When: 8.30-9.30, Wednesday 16th January 2019

Where: Film Studio, Cardiff and Vale College, Dumballs Road, CF10 5BF

Getting There: Parking onsite is free, but limited on a first-come-first-served basis, and is usually full by 7.30am. There is ample on-street parking immediately outside the College and along the full length of Canal Parade, where standard rates will apply. Cardiff centre train station is a 5 min walk away at the bottom of Dumballs Road and is the easiest way to access the College via public transport. The College is passed by regular bus routes that stop on Dumballs Road. Cardiff Bay is a 10-15 minute walk away, where there are additional paid car parks and a local train stop. Bike racks are located at the front of the building, and an additional bike shed is located at the far corner behind the building, accessible from the car park barrier on Canal Parade.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee, and pastries will be available for attendees.

Chair: Sarah Mair-Hughes, Head of Skills Academy, Wales, Creative & Cultural Skills

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? website and social media
• What Next? Cardiff website (agendas, members etc
• What Next? UK movement website
• Twitter: @WNCardiff and @whatnextculture #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.
Beth Nesaf? – beth yw’r nod?

Nod bras: dod o hyd i ffyrdd newydd o ymgysylltu â’n cynulleidfa a’n hymwelwyr: y miliynau gynyddol sy’n gwerthfawrogi diwylliant ac yn cymryd rhan ynddo bob dydd ledled y wlad.

Seren arweiniol: annog ein pobl, yn unigolion a chymunedau, i weld cysylltiadau rhwng y llu o wahanol ffyrdd y mae celfyddyd a diwylliant yn effeithio ar ein bywyd a’i wella; annog pawb i gofrestru eu cymeradwyaeth o gelfyddyd a diwylliant, a’u pleser ynddynt, yn enwedig lle y maent dan fygythiad.

Gwefan a chyfryngau cymdeithasol
• Gwefan Beth Nesaf? Caerdydd (agendâu, aelodau ayb)
• Gwefan Beth Nesaf? Prydain
• Twitter @WNCardiff a @wnculture #wnculture
Dalier sylw: Rydym am i bawb deimlo’n rhydd i ofyn cwestiynau a rhannu eu syniadau mewn cyfarfodydd Beth Nesaf? heb orfod poeni y cânt eu dyfynnu mewn mannau eraill neu allan o gyd-destun. Ein disgwyliad cyffredinol yw nad oes neb yn adrodd am y gyfarfodydd neu’n trydaru unrhyw beth personol neu rannu unrhyw beth y gellir ei olrhain yn ôl i unigolyn neu’n rhannu unrhyw gynnwys heb wirio yn gyntaf gyda’r cyfrannwr gwreiddiol.


  1. Croeso a chyflwyniadau / Welcome and introductions
  2. Forging careers in the creative industries, speakers include Nick Lord, 2013 Sky Portrait Artist of the Year and James Huntley, Freelance Camera Operator
  3. Info sharing between the group
  4. Forthcoming events & opportunities
  • The Young Vic WN? website has lots of useful info and links that are relevant to Wales and UK wide cultural conversations that support our work in Wales. To register for updates please go to https://www.whatnextculture.co.uk/chapters/young-vic/
  • Rawffest still has opportunities available for young people to participate in their festival taking place at WMC, 25.4.19-28.4.19. More info can be found at rawffest.wales/
  • ACW Lottery Fund Consultation paper – To respond to the consultation use the Word doc here (can be filled in and emailed to yourvoice@arts.wales) or the whole thing is ‘readable and respondable’ online here. There are 12 sections but not all require filling in. It is vital that as many people as possible respond to the consultation and consider not just how it will impact each individual and their work but how lottery funding will be impacted for Wales for the next five years.

For further information please speak to Laura Drane.


  1. Future What Next Speakers/Topics:



23/1/19 – Study Art and Don’t Get a Job?: A discussion into current creative education – Sarah Mair Hughes, Head of Skills Academy Wales, Creative & Cultural Skills and Sharon James, Deputy Principal, CAVC, will join us to discuss Chief Inspector of Ofsted, Amanda Speilman’s controversial statement that ‘art courses promote unrealistic career prospects to potential students’.

30/1/19 – Growing investment in our Creative Capital

6/2/19 – Creative thinking: the role of art and culture in supporting positive health and wellbeing throughout our lives

13/2/19 – Growing diversity across the creative sector

  • Tracey McNulty, Swansea Council – learnings from the Capital of Culture bid
  • Suggestion: Creative Industries Federation (Angie Dutton to approach)
  • Suggestion: OECD Evaluation
  • Suggestion: Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales re Future Generations framework
  • Suggestion: Creative Wales, Chair (once appointed)
  • Suggestion: Creative Society
  • Suggestion: Sharon Heal, Director of the Museums Association is happy to attend a future What Next? meeting, to discuss the journey the MA has made to more equitable policies and practices across the four nations
  • Suggestion: Update on Music City and Culture Strategy Work (December).


  1. Any other business – future What Next? meeting hosts 
    • 9/1/19 – 13/2/19 Cardiff and Vale College
    • 20/2/19 – 27/3/19 Chapter (27/3 or 3/4 St Fagans tbc)
    • 3/4/19 – 8/5/19 Ffotogallery 29 Castle St/ Angel Hotel
    • 15/5/19 – 19/6/18 British Council Wales
    • 26/6/19 – 31/7/18 G39