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When: 8.30-9.30, Wednesday 1st May 2019
Where: Shift Gallery, Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen Street, CF10 2HQ.

Shift is one of the key locations for Diffusion Cardiff International Festival of Photography produced by ffotogallery and being held throughout April.
Getting There: The entrance to Shift is on the corner of Queen Street and Station Terrace directly underneath the large video billboard. There are cycle racks immediately outside the main entrance to Shift. The nearest train station is Cardiff Queen Street which is approximately 150metres from the shopping centre. The nearest Nextbike station is on Churchill Way approximately 200 metres away. There is a multi storey car park in the Capitol Centre. Parking for up to two hours will cost £4.
Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be available (we encourage you to bring your own cups to help us cut down on waste)
Chair: Mathew Talfan

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. Speaker: Yvette Vaughan Jones, Chief Executive, Visiting Arts
Yvette will provide an overview of Cardiff’s bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2008, and look at what we might learn from that project as we consider the idea of a new cultural strategy for the capital city of Wales.

Related resources:
Cardiff 2008 bid document

Click to access bid_en.pdf

3. Finding new ways to achieve the What Next? Aim and Guiding Star
Priority setting and future actions for the Chapter – update on action plan for the next 12 months. The three top priorities we are discussing how, when and where and with who are:

– City Region & A Cultural Strategy
– Making The case for Culture & The Arts – A Manifesto
– Creative Learning & the Cultural Sector
Related resources:
Leeds Cultural Strategy:
Manchester Cultural Strategy:
Bristol Cultural Strategy:
Cardiff Council Music Strategy full report:
Cardiff University/Creative Cardiff/British Council Wales: Mapping Cardiff’s Creative Economy report 2016:

Click to access Mapping%20report%20for%20web%20ENG.pdf

4. Information sharing and forthcoming events & opportunities
4. Future What Next? meetings
3/4/19 – 8/5/19 Ffotogallery @ SHIFT
• 8/5 Tracey McNulty, Head of Cultural Services, Swansea Council
15/5/19 – 19/6/19 British Council Wales
26/6/19 – 31/7/19 g39
4/9/19 – 9/10/19 Creative Cardiff, City Hall
16/10/19 – 20/11/19 Arts Council of Wales
27/11/19 – 18/12/19 Ty Cerdd & WMC
8/1/20 – 12/2/20 National Dance Company Wales
19/2/20 – 25/3/20 National Museum Cardiff

Future speakers agreed, but dates to be confirmed
• Councillor Wilcox Leader of Newport City Council – Cities and Cultural Strategies
• Gillian Mitchell, Chief Executive, National Youth Arts Wales