Support Us

Support Us

The Art Deco Trust started as an idea dreamed up by six people. Now, Art Deco Heritage has become synonymous with Napier, the world over.

Support us on our journey to help protect, preserve promote and celebrate our Art Deco heritage.
Every little bit of participation plays a big role in letting the spirit of Art Deco shine on!


Art Deco Trust Inc is a not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission to protect, promote and celebrate our art deco era heritage; we are the guardians, storytellers, and interpreters of the regions art deco era heritage following the devastating 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake. 

The Trust is also generously supported by our community of art deco friends who enable us to ensure the spirit of Art Deco shines on! Our supporters directly contribution to our heritage preservation work via the Robert McGregor Heritage Fund, which annually distributes grants to building owners to assist their restoration of art deco era buildings for the community to enjoy. The protection of our art deco heritage brings vibrancy to our unique city, promoting and celebrating our heritage generates tourism, economic prosperity, and engenders community pride and vitality. Click here to read more about the Robert McGregor Heritage Fund and projects support via this fund. 

If you find yourself in the financial position, we welcome you to join our family of donors and members! Whether it’s a special one-time gift or annual membership, we want to assure you that your support is needed and very appreciated. If you’d like to support us: join online now or please contact

Donations can be directed to:
Bank: ASB Account Name: Art Deco Trust Inc 
Account #: 12-3144-0079110-00

Tax deductible receipts will be issued for donations of $10 and above. Art Deco Trust Inc is a registered charity: CC21328 

Art Deco Trust Inc 

7 Tennyson St Napier, 4110 

Become a member

Help preserve and protect the Art Deco heritage of Napier and Hawke’s Bay by becoming a member of the Aert Deco Trust. Membership starts from $40.

Phone 06 835 0022 and press 3 for membership or by email at

We would love to hear from you. 


The Art Deco Trust currently has a passionate and dedicated team of approximately 120 volunteers.

A team of 70+ walk guides support the Walks and Tours activities of the Trust along with 4 shop volunteers each day whom assist with the retail store 364 days of the year.

Each July and February, the Trust calls for additional volunteers to assist with our annual festival celebrations where we play host to tens of thousands of visitors to our Art Deco city.

The Art Deco Trust could not survive without volunteer support. The Trust regularly recognizes our volunteer contributions with:

  • Providing gratis Art Deco Trust membership
  • Providing social activities throughout the year
  • Hosting an Annual Volunteer Dinner
  • Awarding for long service
  • Supporting a Volunteer Committee
  • Provide winter training opportunities
  • Providing opportunities to give suggestions and feedback into the Trust’s activities.
  • Providing a Volunteers Lounge
  • Providing a comprehensive library for all to use
  • Providing a communication forum for all volunteers

The Art Deco Trust are always looking for more volunteers to helps us with our work.
We welcome shop volunteers throughout the year and do one intake each April for new guides. 

If you enjoy meeting new people, are enthusiastic, and keen to become an ambassador for Napier and our Art Deco Heritage, then we welcome your enquiry. 

Come along and have an informal chat with one of our staff or contact us for more information. Phone 06 835 0022 and press 1 for walks, tours, and retail, or by email at

We would love to hear from you. 


Below is a series of information sheets highlighting the work behind the Art Deco heritage and preservation you see today.

Click on a tile to view the document.