National Touring Agency Announced
Creative New Zealand has selected PANNZ Incorporated, trading as the PANNZ Touring Agency, as the new national agency that will help organise and support the national touring of contemporary New Zealand dance, theatre and music. This will be in place by March 2015 and Drew James will lead the agency as Senior Producer.
It is significant to dance as it relates to the CNZ Dance Review findings. The Agency's focus is on managing and supporting medium to large-scale regional and national tours of New Zealand. ‘Medium scale’ is defined as tours that have more than three artists in the touring party, travelling to venues with 200 or more seats. The Agency will develop and negotiate contracts between companies and presenters, providing a connecting role between practitioners, venues and festivals. The first round of Expressions of Interest (EOI) closes on April 20th. The selection criteria can be found on the website:
For more information on the agency go to the information sheet on the DANZ website.