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Arts Advisory Panel

Terms of Reference:

  • To make recommendations to Council on the suitability of one-off art installations for a particular location giving considerations to the uniqueness of the community into which it is to be installed, and the heritage and cultural values of the site.
  • To assess and ensure that the potential art installation is aligned with the objectives and policies as set out in Napier City Council's Arts Policy.


  • This panel will not replace or supersede the existing design groups across the city such as the West Quay/Ahuriri Design Group for the Ahuriri area and any group established under the CBD Design Guide or any other newly established Council design groups.
  • All potential art in public places being considered by an existing Design Group either as a one off artwork or part of the urban development in their location of interest must be referred to the Arts Advisory Panel for advice.
  • The Arts Advisory Panel is a voluntary sub committee and reports to the Community Development Committee.
  • The Arts Advisory Panel meet, as required, to coincide with the appropriate Council meeting to assess proposals and submit recommendations.

 The Committee's recommendations must be consistent with the Council's Ten Year Plan.

Committee Details

Chairperson Councillor Wright
Officer Responsible Director Community Services
Committee Secretary Creative Communities Funding Administrator
Representatives From

A member of an existing Design Group should be seconded onto the Panel when the Panel has to consider one off art work in public places or part of the urban development relating to the Design Group's area of interest.

Art Deco Trust
Napier Arts Community Practitioner
Creative Napier
MTG Hawke's Bay
Maori / Iwi
*Secondment of Design Group Representative as required.

  • Existing Design Groups are: West Quay/Ahuriri Design Group for the Ahuriri area.
  • If a new Design Group is formed for other key areas, a representative could be seconded onto the Panel.
Meets As Required
Membership 7 Maximum
Quorum Four

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