When: Wednesday 3 February 2016, 8.30am-9.30am

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

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

(The Heart Space is the first floor social space, accessed via the wide staircase from the B Block 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.)

 Chair: Chris Glynn, Senior Lecturer, Illustration

The main doors will be open from 8.00am. The Box Café will be open where you will be able to purchase refreshments.

This will be the meeting space for What Next? Cardiff until Wednesday 10 February.

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


  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. International Reputation & Engagement
  3. City of Cardiff Council Budget The council is proposing to cut its funding of Cardiff Contemporary, Arts Active, Artes Mundi, Cardiff Singer of the World and community led arts programmes. More info on the proposals and public consultation:
  4. BBC Get Creative Weekend
  5. Future What Next? Meetings: planning ahead for activity in 2016. Which speakers should we invite? Themes to discuss? Activity around Welsh Assembly elections. Support and development of other What Next? Chapters in Wales. Future venues.
  6. Future Confirmed Speakers Wednesday 1 April 2016: Neil Hanratty, Director of Economic Development
  7. Potential Future Topics for Discussion
  • Setting-up a Cardiff Family Arts Network (suggested by Chris Ricketts)
  • Cardiff City Region: how to get arts/culture represented at Board level
  • Equality, Diversity and Social Justice: Time for Positive Action (on

Google drive) – speech from Kerry Michael at NitroBEAT}

  • Sustainability Duty: identify and invite the lead individuals from the following to future What Next? Cardiff meetings: Prosperity, Resilience, Health, Equality, Communities, Welsh Language, Global Responsibilty
  • Crowdsourced (Ceri Black)
    1. Potential Future Speakers
  • Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games Wales Office TO BE SCHEDULED
  • Kath Richards, Cardiff Council AGREED TO SPEAK. DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
  • Paul Orders, Chief Executive SUGGESTION
  • Cllr Pete Bradbury SUGGESTION
  • Amanda Spence, Design Advisor at the Design Commission for Wales SUGGESTIONS
  • John Kampfner , Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation
  • Thursday 26 May – event details to be confirmed – at CSAD

    1. Any Other Business

 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):  

What Next? UK movement website:

What Next? Twitter:

Cardiff: or @WNCardiff and #wnculture

UK: 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.

What Next? Future Host Venues

 17 February to 23 March – Arts Council of Wales, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL

18 May to 16 June – Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Western Avenue CF5 1YB

 Supporting Information

 Get Creative

The following information on Get Creative (#mycreativehour and website) has been sent to What Next? Cardiff via; Hannah Lambert – Get Creative Campaign – What Next? Project Manager

Get Creative Day #mycreativehour

On Saturday 2nd April 2016, we will celebrate a year of Get Creative, a year of everyday artists and citizen crafts, a year of shining a light on the millions of people who love to get creative every day.

The week before, on Sunday 27th March, the clocks spring forward and people across the UK will have an extra hour of light in their days. What will you do with that hour of light? What might you do with a week of light, bright hours?

Get Creative invites all its Champions and the public to use the extra hours of light to do something creative in that week – write a short story, learn a new piece of music, hold a free taster session or master-class, dance an hour a day, throw open your rehearsals or studios and invite someone new, direct a one act play, design a wedding dress, build a set, invent an artwork. Whether you’re an individual or an organisation, everyone is invited to take part. Do it for an hour a day all week, or just find an hour on the 2nd April – get creative with your hour of light.

Show us what you create, design, do and make by using the hashtag #mycreativehour and we’ll showcase as many of your creations as possible on the Get Creative website.

Let’s celebrate the nation’s creative heartbeat and a year of Get Creative – #mycreativehour

Get Creative website
To recap, the website is regularly receiving 20k visitors a week and has surpassed well over 1 million page views since its launch. It’s continuing to develop audiences and we are committed to diversifying content and contributors. It is very likely that GC will continue on past GC Day on 2nd April.

To work editorially on the website, stories need to hang off something unusual, useful and interesting. So rather than just emailing in to notify the GC team of a free event or workshop, it really comes alive when we can pick something out of the story and run with that instead, referencing the event or link at the end.

We have found editorial pieces that are accessible and curious as well as informative work really well. If there is an easy way in to a subject or art-form, such as top-tips / masterclasses to playing the guitar or starting a painting, it’s a great way to talk about a creative project or event to a wide (and increasing!) audience via the GC website.

I’d be really happy to be contacted by any of your Cardiff chapter if they have any thoughts they want to run past me. We’d love to get some more Welsh content up on the website. Please remember that organisations do need to sign up as GC Champions in order to contribute and that GC events need to be either free or cost-recoverable in order to comply with BBC guidelines.

To get in touch with Hannah: / @HannahMLambert

Upcoming Events

March against Cardiff Council Cuts, 2pm Saturday 6 February, meet outside the National Museum and walk to the new Central Library.

Cardiff School of Art & Design Summer Show, Saturday 21 May to Friday 27 May 2016