What Next? Cardiff


When: Wednesday 4 May 2016, 8.30am – 9.30am


Host: Wales Millennium Centre


Where: Sony Room WMC, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL


Chair: Sarah Leigh, WMC


Reception will be open from 8.15am. Wales Millennium Centre will be the meeting venue for What Next? Cardiff until Wednesday 11 May 2016.


Getting there: Info here: http://www.wmc.org.uk/yourVisit/GettingHere/

There are bike racks available at the front and stage door of WMC. The nearest car park is located on Pierhead Street http://www.apcoa.co.uk/parking-in/cardiff/pierhead-street-mscp.html Buses run to Bute Place and Mermaid Quay.

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Updates from Working Groups

Please contact the following lead people if you would like to join any of the below working groups.

  • 24 Hour Culture Survey. Lead:Paul Kaynes Paul@ndcwales.co.uk Aim to take a snapshot survey of culture in Cardiff before the summer recess. Will meet on 26th and report back on 27th April.

Cardiff: Cultural Conversation Cultural Consortium. This will be as a task group to create a vision and strategy for arts and culture for Cardiff, and to propose a way forward for the proto-consortium. Lead: Laura Drane lauradraneassoc@gmail.com

4. Manifestos Update: Ceri Black/ attached two docs


  1. GPS Alternative White Paper – done in advance of/ at the same time as DCMS one: http://www.gpsculture.co.uk/next-steps.php
  2. Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/culture-white-paper

5. Any other Business

  • Gareth Coles – Cultural Volunteering
  • Clare Thurman – Additions to WN? Digest to be emailed to Clare by Friday 6th May
  • Next Google Hangout is on Wednesday 4 May at 12pm, discussing local and national fundraising for What Next?


  • Cardiff Council’s Cultural Projects Scheme 2016/17

The Cultural Projects Scheme is for discrete cultural projects that meet the corporate priorities of the Council and contribute towards the delivery of the arts service that values excellence, collaboration and community cohesion.

Projects must demonstrate clearly how they will meet at least one of the following objectives:-

  1. engage with the disadvantaged communities of the 4 Communities First clusters
  2. specifically engage with young people aged 18-25 years who are not in employment, education or training
  3. support a programme of opportunities for apprenticeships, trainee schemes and work experience placements for young people
  4. support community engagement by bringing different groups together within the community. We particularly welcome applications for activities which reach participants and audiences in the four Communities First Clusters of Cardiff:- Priority areas for projects in 2016/17
  5. Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown – BRG Cluster
  6. Ely, Caerau and Fairwater – Cardiff West
  7. Splott, Tremorfa, Adamsdown and Roath – STAR Cluster Llanrumney, Pentwyn, Rumney, St Mellons and Trowbridge – Cardiff EastBids are invited from between £3,000 – £5,000 Please pass on this notice to anyone you think might be interested in submitting a proposal.  The scheme is open to arts organisations, as well as individuals sponsored by an arts organisation, and further details are available by emailing or telephoning Robert Giddings, Corporate Grants Officer, at voluntarysectorgrants@cardiff.gov.uk/ 029 2053 7484 The deadline for the first round of submissions is Friday 10 June, 2016, 12pm.   If funds remain unallocated following the first round of submissions a second round will be announced at a later date.     
  • Creative Industries Federation in Cardiff

Save the date for our visit to Cardiff next month when we will be debating whether a cultural strategy is crucial to regional economic success. 

The Federation will bring together a panel of expert speakers as we debate the landscape for arts and the creative industries in Wales in the wake of next month’s elections. As our first major event in Wales, this will be open to prospective members from across the arts, creative industries and cultural education as well as members. Join us for an evening of topical discussion and the opportunity to share your concerns and passions. After the event, which is supported by Barclays, attendees will have the opportunity to view Cardiff School of Art & Design’s 2016 Degree show and to meet and mingle over drinks.  More details to follow very soon but click below to register your interest.  This is a complimentary event.

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Times: 6.00pm-8.00pm Venue: Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB

To register: Please register your place, please email rsvp@creativeindustriesfederation.com.  This is a complimentary event.

  • Future What Next? Meetings
    18 May till 22 June – Laura Drane chairing at Chapter 29 June till 27 July – Michael Garvey at BBC NOW AUGUST – no meetings Sept onwards TBC for hosts/ chairs (poss: National Museum, Arts & Business Cymru, Cardiff Met/ CSAD, WNO)



  • Sophie Howe/ Future Generations Commissioner – approached by LHD already
  • Neil Hanratty/ Cardiff Council – agreed/ reminder what date? Michael Garvey
  • Welsh Government speaker to talk about its International Engagement Strategy – ACW to follow up
  • European Capital Culture 2023/ Natasha Hale
  • Cardiff City Region – rep us to them and vice versa
  • Making the case to government/ ACW Nick Capaldi
  • Commonwealth Games 2026/ Chris Jenkins
  • Catrin Pascoe/ Editor Western Mail
  • Next WG minister/ deputy minister
  • What/ who else?Also John Kampfner, Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation

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.

What Next? Cardiff website (agendas, members etc): http://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com  

What Next? UK movement website: www.whatnextculture.org

What Next? Twitter:

Cardiff: www.twitter.com/wncardiff  or @WNCardiff and #wnculture

UK: www.twitter.com/whatnextculture  and #wnculture

Please note: We want everyone to feel free to ask questions and share their thoughts at What Next? meetings without worrying that they’ll be quoted elsewhere or out of context. It’s generally accepted that no-one reports on the meetings, tweets anything personal or identifiable, or shares any content without checking first with the contributor.

What Next? Future Host Venues

6 April to 11 May – Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL

18 May to 22 June – Chapter Arts Centre, 40 Market Rd, Cardiff CF5 1QE

29 June to 27 July – BBC NOW, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL

August – no meetings

Sept onwards – National Museum and Arts and Business Cymru has offered to host a series of meetings but need to confirm dates.