Wednesday 5 November, 8.30am-9.30am

Room 0.05, 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

UK: and #wn2014

  1. Welcome & introductions


  1. WN? updates

– People-powered ‘US Dept of Arts and Culture’

– Our Cultural Commons (as per Robin Simpson’s talk last week):

– WG museums and local authority cuts review –

– What Next? in Exeter:  27 November 11am – 1pm. Speaker needed – please contact Hannah Bird if you are able to make this session

– WN? communications – In January 2015 we want to make changes to the website and the way we communicate across chapters to better share information and enable more connections. We’d like your input into making sure we build something effective and useful. Please spend 5 minutes filing in this short survey:

  1. Ideas and actions for public engagement 

– Breakout group for 14 January event

– Others do ideas generation to add to this list:

  1. Co-chair the next six week block with Michelle and Jess (dates needed: 19 and 26 Nov)
  2. Use ACW’s advocacy infographics:
  3. Take part in WN? Grid message 4 when announced
  4. Offer to curate @cardiffisyours –
  5. Stand as a school governor or local councillor
  6. Have contact with other sectors via networks (eg health, business, voluntary, local communities, education (schools, teachers, students, etc), politics, etc)
  7. Speak at Ignite Cardiff
  8. Speak at TedX Cardiff
  9. On the street engagement (eg the Stute)
  10. Online – something like #24hourculture
  11. Invite people to join Wed group and tweet/ fb/ blog etc
  12. Write to or meet with councillor, AM, MP, MEP
  13. Support another locality in Wales to start a WN? chapter
  14. Offer to speak at a Shakespeare Schools Festival performance –

People pledge to do any of the above (or something else)

  1. Coming weeks/ nextsix weekblock

CO-CHAIR(S) NEEDED – 19 and 26 Nov



12 Nov local and national angle – Michelle

19 Nov local and national angle (chair?)

26 Nov local and national angle – speaker: Code Club (chair?)

3 Dec local and national angle – Michelle

10 Dec local and national angle, leading to public engagement (and 14 Jan planning/ prep) – Michelle

17 Dec ideas and actions for public engagement and (14 Jan planning/ prep) – Jessica

Xmas/ NY break

7 Jan – final 14 Jan planning/ prep

14 Jan – national WN? day linking with other chapters

21 Jan – standalone session; week after starting new six week block

  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.


ArtFreedomWales event at Chapter, 27 Nov:

WG Early Years consultation:

Compass Cymru event, 24 Nov – “The Challenge for Progressives”: changing the discourse to make democracy work for you: