The Performing Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ) Arts Market is New Zealand's premiere event for artists, producers, presenters and industry leaders from across the performing arts sector. As New Zealand’s sole marketplace for the presentation of performing arts, it is integral to supporting the professional industry.

The Market provides a unique environment where networks and relationships are built and lasting partnerships are formed. It’s a place where we collaborate as a community to encourage the sustainable touring of performing arts work throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Looking towards 2021, our top priority is still bringing people together to showcase great work, and we're getting a little creative with how we do that. The 2021 PANNZ Arts Market is therefore adapting to a hybrid format - a digital market and an in-person two-day event.

Digital Arts Market
We are moving to a new platform which will power the artist application and delegate registration process as well as the digital market sessions for the 2021 PANNZ Arts Market. The five-day digital event will take place 22-26 February 2021. This will include pitches, short showcases and new for this year, elevator pitches.

In Person Arts Market
A two-day in person event (alert level dependent) will be held in Auckland, on 4-5 March 2021, timed for the opening of the Auckland Arts Festival. This event will have a focus on networking and panel discussions, and allow further discussion between artists and presenters, face to face. The full programme is currently being developed, and we will have more announcements to follow.

You can find the 2021 PANNZ Arts Market Application Guidelines here PDF / Word

Please take a moment to read some FAQs that we have received about the application process PDF / Word

Applications for the 2021 PANNZ Arts Market are now open and close at 5pm, Friday 6 November NZDT. We invite you to sumbit your application in English or te reo Māori.




PANNZ Application process Zoom Hui

We recommend taking a good look at the application guidelines before starting your application and noting any enquiries you have.

Last week PANNZ held a zoom hui to answer your questions about applying to the 2021 PANNZ Arts Market. Some of you may have been unable to attend this hui, or may have further questions since you've read the application guidelines or have started on your application. In light of this, we are holding another opportunity for questions where the PANNZ team will be on hand to offer any information you require. This zoom hui will take place on Tuesday 27 October at 11am.

The link to the zoom information session can be found here.

The Zoom hui will not be recorded and shared later, so we recommend taking the time to attend if you have any questions regarding the application process.

For enquiries at any other time please email
Our Kaiārahi Māori is able to assist with any specific queries from Māori arts practitioners and companies. Contact Dolina at

Creative New Zealand Zoom Hui on International Presentation

The 5-day digital arts market from 22-26 February will offer more opportunity than ever before to engage with international presenters. A number of markets have gone online this year, including PAX Australia, CAPACOA, APAM and we know from staff within these market organisations, that international presenter engagement has been high.

Short showcases at the PANNZ Arts Market have always been an opportunity to profile artists who are in the best position to promote their work to international presenters and peers, supported by Creative New Zealand alongside the Te Manu Ka Tau programme.

Creative New Zealand is offering a zoom hui Q and A session to anyone considering applying to the short showcase programme in the 2021 PANNZ Arts Market to offer their insight into international engagement, strategy and showcasing online on Wednesday 28 October at 12pm. The Q and A will be led by Jude Chambers and Eleanor Congreve from the International Services and Initiatives team at Creative New Zealand, alongside members of the PANNZ team.

The link to the Creative New Zealand zoom information sesson can be found here.

Please note: PANNZ is open to discussing with successful online short showcase participants how you may like to structure your showcase presentation, if it sits outside the format outlined in the Application Guidelines.