – emerging priorities for this chapter, organisations, individuals

18 March – Peter Owen, WG civil servant on Smith report into Arts in Education and ACW joint response

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

25 March – TBC

** new chair/ convener needed **

  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.