Agenda 26 Nov 2014

AGENDA

Wednesday 26 November, 8.30am-9.30am

Room 0.05, Bute Building, Cardiff University (NB: further info at bottom of agenda)

Chair: Rhian Hutchings

With thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for support with the meeting space

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.

WN? Cardiff site (agendas, members, etc): https://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com

WN? UK movement website: www.whatnextculture.org

Twitter: 

Cardiff: www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and #wn2014

UK: www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wn2014

  1. Welcome & introductions

 

  1. WN? updates

To discuss:

– Senedd paper update

– Plans for 10th Dec and inviting media?

– The Wales We Want – http://thewaleswewant.co.uk/ (with WAPA, RSACymru, etc)

– BBC year of culture update

And for info:

– BBC – request for your help: We are looking to recruit a number of Celebrity Champions for the project – people who are famous in any field – but who have a personal artistic or creative practice which they may not have publicly shared. Do let Jacqueline Rose Jacqueline.Rose@london.gov.uk know if you have any suggestions for this – perhaps patrons or colleagues on your boards?

– Arts Council England Create journal:

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/value-arts-and-culture/state-arts/create/

AND

Tait Mail: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a11ee4dbf1f30d899385efb31&id=d05f4f462c&e=fa785f9075

Some highlights of #lovetheatre day:

http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/live/2014/nov/19/love-theatre-day-twitter-live-blog?CMP=new_1194

  1. Speaker: Craig Thomas, Code Club

https://www.codeclub.org.uk/

A nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. We create projects for our volunteers to teach at after school coding clubs or at non-school venues such as libraries. The projects we make teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites. Our volunteers go to their local club for an hour a week and teach one project a week. We’d like to put a Code Club in every single primary school in the country. There are over 21,000 primary schools in the UK, it’s a big task but we think we can do it!

  1. Coming weeks/ nextsix weekblock

Chairs – Jan onwards?

Speakers?

** NEW SIX WEEK BLOCK **

3 Dec local and national angle – Michelle

10 Dec ** mooted as media and arts/ culture mtg – Michelle **

17 Dec ideas and actions for public engagement and Jan chairs etc – Jessica

Xmas/ NY break

7 Jan –

14 Jan –

21 Jan –

28 Jan –

  1. AOB

Information on venue:

This will be our new regular space until the end of the year.

The room is to the left and down the stairs when you walk into the building.

There is bike parking next to the building and car parking (paid for) in front of the building. Bus stop also opposite Bute Building.

Refreshments won’t be provided, but there is a coffee shop as well as food and drink machines in the foyer.

More info re: access, transport, catering and coffee facilities etc here: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/estat/accessibilityinformation/cathayscampus/butebuilding/buteaccess.html

Many thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for this support.

EVENTS, NEWS, etc:

ArtFreedomWales event at Chapter, 27 Nov: http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/09/27th-nov-artfreedomwales-symposium/

Agenda 19 Nov 2014

AGENDA

Wednesday 19 November, 8.30am-9.30am

Room 0.05, Bute Building, Cardiff University (NB: further info at bottom of agenda)

Chair: Wiard Sterk

With thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for support with the meeting space

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.

WN? Cardiff site (agendas, members, etc): https://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com

WN? UK movement website: www.whatnextculture.org

Twitter: 

Cardiff: www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and #wn2014

UK: www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wn2014

  1. Welcome & introductions

 

  1. WN? updates

– Happy #lovetheatre day!

Info: http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/2014/nov/05/love-theatre-day-twitter-uk

Sign up to take part here: https://lovetheatre.wufoo.com/forms/lovetheatre-sign-up-form/

– Launch of Culture Shift report for Wales: http://www.emergence-uk.org/projects/culture-shift-newid-diwylliant/#the-project

– Orchestras Everywhere project from ABO:

http://www.orchestraslive.org.uk/news-projects/orchestras-everywhere/

– Text of Dai Smith’s keynote to ADUK conference in Cardiff:

http://ourculturalcommons.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Dai-Smith-keynote-ADuk-Conference-17-October-20141.pdf

– GPS Culture – RoCC report, PLACE report and Hard Facts to Swallow http://www.gpsculture.co.uk/

And Select Committee report into Arts Council England: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2010/work-of-the-arts-council-england/

