• If you are experiencing any technical difficulties logging in to the PANNZ Digital Arts Market platform, or during live sessions please call 021 024 18641
  • If you are a registered delegate to the 2021 PANNZ Digital Arts Market, we will be sending emails daily in the morning and in the evening. If you are not receiving them, please search for [Arts Front], including in any spam folders. If you still cannot find any emails, please contact info@pannz.org.nz



The Performing Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ) Arts Market is New Zealand's premier 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.


We strive to make our annual PANNZ Arts Market inclusive and accessible to all artists, producers and presenters. Going digital with the PANNZ Arts Market programme this year has created some new opportunities to make our programme more accessible than ever before.

Registration support

When registering, you will have access to written instructions as well as video tutorials to ensure that your registration experience is as hassle free as possible. We ask when you register that you let us know how we can support you with access to the market, we’ll be working with delegates who require additional support on a case by case basis to tailor an accessibility plan that meets their needs.

Attending the Digital Arts Market

If you’re attending the Digital Arts Market week, in addition to attending streamed sessions live, you’ll also have access to recorded, captioned, footage and transcripts (also available in large print) following the live broadcast. Our opening ceremony will be sign interpreted and like all sessions will also be available on demand, complete with captions and a transcript.

Attending the In Person Arts Market

For those attending the In Person Arts Market, we are once again partnering with Auckland Live as our market venue. This means that their fully accessible spaces are at our disposal, as are their expertise in supporting visitors with accessibility needs. Most of our In Person Arts Market programme will take place at Auckland Live's, Auckland Town Hall. You can view Auckland Live’s comprehensive accessibility portal here, https://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/accessibility, which includes a virtual tour of the Auckland Town Hall and all the info you need to know for getting to their venue in the heart of Auckland. Once at the market, our friendly team will be on hand to ensure you have what you need to make the most of your arts market experience.

Two of the In Person Arts Market sessions will be taking place at Auckland's Q Theatre. For written information about accessibility at Q Theatre, please click here. For large print, screen reader-friendly information about accessibility at Q, please click here.


Questions & Additional Support

If you want to register and would like to know more about what accessibility options are available to you or if you have questions related to accessibility that you would like to discuss, please contact our Arts Market Project Lead, Esther Roberts, esther@pannz.org.nz