What Next? Cardiff agenda 27th Feb

When: 8.30-9.30, Wednesday 27th February 2019
Where: Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, CF5 1QE
Getting There: There are bike stands to the front of the building, and limited car parking on roads nearby and in the free car park to the rear. Buses run regularly along Cowbridge Road East a couple of minutes walk away.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee, and pastries will be available for attendees.
Chair: Laura Drane, co-founder What Next? Cardiff

 

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
• What Next? UK movement website
• Twitter: @WNCardiff and @whatnextculture #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.
Beth Nesaf? – beth yw’r nod?

Nod bras: dod o hyd i ffyrdd newydd o ymgysylltu â’n cynulleidfa a’n hymwelwyr: y miliynau gynyddol sy’n gwerthfawrogi diwylliant ac yn cymryd rhan ynddo bob dydd ledled y wlad.

Seren arweiniol: annog ein pobl, yn unigolion a chymunedau, i weld cysylltiadau rhwng y llu o wahanol ffyrdd y mae celfyddyd a diwylliant yn effeithio ar ein bywyd a’i wella; annog pawb i gofrestru eu cymeradwyaeth o gelfyddyd a diwylliant, a’u pleser ynddynt, yn enwedig lle y maent dan fygythiad.

Gwefan a chyfryngau cymdeithasol
• Gwefan Beth Nesaf? Caerdydd (agendâu, aelodau ayb)
• Gwefan Beth Nesaf? Prydain
• Twitter @WNCardiff a @wnculture #wnculture
Dalier sylw: Rydym am i bawb deimlo’n rhydd i ofyn cwestiynau a rhannu eu syniadau mewn cyfarfodydd Beth Nesaf? heb orfod poeni y cânt eu dyfynnu mewn mannau eraill neu allan o gyd-destun. Ein disgwyliad cyffredinol yw nad oes neb yn adrodd am y gyfarfodydd neu’n trydaru unrhyw beth personol neu rannu unrhyw beth y gellir ei olrhain yn ôl i unigolyn neu’n rhannu unrhyw gynnwys heb wirio yn gyntaf gyda’r cyfrannwr gwreiddiol.
Agenda
1. Croeso a chyflwyniadau / Welcome and introductions
2. Developing What Next? Cardiff

What did What Next? Cardiff ever do for Cardiff? The last five years:
https://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/the-last-five-years/

…and what next for What Next? Cardiff?

• Ideas, plans, priorities, etc building towards broad aim and guiding star above (eg reaching publics, press/ media, politicians), and building from some of our successes over the last five years since we started in 2014.

Plus thoughts about what to bid to WN? central funds for
• Support for capacity building (£500 per chapter, only 12 per year)
AND/OR
• Travel grant to visit other chapters or to cover costs of invited speakers. For example: ideas around Get Creative; joint project with valleys What Next? Chapter; something linked to Core Cities (Manchester combined authorities, Newcastle-Gateshead, Bristol Cultural Development Partnership)
3. Any other business

Forthcoming events & opportunities

Please fill in this survey from Eluned Morgan, Wales’ Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language.

We are looking for views on a new strategy to raise Wales’ global profile. Today I met with the Task and Finish group that are advising me on this. You can help us by filling in our survey: https://gov.wales/newsroom/international/2019/190222-selling-wales-to-the-world/?skip=1&lang=en
• The Young Vic WN? website has lots of useful info and links that are relevant to Wales and UK wide cultural conversations that support our work in Wales. To register for updates please go to https://www.whatnextculture.co.uk/chapters/young-vic/
• Rivca Rubin and Emma Haughton are offering places on two-day workshop ‘The Refinery’ at a reduced rate until 1st March. The training takes place from 5th-6th April and is designed to refine your skills in working with groups and teams. Click here for more info.
4. Siaradwyr/pynciau y dyfodol | Future What Next? speakers/topics

What Next? is on the move again from 20/2/19 to Chapter Arts Centre for the next 6 weeks.

• Tracey McNulty, Swansea Council – learnings from the Capital of Culture bid
• Suggestion: Creative Industries Federation (Angie Dutton to approach)
• Suggestion: OECD Evaluation
• Suggestion: Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales re Future Generations framework
• Suggestion: Creative Wales, Chair (once appointed)
• Suggestion: Creative Society
• Suggestion: Sharon Heal, Director of the Museums Association is happy to attend a future What Next? meeting, to discuss the journey the MA has made to more equitable policies and practices across the four nations
• Suggestion: Update on Music City and Culture Strategy Work (December).
5. Unrhyw fater arall / Any other business

Future What Next? meetings

• 9/1/19 – 13/2/19 Cardiff and Vale college
• 20/2/19 – 27/3/19 Chapter (27/3 or 3/4 St Fagans tbc)
• 3/4/19 – 8/5/19 Ffotogallery 29 Castle St/ Angel Hotel
• 15/5/19 – 19/6/18 British Council Wales
• 26/6/19 – 31/7/18 G39

What Next? Cardiff agenda 20th Feb

When: 8.30am-9.30am, Wednesday 20th February 2019

Where: Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, CF5 1QE

Getting There: There are bike stands to the front of the building, and limited car parking on roads nearby and in the free car park to the rear. Buses run regularly along Cowbridge Road East a couple of minutes walk away.

Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be available for attendees.

Chair: Laura H Drane, co-founder What Next? Cardiff

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
• What Next? UK movement website
• Twitter: @WNCardiff and @whatnextculture #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.
Beth Nesaf? – beth yw’r nod?

Nod bras: dod o hyd i ffyrdd newydd o ymgysylltu â’n cynulleidfa a’n hymwelwyr: y miliynau gynyddol sy’n gwerthfawrogi diwylliant ac yn cymryd rhan ynddo bob dydd ledled y wlad.

Seren arweiniol: annog ein pobl, yn unigolion a chymunedau, i weld cysylltiadau rhwng y llu o wahanol ffyrdd y mae celfyddyd a diwylliant yn effeithio ar ein bywyd a’i wella; annog pawb i gofrestru eu cymeradwyaeth o gelfyddyd a diwylliant, a’u pleser ynddynt, yn enwedig lle y maent dan fygythiad.

Gwefan a chyfryngau cymdeithasol
• Gwefan Beth Nesaf? Caerdydd (agendâu, aelodau ayb)
• Gwefan Beth Nesaf? Prydain
• Twitter @WNCardiff a @wnculture #wnculture
Dalier sylw: Rydym am i bawb deimlo’n rhydd i ofyn cwestiynau a rhannu eu syniadau mewn cyfarfodydd Beth Nesaf? heb orfod poeni y cânt eu dyfynnu mewn mannau eraill neu allan o gyd-destun. Ein disgwyliad cyffredinol yw nad oes neb yn adrodd am y gyfarfodydd neu’n trydaru unrhyw beth personol neu rannu unrhyw beth y gellir ei olrhain yn ôl i unigolyn neu’n rhannu unrhyw gynnwys heb wirio yn gyntaf gyda’r cyfrannwr gwreiddiol.
Agenda
1. Croeso a chyflwyniadau / Welcome and introductions
2. Get Creative 2019

Intro to plans for this year by Lisa Matthews-Jones (ACW project lead)

https://getcreativeuk.com/
3. Thoughts about what to bid to WN? central funds for

Support for capacity building (£500 per chapter, only 12 per year), and/or travel grant to visit other chapters OR cover costs of invited speakers.

Eg public or other event joint with Valleys; something linked to Core Cities (Mcr combined authorities, Newcastle-Gateshead, Bristol Cultural Development Partnership)
4. Follow up from #CulturalCities conversation last week – and linking in to what’s the purpose of What Next? What did WN? Cardiff ever do for Cardiff?

Ideas, plans, priorities, etc building towards broad aim and guiding star above (eg reaching publics, press/ media, politicians), and building from some of our successes over the last five years since we started in 2014.
5. Unrhyw fater arall / Any other business
• The Young Vic WN? website has lots of useful info and links that are relevant to Wales and UK wide cultural conversations that support our work in Wales. To register for updates please go to https://www.whatnextculture.co.uk/chapters/young-vic/
• Rivca Rubin and Emma Haughton are offering places on two-day workshop ‘The Refinery’ at a reduced rate until 1st March. The training takes place from 5th-6th April and is designed to refine your skills in working with groups and teams. Click here for more info.
6. Siaradwyr/pynciau y dyfodol | Future What Next? speakers/topics

• Tracey McNulty, Swansea Council/ learning from the Capital of Culture bid
• Eluned Morgan, as new role in Welsh Government/ international strategy
• Suggestion: Creative Industries Federation (Angie Dutton to approach)
• Suggestion: OECD Evaluation
• Suggestion: Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales re Future Generations framework
• Suggestion: Creative Wales, Chair (once appointed)
• Suggestion: Creative Society
• Suggestion: Sharon Heal, Director of the Museums Association is happy to attend a future What Next? meeting, to discuss the journey the MA has made to more equitable policies and practices across the four nations
• Suggestion: Update on Music City and Culture Strategy Work
7. Future What Next? meetings

