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.

To apply to present at the 2022 PANNZ Arts Market, you will need to submit an EOI application form.  As a successful applicant, you will have a profile made for you on the Arts Front digital platform, where you can take part in the Digital Arts Market. All sessions for the 2022 Digital Arts Market will all take place via the platform, so you will simply log-in and tune in!

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.




Applications for the 2022 PANNZ Arts Market are now open. We invite you to submit an application form in English or te reo Māori.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Sunday 26 September.

The presentation opportunities for 2022 will include:

  • One-minute pitches 
  • Online pitches
  • Online international showcases

It is strongly recommended that all artists applying to pitch and showcase read the application guidelines first. Full application guidelines can be found here PDF / Word

You can also find some FAQs about the PANNZ Arts Market here PDF /Word 



For 2022, there will be one fee for the whole programme, which includes registration and access to the platform for 12 months, as well as the In Person Arts Market. There will be no reduction in the fee if you choose to attend only part of the programme.

Should the In Person Arts Market not be able to go ahead (due to Covid), there will be no refund on this component, as we will deliver this at another time of year.

It is highly recommended that all pitching and showcasing artists register and attend the whole week to maximise their opportunity to connect with the industry and promote their work. Those artists who choose to engage are the ones whose works result in the highest number of their shows being programmed by presenters from around New Zealand and internationally.

Please note: There is no fee for artists to apply to present at the 2022 PANNZ Arts Market. 

Registrations for everyone to attend the hybrid PANNZ Arts Market 2022 will open Monday 1 November. The fee for artists will be $125 +GST for the entire week and includes work and profiles being held on the platform for 12 months. Fees for other delegates will be announced closer to the date of registrations opening.