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Public Art Advisory Panel Call for Nominations 2020

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Public Arts Advisory Panel Call for Nominations 2020

Auckland Council seeks nominations and expressions of interest to fill three upcoming vacancies on the Public Art Advisory Panel.


Established in 2014, the role of the panel is to provide Auckland Council advice and expert viewpoints on public art.

By providing advice, feedback and recommendations, the panel makes an active contribution to the council about the role of arts and culture in the everyday lives of Aucklanders, and a sense of identity and belonging across the city.

The panel has oversight of the regional public art work programme, including new commissions, gift offers of public art and major renewals of public art works held in the Auckland Council Art Collection. Another key project for the city is the integration of public art in the City Rail Link (CRL). The panel also provides a forum for discussion about priorities for sector investment.

The panel works closely with the Manager of Arts and Culture, Head of Creative Strategy and public art team in the Arts, Community and Events department of Council. Key policy documents which support the advisory framework of the panel are Auckland Council’s Public Art Policy and Toi Whītiki Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan.

Becoming a member of the panel gives you an opportunity to create connections, foster patronage and partnerships and engage in robust discourse about the arts.

What’s required of the panel?

The panel is made up of 6 - 9 members, with a term of service of 5 years.

As a result of regular membership rotation, there are two places on the panel available for new members.

Auckland Council invites individuals from a range of backgrounds to join the panel: for example creative entrepreneurs; built environment designers or architects; media specialists and cultural commentator's artists; graphic, experience or product designers; curator or programmers. There is also a dedicated place for Te Māngai Toi (currently filled). We are seeking a diverse balance of members.

Collectively the panel will have:

  •  thorough knowledge of the region’s creative sector;
  •  an aspiration to position creativity at the centre of Auckland’s growth and transformation;
  •  a passion to see public art transform Aucklanders’ experience of their city
  •  an informed view of Auckland’s geography and an understanding of the place-making potential of arts and culture for the city;
  •  an understanding of Auckland’s rapidly evolving demographics and diverse population, and the opportunities and challenges these pose to the city’s development;
  •  a global perspective on the role creativity plays in creating a world-class city
  •  a commitment to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi; and
  •  a robust and transparent approach to actual or perceived conflicts of interest.

Members are expected to attend regular meetings throughout the year and are paid a per-meeting rate for their contribution. For full background information and to view the panel’s terms of reference please go to: (or see attached).

Nominations close on Friday 10th of January 2020 5pm.

What to submit

If you are nominating someone else, please provide:

  •  A statement of up to 400 words outlining the reasons for your nomination
  •  A link to the nominated person’s website or LinkedIn profile
  •  Please ensure you have their permission to nominate

For expressions of interest (self-nominations), please provide:

  •  A statement of up to 400 words about the specialist knowledge and skills you can offer to the panel
  •  A one-page CV in PDF format
  •  A link to your own website or LinkedIn profile