PANNZ ARTS MARKET 2025: 5-7 March

The Performing Arts Network New Zealand (PANNZ) Arts Market is Aotearoa/New Zealand's premiere event for artists, producers, presenters and industry leaders from across the performing arts sector.

Ko te Performing Arts Network New Zealand (PANNZ) Mākete Toi te tino kaupapa mō ngā kaimahi toi rātou ko ngā kaiwhakaputa ko ngā kaiwhakaatu me ngā kaiārahi o ngā rāngai huri noa i te rāngai mahi a te rēhia o Aotearoa.

SAVE THESE DATES

Applications to pitch: Sunday 21 July 2024 - Sunday 18 August 2024

Arts Market 2025: Wednesday 5 March - Friday 7 March 2025 in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Pitch application dates are scheduled early to enable artists and producers plenty of time to secure any necessary funds for presenting at the Market.

MORE ABOUT THE ARTS MARKET 2025

The PANNZ Arts Market 2025 will follow a similar model to the Arts Market in 2024, with showcases and pitches happening live and in person.

We will once again provide opportunities for artists to present their work through pitches, wheako/experiences and full-length showcases.

Across the three days there will be both formal and informal networking opportunities and roundtable sessions. The programme will feature talks, ideas and discussions to provide a platform for connection, and collaboration on the themes and priorities currently faced by our sector. 

THE CURATED PROGRAMME
PANNZ will consult with a panel of national and international industry representatives to help us select pitch and wheako artists. Work will be selected through rigorous assessment of the application information provided. The panel will look for work that represents the breadth of the performing arts sector in Aotearoa, bringing collective knowledge, experience and insight to the assessment process.

THE PRESENTATION TYPES
Artists and Producers will be invited to apply to pitch at the Arts Market in one of three ways:

  • Five-Minute Pitches (up to 24): This features artists/producers with work ranging from 'in-development' to 'tour ready' and will be pitched live during the market.

 

  • One-Minute Pitches (up to 32) This features artists/producers with work ranging from 'an idea' to 'tour ready' and aree pre-recorded one-minute videos played in person during the market.
  • Wheako/Experiences (up to 9) This features artists/producers wanting to invite presenters and Arts Market delegates to experience their work in some way. This includes readings, workshops, showings, tasters and excerpts.

As in 2024, the Arts Market 2025 will include up to 3 Full-Length Productions however these will be programmed separately to the pitching application process, with our partners at Auckland Arts Festival.

THE DIGITAL PLATFORM
The Arts Market 2025 will once again utilise the Arts Front Platform - a software system developed specifically for the arts sector by our Australian partners, Feral Arts.

All registered delegates have a profile on the platform with details of their work and ways to connect with them. Delegates retain access to the platform for 12 months following the Market.

 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME
A number of international presenters and collaborators will be invited to attend the PANNZ Arts Market 2025.

The 2025 international programme will include hosting of guests to ensure meaningful connections were made between pitching and showcasing artists, for either future presentations internationally, or to collaborate or commission and localise work in their territories.


A big thank-you to our partners for making the PANNZ Arts Market possible.

Did you attend the Arts Market 2024? 

 

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL TOURING PROGRAMME AND HOW DOES IT CONNECT TO PANNZ?

PANNZ was funded by Creative New Zealand in 2015 to run a national touring agency. Through this the PANNZ National Touring Programme (formerly knwn as Tourmakers) supports the touring of professional Aotearoa/New Zealand theatre, music and dance, and is a key initiative towards a sustainable touring network in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The purpose is to deliver high-quality work, with more than three people on stage, to medium-large scale professional performing arts venues throughout the country.

Each year, expressions of interest open for touring the following year. Applications are considered for suitability (marketing collateral, quality, scale and financial viability) and then a shortlist is taken to presenters to consider demand.

The 2024 our National Touring seasons featured Shel We, The Haka Party Incident by Katie Wolfe and UPU, touring to 8 centres throughout Aotearoa.


HAVE QUESTIONS?

Please contact info@pannz.org.nz if you have any questions regarding the Arts Market.