The Performing Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ) supports the New Zealand professional performing arts sector. Its 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. Activity includes running the annual PANNZ Arts Market & the National Touring Programme .

The PANNZ Arts Market was originally launched in 1999, in partnership with EVANZ (Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand). EVANZ formally ceded their involvement in the Market in 2006 but remain close associates of PANNZ.

The Arts Market is the sole marketplace for performing arts in NZ and has grown from a one day market featuring 11 works to a multi-day event featuring more than 40 works. It is now one of the most important industry events on the New Zealand calendar. 

In 2014 PANNZ was awarded the Creative New Zealand Touring Agency funding to deliver medium to large-scale regional and national tours of contemporary Theatre, Dance and Music throughout New Zealand. The PANNZ National Touring Programme (also known as Tour-Makers) was established in 2015 and is working, often in partnership with key venues, to establish a sustainable touring network for professional work in New Zealand.  


Louise Gallagher - CEO
Dolina Wehipeihana - Kaiārahi Māori
Amie Moffat - Executive Producer PANNZ Arts Market
Jo Bond - Senior Producer
Emily Hakaraia - Production Manager
Lesley-Anne Carey - Office Manager
Candice de Villiers - Marketing Manager PANNZ Arts Market

PANNZ Executive

Charlie Unwin (Chair)
Megan Peacock Coyle
Amber Curreen
Frances McElhinney
Jonathan Bielski