When: Wednesday 24 February 2016, 8.30am – 9.30am


Host: Arts Council of Wales/ Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru


Where: The Boardroom, Arts Council of Wales, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL Tel: 02920 441 348,-3.1633736,366m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x486e0336e3d8b481:0xc036cf2907d7d328!2sArts+Council+Of+Wales!3m1!1s0x486e0336e3d8b481:0xc036cf2907d7d328!6m1!1e1?hl=en


Chair: Lisa Mathews, Portfolio Manager, Arts Council of Wales.


Reception will be open from 8.00am. Tea and Coffee provided. The Arts Council of Wales will be the meeting venue for What Next? Cardiff until Wednesday 23 March 2016.


We are in the red brick rear of WMC. There are bike racks/stands available for use near the stage entrance of the WMC. Cardiff Bay train station 5min walk. No 6 bus stops outside. The nearest Car Park is located on Pierhead Street.




  1. Welcome and introductions


  1. Graham Sheffield, Director Arts of the British Council will be speaking on global work in the arts (


  1. Cardiff Council: Budget and Agenda for the 3 March Cultural Conversation Meeting


  1. House Keeping: Future Speakers and Venues

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.


  1. What Next? Cardiff contacts mailing group
  2. BBC ‘Get Creative’ – ‘Cer i Greu’ update


  1. Any other business






REMINDER: Please include your local councillors/Cardiff Council in your tweets about culture.


Confirmed speakers/topic

  • Visual mapping exercise – Chris Glynn, Illustration Lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University will be joining the meeting and will begin a visual mapping exercise of the creative community to identify who works with who and where new links can be made 2 March
  • Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Wales ‘Making the case to Government’ 9 March



Potential future topics for discussion

  • 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 Responsibility.


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 SUGGESTION
  • Welsh Government speaker to talk about its International Engagement Strategy. Arts Council to follow up.
  • John Kampfner , Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation

Thursday 26 May – event details to be confirmed – at CSAD in the early evening

  • Catrin Pascoe, new editor of the Western Mail


  • Chris Ricketts, Family Arts Network/CWG

Laura to approach

  • Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner.


  • Brian Meakin BBC, Cardiff Book Festival




New speaker suggestions welcome – please email





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


The National Museum has offered to host a series of meetings as has Arts and Business Cymru but both need to confirm dates.


A call went out on 3 February to venues in Cardiff on the What Next? emailing list asking if they could host future meetings.


Upcoming Events

Full Council meeting

This is where the budget will be set and voted through – Thursday 25 February from 4.30pm. The final proposals which will be voted on will be published Fri 12 Feb. Council have also published the full findings from the consultation period – there are great comments on arts/ culture pp27-35 of this report.

Cultural Conversation, Cardiff

3 March 2016 – by invite only

Cardiff School of Art & Design Summer Show

Saturday 21 May to Friday 27 May 2016. PV – Friday 20 May 2016, time tba.

Family Arts Festival, Cardiff

October 2016