What is What Next? Norfolk?
What Next? is a national movement bringing together arts and cultural organisations from across the UK to articulate and strengthen the role of culture in our society, through informed conversations with each other, audiences, policy makers, community leaders, politicians, funders, academics, business people and the public.
What Next? Norfolk is the local Chapter of What Next? which aims to bring together people involved in the arts locally to actively advocate the value of the work they do. There are also chapters in Great Yarmouth, Suffolk and Cambridge.
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Here's an interesting article about Arts and Wellbeing in Sussex, with some useful evidence. www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/service-users/wellbeing/srwec/arts
BBC Get Creative update
BBC launch Get Creative
The What Next? Norfolk Get Creative 'What's the value of arts and culture' debate was recorded and aired on Radio Norfolk as a section of Nick Conrad's show. It was a lively and interesting discussion and over 90 people turned up. You can hear it on BBC Iplayer here, the debate starts 2 hours in.
See photos here
Happy New Year 2018
Matt Hancock MP was appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 8 January 2018. He was previously Minister of State for Digital from July 2016 to January 2018.
Budget Autumn 2017
Link to an article by the Cultural Learning Alliance about the effect of the Budget on Cultural Learning November 2017
What Next? Norfolk meetings are suspended temporarily while we reorganise. For notifications of upcoming meetings please join the mailing list here
For details of meetings plus lots of regional and national arts news please follow the blog for updates.
What Next? have issued a position statement about the forthcoming election. You can read it here or download the file below
National communications from National What Next?
If you would like to be included on a national What Next? newsletter list please signup below. This will not replace your local news updates but will be in addition. The National Team will start sending a monthly newsletter to everyone on that list and review this after six months.
Your national reps are Clare Thurman, Lizzie Crump, Hannah Bird with help from other people from time-to-time (please see below)
To sign up to this list individuals need to visit http://www.whatnextculture.co.uk/mailing-list/
What Next? Admin/Comms secondment
We are looking for someone to work with Hannah and Clare to help with the operational side of supporting the national movement. The time commitment would be a few hours a week and the main responsibilities would be scheduling national meetings, managing social media and maintaining the What Next? website.
This is a great opportunity for someone to experience working with What Next? and connecting with cultural organisations and individuals across the UK. This work is unpaid - so we are looking for an individual who can be seconded to this activity. Can be based anywhere in the UK. If anyone is interested or you think this would suit a member of staff and would like to discuss further please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulbenkian Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations
What Next? is working with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC) on an Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations. The first phase of the Inquiry (until December 2016) is focused on research, mapping the landscape, defining what we mean by 'civic' and the 'civic role' and identifying examples of existing great practice.