Vital forum attracts local and international arts professionals to Auckland Live

13 Mar 2017

More than 170 and international arts professionals, including emerging and established artists and producers, and presenters from venues, festivals and touring agencies gather this week at the Aotea Centre for the 2017 PANNZ Arts Market.

The annual Arts Market, produced by the Performing Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ), is taking place this Monday to Wednesday at the Aotea Centre, and will see 60 new New Zealand works pitched and previewed in front of arts practitioners gathered from around the country and abroad.

The works hail from new voices in the industry and those with new ideas, all seeking opportunities and support for showcasing their works across New Zealand.

The works will be presented through pitching sessions, showcase opportunities, ‘Breakfast of Bright Ideas’ sessions and a dedicated music showcase within the atmospheric space of Auckland Arts Festival’s Spiegeltent in Aotea Square.

Additional forums will be presented by Carla van Zon and David Innes of AAF and Shelagh Magadza of the New Zealand Festival; Louise Gallagher and Drew James of PANNZ; while Karen Koren of Gilded Balloon, Summerhall’s Sam Gough, Edinburgh PR legend Anna Arthur and The Scotsman’s Tim Cornwell will join a panel discussion hosted by Creative New Zealand on presenting work at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A vital forum for promoting NZ work, the Arts Market was launched in 1999 and is held every year with the goal of nurturing, developing and supporting arts voices.

We welcome the 2017 delegates to Auckland Live and hope they enjoy seeking out and celebrating new stories and talent to share with audiences this year and beyond.