When: Wednesday 12 October 2016, 8.30am – 9.30am

Chair: Ruth Garnault

Host: Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Where: Heart Space, B Block (main CSAD building), Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue Cardiff CF5 2YB

1. Welcome and introductions
2. Upcoming dates and info sharing including:-
24 Hour Culture Survey
3. Inclusive Growth Commission report by RSA – in order to inform its analysis of place-based dimensions of inclusive growth, the Commission undertook three ‘deep dive’ research visits in Bradford, Cardiff city region and Newcastle. This report provides an analysis of findings from this research click here
4. Any Other Business

Finding CSAD and Room B115
The Heart Space is the social space on the first floor of Cardiff School of Art and Design’s building at the Llandaff Campus. To find it walk up the wide staircase from the foyer. As you walk through the Campus, you will find B Block on the right hand side of the square. It’s accessed via the glass tube, and has a large shiny University crest on its side.

The doors will be open from 8.15am. The Box Café should be open just before the start of the meeting for you to buy refreshments.
There is bike parking around the Campus and we have been able to reserve 5 parking spaces at the very front of the Campus outside the main reception building. A limited amount of paid for car parking is also available at the front of the Campus – you need to collect a parking permit to also display in your car from the front reception desk.
For more information including on public transport links visit http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/about/campuses/Pages/Llandaff-Campus.aspx

Save the Date:
• What Next? National Event, Monday 17 October 2016, HOME Manchester
• Welsh Museums Festival – 22-30 October 2016
• Cardiff Contemporary, 20 October to 19 November at venues across the city. You are invited to the launch at 5pm on Friday 21 October at G39 with Cardiff City Council Leader’s speech taking place at 6.15pm, Cardiff Contemporary’s city centre venues will be open from 7-9pm.
• 24 Hour Culture Survey, 21 and 22 October 2016
The arts and education – creative learning and cultural education in Wales – Tuesday, 15 November 2016, Central Cardiff. This event is CPD certified. Guests of Honour: Diane Hebb, Director of Engagement and Participation, Arts Council of Wales and Phil George, Chairman, Arts Council of Wales. Delegates at this seminar will discuss the future for arts and cultural education in Wales.
The seminar follows the Welsh Government’s acceptance of Professor Graham Donaldson’s Successful Futures review, which included expressive arts as one of the six key Areas of Learning and Experience that will make up the new Welsh national curriculum.
ArtWorks Cymru conference on – 29 & 30 November in Llandrindod Wells to review the last two years of activity and discuss what participatory arts in Wales needs next. All booking, programme and practical information can be found here http://artworks.cymru/ArtWorks-Cymru-Conference-Doing-it-for-Ourselves
What Next? Cardiff proposed trip to Red House, Merthyr – 23 November – meet at 5pm at Cardiff Centre and return at about 8pm.
• Get Creative Weekend, 7-9 April 2017
• Diffusion – Ffotogallery’s international festival of photography, 1 to 31 May 2017
• Sgwrs Events. Arts Council of Wales is looking to develop greater dialogue with the many creative professionals across Wales – those we currently work with, and those they do not. You are invited to attend one of 3 Sgwrs opportunities across Wales to give you the chance to speak to like-minded individuals and to the Arts Council of Wales. These free events will start with a series of provocations around networking in Wales and will be facilitated by Angharad Lee. Each session will end with a chance to look at what we collectively can do next. These will take place:
29th September 2016 10am-12pm – Mostyn, Llandudno
4th October 2016 10am-12pm – Volcano Building, Swansea
4th October 2016 3.30pm-5.30pm – Arad Goch, Aberystwyth
If you cannot attend one of the Sgwrs events but want to join in the discussion, why not follow Arts Council of Wales – @arts_wales_ #sgwrsgelf
• Cardiff Capital Region Growth and Competitiveness Commission Consultation – Cardiff City Deal is an agreement between the UK Government, the Welsh Government and the ten local authorities that make up the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, and will see significant investment in the area.
As part of this the Growth and Competitiveness Commission is carrying out an in-depth review of the economy of the region and will be making recommendations on how to develop the area.
This short survey is part of that work. Everyone in the region is encouraged to respond. https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=147273892303

Useful links
Priorities for the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee Consultation | National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Council budget information https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/Your-Council/Council-finance/Council-Budget/Pages/default.aspx

Update information from the National Assembly Wales – from Rhayna Mann, Senior Outreach and Liaison Officer, Assembly Communications
Dr Andy Williamson has written a blog on the Committee’s engagement which you can find here:
Eng: https://assemblyblog.wales/2016/10/06/opening-up-committees-is-a-step-forward-for-stronger-democracy-in-wales/
Cy: https://blogcynulliad.com/2016/10/06/mae-agor-pwyllgorau-i-fyny-yn-gam-ymlaen-i-ddemocratiaeth-gryfach-yng-nghymru/

Finally, here is our blog which goes into a little more detail about the Summer consultation and poll:
English blog –https://assemblyblog.wales/2016/10/04/culture-welsh-language-and-communications-engagement-firsts-at-the-national-assembly-for-wales/
Welsh blog – https://blogcynulliad.com/2016/10/04/diwylliant-y-gymraeg-a-chyfathrebu-llwyddiannau-newydd-o-ran-ymgysylltu-gan-gynulliad-cenedlaethol-cymru/

I hope this has given you an overview of the work that we are currently doing. However, I would really like to arrange for us to get to together to talk about your work and possible collaborations; please feel free to email or phone (0300 200 7229).

Future What Next? Meetings
19 Oct till 23 Nov – Amgueddfa Cymru
30 Nov till 21 Dec – WNO
4 Jan till 8 Feb National Dance Company Wales
15 Feb till 22 March Arts & Business Cymru at Eversheds
29 March till 10 May (inc Easter break) British Council

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: http://www.whatnextculture.org

What Next? Twitter:
Cardiff: http://www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and #wnculture
UK: http://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.