– Culture and Poverty – Welsh Government Response

Wales will take the lead in utilising culture to help tackle poverty, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates has said as he outlined the Welsh Government’s response to the ground-breaking Culture and Poverty report by Baroness Kay Andrews OBE. Speaking in the Senedd, the Deputy Minister said he endorsed the report and its recommendations and was proud Wales had taken the lead in highlighting the powerful role culture can play in tackling poverty. The Welsh Government response to the report sets out in detail progress made to date on some of the recommendations and how others will be taken forward. The Deputy Minister also outlined proposals to establish Pioneer Areas across Wales, where cultural organisations will link with community groups and Communities First clusters to allow those in some of our most deprived communities to reap the benefits of cultural participation. Full information is available at http://www.wales.gov.uk/topics/cultureandsport/tackling-poverty-through-culture/?lang=en

– Plans for 10th Dec and media meeting

– Anything further to report on BBC year of culture

  1. Coming weeks/ nextsix weekblock

Speakers?

** NEW SIX WEEK BLOCK **

26 Nov local and national angle – speaker: Code Club (chair: Rhian Hutchings)

3 Dec local and national angle – Michelle

10 Dec ** mooted as media and arts/ culture mtg – Michelle **

17 Dec ideas and actions for public engagement and Jan chairs etc – Jessica

Xmas/ NY break

7 Jan –

14 Jan –

21 Jan –

28 Jan –

  1. AOB

If time, quick round the table to see what people are working on, have coming up, etc

Information on venue:

This will be our new regular space until the end of the year.

The room is to the left and down the stairs when you walk into the building.

There is bike parking next to the building and car parking (paid for) in front of the building. Bus stop also opposite Bute Building.

Refreshments won’t be provided, but there is a coffee shop as well as food and drink machines in the foyer.

More info re: access, transport, catering and coffee facilities etc here: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/estat/accessibilityinformation/cathayscampus/butebuilding/buteaccess.html

Many thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for this support.

EVENTS, NEWS, etc:

Assisting arts/ cultural sector in communicating through the media – Pontypridd 21/11:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/employing-media-in-our-public-work-tickets-13992003459

WAPA/ Creu Cymru event “Talking Shop” on 21 Nov – http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3cce2e56f3e71c4cea524dd0b&id=d3757b9c9a&e=

ArtFreedomWales event at Chapter, 27 Nov: http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/09/27th-nov-artfreedomwales-symposium/

WG Early Years consultation: http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/education/10-year-plan-for-the-early-years-childcare-and-play-workforce/?lang=en

Compass Cymru event, 24 Nov – “The Challenge for Progressives”: changing the discourse to make democracy work for you: http://www.compassonline.org.uk/action/wales/

Agenda 12 Nov 2014

AGENDA

Wednesday 12 November, 8.30am-9.30am

Room 0.05, Bute Building, Cardiff University (NB: further info at bottom of agenda)

Chair: Michelle Carwardine-Palmer

With thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for support with the meeting space

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.

WN? Cardiff site (agendas, members, etc): https://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com

WN? UK movement website: www.whatnextculture.org

Twitter: 

Cardiff: www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and #wn2014

UK: www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wn2014

  1. Welcome & introductions

 

  1. WN? updates

WN? chapters digest – http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3231e29f12b75ab9c018f7b72&id=83d530f57c&e=3f6f8b4bf9

Cardiff liveable city workshop from Nesta/ Adam Price – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/register-your-interest-cardiff-agora-caerdydd-registration-14134967067

#lovetheatre 19 Nov – http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/11/twitter-launch-celebratory-lovetheatre-event/

Sign up to be part of it: https://lovetheatre.wufoo.com/forms/lovetheatre-sign-up-form/

#CultureShift by Emergence, Swansea – How Artists Are Responding to Sustainability in Wales

http://www.emergence-uk.org/#the-emergence-vision

http://www.volcanotheatre.co.uk/news/culture-shift-report-launches-12-nov

https://twitter.com/emergenceuk

WN creative democracy attachment – in the run up to the general election

  1. BBC “Year of Culture”

See attachment – discussion about opportunities/ challenges and feedback for WN? about this, and any ideas for our input in Cardiff/ Wales

  1. Coming weeks/ nextsix weekblock

Speakers? Areas of focus?

19 Nov local and national angle (chair: Wiard Sterk)

26 Nov local and national angle – speaker: Code Club (chair: Rhian Hutchings)

3 Dec local and national angle – Michelle Carwardine-Palmer

10 Dec local and national angle, leading to public engagement – Michelle Carwardine-Palmer

17 Dec ideas and actions for public engagement – Jessica Cohen

Xmas/ NY break

* NEW SIX WEEK BLOCK *

7 Jan – chair?

14 Jan – chair?

21 Jan – chair?

28 Jan – chair?

(TBC date for launch of BBC campaign/ end of Jan)

4 Feb – chair?

11 Feb – chair?

  1. AOB

Information on venue:

This will be our new regular space until the end of the year.