• 20/2/19 – 27/3/19 Chapter, co-chaired by Laura Drane/ Yvonne Murphy
• 3/4/19 – 8/5/19 Ffotogallery 29 Castle St/ Angel Hotel
• 15/5/19 – 19/6/18 British Council Wales
• 26/6/19 – 31/7/18 g39

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

So somehow five years have gone by! We first met on 14 Feb 2014 and five years on here are some of the things we’ve achieved:

  • Establishing WN?Cardiff as one of the key arts, cultural and creative industries groupings in Wales
  • Being key partner in BBC #GetCreative with ACW and BBC Wales
  • Responding to BBC charter renewal to consider issues for broadcasting in Wales and the S4C consultation too
  • Engaging with Welsh Government over the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act Public Service Boards and indicators
  • Supporting the start of a new chapter, WN?Valleys, and will continue to explore potential for others in mid and north Wales
  • Welcoming speakers including Graham Sheffield/ British Council, Matthew Taylor/ The RSA, Robin Simpson/ Voluntary Arts, Adam Price/ nesta, and more
  • Running Wales’ first culture hustings with the main parties in the National Museum, with over 200 people attending #WGCultureHustings
  • Undertook the 24 Hour Culture Survey, asking people to report their everyday creativity and enjoyment of the arts and culture
  • And instigating Cardiff Without Culture? campaign between December 2015 and February 2016, working in a loose alliance with organisations, individuals, and networks across the city and beyond. We:
    • had three open meetings of more than 150 people
    • created a one page briefing doc which gave oversight of council process and nine key messages to share with councillors, press, etc
    • put up a 38degrees petition which topped 6000 signatures
    • had press reports in The Stage, BBC online, Arts Professional, Western Mail, South Wales Echo, a-n news, etc and done radio/ TV for ITV, BBC, S4C, Radio Wales and Radio Cymru
    • presented as “witnesses” to the culture and economy scrutiny committee of the council
    • had a meeting with the leader, CEO of the council and Director of economic development
    • printed a joint open letter from 28 leading organisations and networks
    • launched a facebook page which now has more than 2200 likes
    • made and encouraged others to make submissions as part of the official council consultation via their online survey
    • encouraged people to write to/ talk to MPs, AMs, MEPs, councillors, council officers etc
    • asked a public question at the full council mtg in January
    • and planned the March for Culture, which created more than two and a half million impressions on the hashtag #cardiffwithoutculture, with it trending on the weekend: http://www.artplayer.tv/video/1357/march-for-culture

Find out even more here: What did What Next Cardiff ever do for Cdf June 2016

What Next? Cardiff agenda 13th Feb

When: 8.30-9.30, Wednesday 13th February 2019

Where: The Boardroom, 4th Floor, Cardiff and Vale College, Dumballs Road, CF10 5BF

Getting There: Parking onsite is free, but limited on a first-come-first-served basis, and is usually full by 7.30am. There is ample on-street parking immediately outside the College and along the full length of Canal Parade, where standard rates will apply. Cardiff centre train station is a 5 min walk away at the bottom of Dumballs Road and is the easiest way to access the College via public transport. The College is passed by regular bus routes that stop on Dumballs Road. Cardiff Bay is a 10-15 minute walk away, where there are additional paid car parks and a local train stop. Bike racks are located at the front of the building, and an additional bike shed is located at the far corner behind the building, accessible from the car park barrier on Canal Parade.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee, and pastries will be available for attendees.

Chair: Laura Drane, Laura H Drane Associates

Agenda

1. Croeso a chyflwyniadau / Welcome and introductions

2. Cultural Cities Enquiry – Enriching UK Cities through Smart Investment in Culture


Core Cities recently published the Cultural Cities Enquiry, a report which includes recommended steps cities should take to grow cultural investment, and social development across the UK. The report is broken down into four main categories of development: leadership, investment, talent and place. We invite you as leaders, and invested parties in the cultural scene in Cardiff to discuss how this plan could be implemented within the city.

3. Info sharing between the group

 Following feedback at the end of last year, two new funding pots are on offer to strengthen core capacity for WN? Chapters. These are:

A £6,000 Capacity Building Fund to support specific local activity in What Next? Chapters. 

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A £2,000 Travel Fund to enable What Next? Chapter Chairs to visit each other’s chapters and support travel costs of speakers to visit their chapters.

These funds will be reviewed after the first year, to iterate the design based on need.

The deadline for applications for round one of the Capacity Building Fund is 25 March 2019 (the travel fund is a rolling fund and therefore has no deadline).

