When: Wednesday 3rd May, 8:30 – 10:00
Where: Chapter Arts Centre, 40 Market Rd, Cardiff CF5 1QE

: Rebecca Gould, Head of Arts, British Council Wales




  1. Welcome and introductions


  1. Guest speaker: Baroness Eluned Morgan AM, Shadow Minister for Wales in the House of Lords speaking on the Cross-party Groupon Arts and Health



  1. Updates since last meeting / discussion to include:
  • Laura Drane- hustings


  • Cardiff music scene update


  • What Next? Using Culture to Tackle Poverty Paper


  • RSA Engage Cardiff event on the 8th May, call for people to pitch/attend event. Details here, if you are interested in pitching complete this form


  • Future What Next? speakers/topics. Suggestions welcome!
    • Confirmed: 10 May, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner
    • Suggestion: Music Venues Trust
    • Suggestion: Bethan Jenkins AM – in her role as chair of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee
    • Suggestion: ACW Research team – Cardiff data and patterns of investment
    • Suggestion: Further session on development of a music strategy for Cardiff/Save Womanby Street
    • Suggestion: Carl Sargeant – Cab Sec for Communities and Children
    • Suggestion: Lizzie Crump – Creative Learning through the Arts
    • Suggestion: Industrial strategy


  1. Any other business



  1. Networking until 10:00




Useful links:

Daran Hills presentation on lobbying from What Next? 26th April can be found in the email invite.


CIFF election manifesto here


The new Film Hub Wales Welsh Film Strategy and highlights from the recent Review which reflects on their work with Welsh film since 2013 here.

Some background information about Film Hub Wales and their wider work since 2013 here.


Rescue Plan for London’s Grassroots Music Venues – Progress Update report Jan 2017. See the original 2015 report here compiled by Sound Diplomacy and GLA.


Sophie Howe’s key note speech at this year’s Welsh Museums Conference last month https://futuregenerations.wales/news/vital-role-arts-well-being-future-generations/


A Spotlight on Sŵn Music Festival Report Launch: http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/creative



Cardiff: A Bridge between Wales and the World by Mathew Talfan – http://creativecardiff.org.uk/cardiff-bridge-between-wales-and-world


Ken Skates’ Statement for Culture http://gov.wales/docs/drah/publications/161213-a-vision-forculture-in-wales-en.pdf


Save the date



Future What Next? Meetings

Call for other organisations to host future meetings past May

  • 29 March – 10 May (inc Easter break), British Council
  • 17 May -14 June, Cardiff Metropolitan School of Art and Design
  • 21 June – 26 July, Creative Cardiff
  • No meetings in August
  • 6 September – 11 October, Arts Council Wales
  • 18 October – 22 November, Wales National Opera
  • 29 November – 20 December, National Theatre Wales
  • 10 Jan – 14 Feb ’18 – Chapter


Possible hosts: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Chapter, Cardiff University, Riverfront (Newport Live).


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


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.



Venue information


The British Council will be hosting What Next? for the period 29 March – 10 May 2017.


Venue address: British Council, level two, 1 Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3AQ (indicated in red on this map)


Contact: British Council in Wales; Rebecca Gould, Head of Arts, 07971 155505  Rebecca.Gould@britishcouncil.org and Rosa Bickerton, Arts Officer, 07735559752, rosa.bickerton@britishcouncil.org