The room is to the left and down the stairs when you walk into the building.

There is bike parking next to the building and car parking (paid for) in front of the building. Bus stop also opposite Bute Building.

Refreshments won’t be provided, but there is a coffee shop as well as food and drink machines in the foyer.

More info re: access, transport, catering and coffee facilities etc here: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/estat/accessibilityinformation/cathayscampus/butebuilding/buteaccess.html

Many thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for this support.

EVENTS, NEWS, etc:

WAPA/ Creu Cymru event “Talking Shop” on 21 Nov – http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3cce2e56f3e71c4cea524dd0b&id=d3757b9c9a&e=

ArtFreedomWales event at Chapter, 27 Nov: http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/09/27th-nov-artfreedomwales-symposium/

WG Early Years consultation: http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/education/10-year-plan-for-the-early-years-childcare-and-play-workforce/?lang=en

Compass Cymru event, 24 Nov – “The Challenge for Progressives”: changing the discourse to make democracy work for you: http://www.compassonline.org.uk/action/wales/

Vision and purpose of What Next?

WN? does not have a single message, nor a preferred medium/ format for communicating with the public – it could be a chat with a taxi driver, or a national media campaign, or a TedX presentation, and more!

WN? is an alliance that relies on the people (individuals and organisations) who come both to shape the agenda and to act. The vision for this alliance is that the arts matter, that creativity matters, that culture matters, to people and our society. For instance, this longer excerpt comes from a recent WN? document around the upcoming general election:

“Creativity is vital to society. It enhances almost every aspect of our daily life, from the music on the radio to the design of our smartphones. It impacts on the vibrancy of our local area, our children’s education and the kind of jobs we all do. Investing in culture doesn’t only produce excellent art, it also creates informed and engaged citizens, promotes good mental health and personal wellbeing, increases community cohesion and regeneration, and raises our profile overseas. Culture is the engine driving the growth of Britain’s creative industries – the fastest growing section of the economy – and is responsible for a huge proportion of our tourism and export earnings.”

The purpose is that we should talk more, listen more, and exchange ideas more – yes between ourselves as individuals and organisations, but more fundamentally with our publics (engaged, attending, participating, and not) about whether/ how the arts and culture matter to them. That in turn helps to filter that through every aspect of daily life, be that the media, local and national politics, education, etc.

Those who come on Wednesday mornings and engage through the rest of the week are the ones that shape the agenda and ideas and actions. We don’t have to all agree to do any one single thing. If no-one volunteers then things don’t happen, as there’s no central resource or team. Those who do volunteer their time, assets, ideas, resources and more are the ones that make things happen, for which we are thankful.

Ideas for action

Ideas for action
Here is the list of ideas that we identified which we hope you might take on as an individual or within your organisation, or wider through networks and beyond:

1. Co-chair the next six week block (dates needed: 19 and 26 Nov)
2. Use ACW’s advocacy infographics: http://www.artswales.org.uk/what-we-do/advocacy-toolkit/infographics
3. Take part in WN? Grid message 4 when announced
4. Offer to curate @cardiffisyours – http://cardiffisyours.wordpress.com/
5. Stand as a school governor or local councillor
6. Have contact with other sectors via networks (eg health, business, voluntary, local communities, education (schools, teachers, students, etc), politics, etc)
7. Speak at Ignite Cardiff http://www.ignitecardiff.co.uk/
8. Speak at TedX Cardiff http://tedxcardiff.co.uk/
9. On the street engagement (eg the Stute)
10. Online – something like #24hourculture http://www.24hourculture.co.uk/
11. Invite people to join Wed group and tweet/ fb/ blog etc
12. Write to or meet with councillor, AM, MP, MEP
13. Support another locality in Wales to start a WN? chapter
14. Offer to speak at a Shakespeare Schools Festival performance – http://www.ssf.uk.com/taking-part/region/wales
15. Create a series of case studies/ personal anecdotes about people’s favourite artworks/ cultural content or how the arts and culture have impacted their lives (poss linked to the ACW infographics to make the stats come alive)
16. Blog/ opinion pieces about why the arts and culture matter (eg ClickonWales opinion piece)

Clearly you don’t need to report in that you’re doing any of these, though the public engagement bit of WN? is what makes our meeting every week the real catalyst and potential for change in the UK.

