When: Wednesday 9 December, 8.30am-9.30am

Host: Creative Economy team, Cardiff University

Where:Room 0.05, Bute Building, Cardiff University, CF10 3NB (Room 0.05 is to the left and down the stairs when you walk into the building).

Chair: Sara Pepper

The main doors will be open from 8.00am. Unfortunately the café isn’t open at this time, but there is a vending machine selling hot drinks.

This will be the meeting space for What Next? Cardiff until the end of the year (16th December).

There is bike parking next to the building and car parking (paid for) in front of the building. Bus stop also opposite Bute Building. More info re: access, transport, catering and coffee facilities etc:


  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Updates since last meetingWhat Next? Away Day – 1 December. Ruth Garnault to report back.
  3. City of Cardiff council budget. The council is proposing to cut its funding of Cardiff Contemporary, Arts Active, Artes Mundi, Cardiff Singer of the World and community led arts programmes. The budget will be discussed by the cabinet on Thursday 10 December. More info on the proposals and public consultation: http://www.cardiff.gov.uk/budget
  4. Extension of the BBC Get Creative project and the BBC’s partnership with What Next?
  5. Future What Next? Meetings. Planning ahead for activity in 2016. Which speakers should we invite? Themes to discuss? Activity around Welsh Assembly elections. Support and development of other What Next? chapters in Wales. Future venues.
  6. Any other business


Potential future topics for discussion

  • Setting-up a Cardiff Family Arts Network (suggested by Chris Ricketts)
  • Cardiff City Region: how to get arts/culture represented at Board level
  • Equality, Diversity and Social Justice: Time for Positive Action (on Google drive) – speech from Kerry Michael at NitroBEAT
  • SUSTAINABILITY DUTY: Identify and invite the lead individuals from the following to future What Next? Cardiff meetings: Prosperity, Resilience, Health, Equality, Communities, Welsh Language, Global Responsibility.
  • Crowdsourced (Ceri Black tc)

Potential future speakers

  • Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games Wales Office TO BE RESCHEDULED
  • Amelia Womack, Green Party Deputy – DATE TBC
  • Neil Hanratty, the Director of Economic Development SUGGESTION (Michael Garvey has contacted)
  • Kath Richards and Heather Brown SUGGESTION
  • Cath Richards, Cardiff Council (Alice Taylor has contacted)
  • Paul Orders, Chief Exec SUGGESTION
  • Cllr Pete Bradbury SUGGESTION
  • Amanda Spence, Design Advisor at the Design Commission for Wales SUGGESTION

Cardiff School of Art and Design future speakers

  • 20 January – Claudia Castro, a recently graduated International Clore Fellow from Brazil – CONFIRMED

New speaker suggestions welcome – please email creativecardiff@cardiff.ac.uk


 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 January to 10 February – Cardiff School of Art and Design

Cardiff University have offered use of their rooms if anyone would like to chair/co-ordinate meetings, but doesn’t have the space to host meetings.


Upcoming Events

Thur 10 Dec – FabLab Festive workshop, 5-8pm (drop in)

Drop in at any time to make your own decoration for the festive season and enjoy a glass of mulled wine with a minced pie!


Wed 16 December  Creative Cardiff Christmas party, 7:30-11:30pm

Creative Cardiff & Chapter host a Christmas party for Cardiff’s creative community.

We’ll have music, performers and a few suprises up our sleeves.

Come and meet some new people to collaborate with in 2016!

£10 (Ticket price includes a glass of mulled wine and a hot buffet)