Norfolk And Norwich Festival, along with the Writers' Centre are convening a What Next? chapter in Norwich. What Next? is a national movement to advocate for the value of arts and culture to our lives. Currently, a flexible group is meeting weekly at either the Writers' Centre or NORCA HQ in Colegate.
What Next? is an opportunity to talk about issues that affect us and our sector, and help to build the case for funding and support for arts-based activities. It will also be the springboard for sector-led activities to emerge. Nationally, it will lobby the Government and policy-makers to recognise the value of culture.
The next What Next Norfolk Chapter meeting will take place from 1-2pm on Wednesday 30 July at the Writers' Centre Norwich. The main discussion for the meeting will be around an artist wish-list. The idea is for everyone who attends the meetings to ask 3-5 artists for their top 5 or 10 wish lists for what they would like/think should happen in Norfolk if money and resources was not an issue, and 5 things that they could offer/share/provide solutions for. A quick exercise to get to know a bit more about how people feel about what is or isn’t happening at the moment, and to think big - what are our ambitions?
If you are interested in attending meetings (and all are welcome) then please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a Facebook group to help people keep in touch.
And information about the national What Next? movement is at www.whatnextculture.co.uk