What Next? Cardiff

When: Wednesday 21 June, 8:30 – 9.30am

Where: Cardiff University. The meeting will be in Room 0.05 of the Bute Building, which is through the set of

double doors, to the left, down the stairs and straight ahead.

Chair: Yvonne Murphy


1. Welcome and introductions

2. Updates from last few weeks (and to be carried over if not all done this week):

– Sophie Howe/ Future Generations Commissioner, and the Art of the Possible paper attached

– follow on from previous weeks, inc Sarah Pace/ Addo Creative last week on manifesto for culture and the

Cardiff City Region, and Phil George the week before

– info from Bethan Jenkins as chair of Culture, Welsh Language and Comms Cttee– see attached docs

– WG policy paper on Brexit and devolution: http://gov.wales/newsroom/firstminister/2017/170615-fm-

sets-out- way-forward- for-devolution- post-brexit/?lang=en

– ACW: Building a more resilient Arts Council of Wales document on their Organisational Review – attached

– 24hr culture survey

– Get Creative Festival, 17-25 March 2018. This new annual festival – a merger of Voluntary Arts Festival and

Get Creative Weekend – will last 9 days, incorporating two weekends. To take advantage of specific

opportunities to link our activities to some mainstream BBC programming, the festival will move to March in

2018. From 2019 Get Creative Festival will revert to the middle of May: provisionally 11-19 May 2019

– joint letter to PSBs from Carl Sargeant and Mark Drakeford – attached

3. WN? national comms

WN? wants to start a UK-wide mailing list to send updates and information to everyone involved in What

Next? once a month. To sign up to this list individuals need to

visit http://www.whatnextculture.co.uk/mailing-list/

4. Future What Next? speakers/topics

28th June – an update from Creative Cardiff, with city council and ACW

5th July – Wiard Sterk, Indycube

12th – Chris Jenkins, Commonwealth Games

19th – speaker TBC updates/ other business

26th – speaker TBC updates/ other business, and last mtg before Sept/ no mtgs in August

 Invited: Dave Horton ACE on Communities First legacy/ in Sept when at ACW

 Invited: 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: Carl Sargeant – Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

 Suggestion: Lizzie Crump – Creative Learning through the Arts

 Suggestion: Industrial strategy

 Suggestion: Coun Huw Thomas, Leader of Cardiff Council

Suggestions welcome

5. Any other business

Future What Next? Meetings

 No meetings in August

 6 September – 11 October, Arts Council Wales

 18 October – 22 November, Welsh National Opera

 29 November – 20 December, National Theatre Wales

 10 Jan – 14 Feb '18 – Chapter

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

 What Next? Cardiff website (agendas, members etc) https://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.