What could you commit to doing?

Also the list isn’t comprehensive, it’s just a start – what would you add that would be a good action (without having to agree to do it yourself necessarily)?

Agenda 5 Nov 2014

AGENDA

Wednesday 5 November, 8.30am-9.30am

Room 0.05, Bute Building, Cardiff University (NB: further info at bottom of agenda)

Chair: Laura Drane

With thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for support with the meeting space

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.

WN? Cardiff site (agendas, members, etc): https://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com

WN? UK movement website: www.whatnextculture.org

Twitter: 

Cardiff: www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and #wn2014

UK: www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wn2014

  1. Welcome & introductions

 

  1. WN? updates

– People-powered ‘US Dept of Arts and Culture’ http://usdac.us/

– Our Cultural Commons (as per Robin Simpson’s talk last week): ourculturalcommons.org

– WG museums and local authority cuts review – http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/27102014-welsh-government-review-to-look-at-impact-of-cuts-on-local-authority-museums-in-wales

– What Next? in Exeter:  27 November 11am – 1pm. Speaker needed – please contact Hannah Bird if you are able to make this session

– WN? communications – In January 2015 we want to make changes to the website and the way we communicate across chapters to better share information and enable more connections. We’d like your input into making sure we build something effective and useful. Please spend 5 minutes filing in this short survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1862210/4fa58fc3d27e

  1. Ideas and actions for public engagement 

– Breakout group for 14 January event

– Others do ideas generation to add to this list:

  1. Co-chair the next six week block with Michelle and Jess (dates needed: 19 and 26 Nov)
  2. Use ACW’s advocacy infographics: http://www.artswales.org.uk/what-we-do/advocacy-toolkit/infographics
  3. Take part in WN? Grid message 4 when announced
  4. Offer to curate @cardiffisyours – http://cardiffisyours.wordpress.com/
  5. Stand as a school governor or local councillor
  6. Have contact with other sectors via networks (eg health, business, voluntary, local communities, education (schools, teachers, students, etc), politics, etc)
  7. Speak at Ignite Cardiff http://www.ignitecardiff.co.uk/
  8. Speak at TedX Cardiff http://tedxcardiff.co.uk/
  9. On the street engagement (eg the Stute)
  10. Online – something like #24hourculture http://www.24hourculture.co.uk/
  11. Invite people to join Wed group and tweet/ fb/ blog etc
  12. Write to or meet with councillor, AM, MP, MEP
  13. Support another locality in Wales to start a WN? chapter
  14. Offer to speak at a Shakespeare Schools Festival performance – http://www.ssf.uk.com/taking-part/region/wales

People pledge to do any of the above (or something else)

  1. Coming weeks/ nextsix weekblock

CO-CHAIR(S) NEEDED – 19 and 26 Nov

Speakers?

** NEW SIX WEEK BLOCK **

12 Nov local and national angle – Michelle

19 Nov local and national angle (chair?)

26 Nov local and national angle – speaker: Code Club (chair?)

3 Dec local and national angle – Michelle

10 Dec local and national angle, leading to public engagement (and 14 Jan planning/ prep) – Michelle

17 Dec ideas and actions for public engagement and (14 Jan planning/ prep) – Jessica

Xmas/ NY break

7 Jan – final 14 Jan planning/ prep

14 Jan – national WN? day linking with other chapters

21 Jan – standalone session; week after starting new six week block

  1. AOB

Information on venue:

This will be our new regular space until the end of the year.

The room is to the left and down the stairs when you walk into the building.

There is bike parking next to the building and car parking (paid for) in front of the building. Bus stop also opposite Bute Building.

Refreshments won’t be provided, but there is a coffee shop as well as food and drink machines in the foyer.

More info re: access, transport, catering and coffee facilities etc here: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/estat/accessibilityinformation/cathayscampus/butebuilding/buteaccess.html

Many thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for this support.

EVENTS, NEWS, etc:

ArtFreedomWales event at Chapter, 27 Nov: http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/09/27th-nov-artfreedomwales-symposium/

WG Early Years consultation: http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/education/10-year-plan-for-the-early-years-childcare-and-play-workforce/?lang=en

Compass Cymru event, 24 Nov – “The Challenge for Progressives”: changing the discourse to make democracy work for you: http://www.compassonline.org.uk/action/wales/