 

4. Forthcoming events & opportunities

  • The Young Vic WN? website has lots of useful info and links that are relevant to Wales and UK wide cultural conversations that support our work in Wales. To register for updates please go to https://www.whatnextculture.co.uk/chapters/young-vic/
  • Rawffest still has opportunities available for young people to participate in their festival taking place at WMC, 25.4.19-28.4.19. More info can be found at rawffest.wales/
  • ACW Lottery Fund Consultation paper – To respond to the consultation use the Word doc here (can be filled in and emailed to yourvoice@arts.wales) or the whole thing is ‘readable and respondable’ online here. There are 12 sections but not all require filling in. It is vital that as many people as possible respond to the consultation and consider not just how it will impact each individual and their work but how lottery funding will be impacted for Wales for the next five years.

For further information please speak to Laura Drane.

  • CULT Cymru is running a range of highly discounted workshops for creatives until end of March 2019 – including Mental Health First Aid, Freelancing for Creatives, Recognising your Management Style, Coaching and Mentoring, with more to be added. Eng: https://bit.ly/1di5opm Cym: https://bit.ly/297Cdgj
  • Arts Council Wales has released the dates for this year’s Get Creative festival, which will be taking place from 11-19 May. This was a festival initiated by What Next? to celebrate everyday creativity and provide people with the opportunity to ‘have a go’.
  • Rivca Rubin and Emma Haughton are offering places on two-day training course ‘The Refinery’ at a reduced rate until 1st The training takes place from 5th-6th April and is designed to refine your skills in working with groups and teams. Click here for more info.

5. Any other business

  • In November 2018, the office of the Future Generations Commissioner published a ‘set of changes’ that public bodies can make to improve wellbeing. The Commissioner’s office have now developed ‘journey checkers’ that will guide public bodies as they make these changes to deliver the ambitions of the Future Generations Act.

The office are now looking to work with public bodies to understand how these changes are being implemented in the workplace, and what impact they are having.

The office invite your views and feedback using the short survey below. Please complete this survey by February 15th: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3YNLNZK

To view a draft journey checker please click here.

 

6. Future What Next Speakers/Topics:

 

What Next? is on the move again from 20/2/19 to Chapter Arts Centre for the next 6 weeks.

  • Tracey McNulty, Swansea Council – learnings from the Capital of Culture bid
  • Suggestion: Creative Industries Federation (Angie Dutton to approach)
  • Suggestion: OECD Evaluation
  • Suggestion: Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales re Future Generations framework
  • Suggestion: Creative Wales, Chair (once appointed)
  • Suggestion: Creative Society
  • Suggestion: Sharon Heal, Director of the Museums Association is happy to attend a future What Next? meeting, to discuss the journey the MA has made to more equitable policies and practices across the four nations
  • Suggestion: Update on Music City and Culture Strategy Work (December).

7. Future meeting hosts
9/1/19 – 13/2/19 Cardiff and Vale College
• 20/2/19 – 27/3/19 Chapter (27/3 or 3/4 St Fagans tbc)
• 3/4/19 – 8/5/19 Ffotogallery 29 Castle St/ Angel Hotel
• 15/5/19 – 19/6/18 British Council Wales
• 26/6/19 – 31/7/18 G39

 

What Next? Cardiff agenda 6th Feb

When: 8.30-9.30, Wednesday 6th February 2019

Where: Room 118, First Floor, Cardiff and Vale College, Dumballs Road, CF10 5BF. All guests must sign in at reception before heading to the room.

Getting There: Parking onsite is free, but limited on a first-come-first-served basis, and is usually full by 7.30am. There is ample on-street parking immediately outside the College and along the full length of Canal Parade, where standard rates will apply. Cardiff centre train station is a 5 min walk away at the bottom of Dumballs Road and is the easiest way to access the College via public transport. The College is passed by regular bus routes that stop on Dumballs Road. Cardiff Bay is a 10-15 minute walk away, where there are additional paid car parks and a local train stop. Bike racks are located at the front of the building, and an additional bike shed is located at the far corner behind the building, accessible from the car park barrier on Canal Parade.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee, and pastries will be available for attendees.

Chair: Sarah Hughes, Director of Marketing and Communications

Agenda

  1. Croeso a chyflwyniadau / Welcome and introductions

  2. ‘Don’t just think about it – ask me!’
    In recent What Next? Cardiff sessions there has been much discussion around how we give young people a voice in our cultural landscape and how we educate them and provide opportunities to help them forge a career in the creative industries.

Many of us want to give back, but don’t know what to do for the best. Would our offer be of value? What if we can think of opportunities but don’t have cash to fund them and are concerned about exploiting young people.

This one off What’s Next Cardiff sees a group of young people learning in the region come together for us to not just think about it but ask their views to support how we do this together.

  1. Info sharing between the group

  2. Forthcoming events & opportunities

 

  1. Future What Next Speakers/Topics:

 

  1. Any other business