Cuba Creative was the Producer for PANNZ from 2011 until 2015. Over this time we presented five Markets alternating between Wellington and Auckland venues. Each year the market grew in size and attendees. As a result, PANNZ saw significant growth in the development of high quality performance works; progressing from initial ‘Bright Idea’ , to premier, to being toured to various venues around New Zealand.
The Performing Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ) is a capacity building organisation driven by, and in support of, New Zealand’s professional performing arts sector.
PANNZ’s flagship initiative is the New Zealand Performing Arts Market. This annual event was originally launched in partnership with EVANZ (Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand) in 1999.
PANNZ also delivers other initiatives and events in accordance with its core objectives:
- To promote and encourage the establishment of a sustainable performing arts touring network throughout Aotearoa New Zealand;
- To facilitate and develop communication networks within the professional performing arts community of Aotearoa New Zealand
The PANNZ Market is New Zealand’s sole marketplace for the promotion of professional tour ready dance, theatre and music productions. It is also an important forum for connecting artists and presenters, debating the issues facing our industry and building capacity within our sector.
PANNZ is attended by festival directors, venue managers, artists, producers and industry stakeholders. The Market offers a professional but relaxed environment.