PANNZ core objectives are to promote and encourage a sustainable performing arts touring network, and to facilitate and develop communications networks within the professional performing arts community in Aotearoa New Zealand. As the sole marketplace for performing arts in New Zealand, the PANNZ Arts Market is integral to supporting the industry. The PANNZ Arts Market also plays a key role in supporting international opportunities for New Zealand work

As 2021 has shown us, ongoing uncertainty around alert levels means a hybrid format for the Arts Market is  the most viable option for showcasing work and protecting artist resource, therefore we are continuing with this format for 2022. Should a change in alert levels affect the in-person component, we will postpone this element to another date.

The 2022 PANNZ Arts Market will see pitching and showcasing take place over a four-day Digital Arts Market, combined with a one-day In Person Market at the end of the week (28 February – 4 March 2022).

Digital Arts Market

In 2021, in partnership with Arts Front, we created a bespoke digital platform where the Digital Arts Market takes place. We are partnering again with Arts Front, building and adding new features onto the platform for 2022.

The Digital Arts Market will take place 28 February - 3 March 2022. This will include pitches, international showcases and one-minute pitches.

We are also partnering again with Auckland Live, enabling us to live-stream the PANNZ Arts Market and our lead up events and with Creative New Zealand to support the creation and presentation of digital showcases and a virtual programme for international Te Manu Ka Tau delegates.

In Person Arts Market

The In Person Arts Market (alert level dependent) will be held in Auckland, on Friday 4 March 2022, concluding our week of the PANNZ Arts Market 2022. We will have a focus on networking and panel discussions, and allow further discussion between artists and presenters, face to face. It is important you attend this valuable day of coming together.

A Note On Covid-19 Vaccinations: PANNZ prioritises the health and safety of artists, presenters, producers, and our staff. Therefore, we are adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines set out by the government - including vaccination policies. With Aotearoa/New Zealand entering the new traffic light system on 3 December, admission to our In Person Market next year will require a vaccine passport (My Vaccine Pass) for all people who are eligible, and aged 12 and over. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us: