Public art panel

The specialist public art panel reviews proposals, strategies and delivery plans, and advises us about their quality and feasibility. The panel considers all proposals, whether commissioned by us, by developers, or by the public.

We provide panel members with guidance on the relevant policies, which they refer to when considering proposals. They identify, with objective but detailed critical observations, the positive and negative features of the schemes.

Considerations might include:

  • Quality of the work
  • Programme
  • Context
  • Public benefit
  • Community engagement
  • Technical and financial viability

The panel’s advice is reported to our officers, who manage delivery of the projects. Any related recommendations, such as those related to grants or commissions, are reported to the executive councillor for consideration.

The panel reviews its role annually, and if necessary proposes changes to how it works. The panel’s terms of reference are listed in our public art supplementary planning document.

The panel is comprised of leading experts in creative industries. Current members are:

  • Kate Carreno – Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Margaret Greeves (Chair) – Independent
  • Damian Hebron – Addenbrookes Arts
  • Donna Lynas – Wysing Arts
  • Dipak Mistry – Acuity Arts
  • Andrew Nairne – Kettles Yard
  • Chris Owen – Anglia Ruskin School of Art
  • Andy Robinson – FutureCity
  • Anna Smith – Executive Councillor for Streets and Open Spaces
  • Emma Smith – Independent (Artist)
  • Nicky Webb – Independent
  • David Wright – Commission Projects

Would you like to join the panel and offer your expertise? Contact us with details of your experience and area of specialist knowledge.

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