When: 8.30-9.30, Wednesday 30th January 2019

Where: The Sustainable Studio, Unit 7, Curran Buildings, Curran Road, Cardiff CF10 5NE (on behalf of CAVC for one week only)

Getting There:

View a location map at https://goo.gl/maps/mk9QZcMZ9gD2

Parking is available on the corner of Dumballs Road and Curran Road and is charged at £3.50 per day. Heading towards the studios, turn off Dumballs Road and immediately left. The car park and its signage will be visible.

Additional parking is available along Dumballs Road. Pay and Display applies in various locations.

Cardiff Central Station is approximately 10 minutes away, on-foot. Exit the station via the rear exit, towards Cardiff Bay and a number of bus routes service Dumballs Road.

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

Chair: TBC


  1. Croeso a chyflwyniadau / Welcome and introductions


  1. Investing in our Creative Capital

In today’s economic climate, funding in the arts and cultural sector is often challenging. From freelancers, to independent artists, public bodies to charities, organisations are increasingly having to look for alternative means of fundraising for continued growth and development.

We invite organisations and individuals to gather to discuss innovative ways in which we can continue to grow the creative sector in Cardiff, and work together to find solutions to support those who are struggling to find stable revenue streams.

Speakers include Giles Ballisat, Director of New Theatre and St David’s Hall.


  1. Info sharing between the group

Following previous discussions around ‘Forging Careers in the Creative Industries’, Nick Lord has asked that his contact details are shared with the group for anyone who would like to contact him about future collaborations and opportunities: nicholasjrlord@hotmail.co.uk


  1. 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.

  • CULT Cymru is running a range of highly discounted workshops for creatives until end of March 2019 – including Health & Safety (Iosh accredited), Funding your project, Mental Freelancing for Creatives – with more to be added…. Eng:  https://bit.ly/1di5opm  Cym: https://bit.ly/297Cdgj


  1. Future What Next Speakers/Topics:



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
    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