March 1, 2023

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Performing Arts Network New Zealand (PANNZ) is delighted to announce the opening of two major opportunities in our calendar:

The FAME Awards
The Performing Arts Market and Platforms Fund

Read on for details of each opportunity and how to apply.

The FAME Mid-Career Awards 2023

2023 applications are now open for The FAME Mid-Career Awards, in partnership with The FAME Trust (Fund for Acting and Musical Endeavours) and the Acorn Foundation.

This year we are pleased to announce a further two awards for Technicians, Production and Design professionals in the industry, bringing the total number of awards available to five.

The awards are to support the advancement and recognition of established and highly productive, inspirational NZ industry professionals, across three creative disciplines – Contemporary Dance, Classical Music and Theatre.

The FAME Mid-Career Awards will provide for three established and inspiring mid-career artists and two awards for Production, Design and Technical professionals. Each award has a value of $15,000.

The prize money may be used to support activities like touring overseas or within Aotearoa, collaborating with other arts organisations, or carrying out further study and/or development. As one of the largest prize grants made available to the performing arts community, it is a privilege to facilitate these awards – made possible by the generosity of private philanthropic donors who make up The FAME Trust.

Applications close 5pm Sunday 2 April 2023.

For more information and to apply visit:



Applications for the Performing Arts Market and Platforms Funds are now open.

The objectives of this fund are to develop international markets, audiences, networks and opportunities for Aotearoa/New Zealand artists and companies. Supported by Creative New Zealand’s International Programme and administered by PANNZ.

The fund supports the attendance of artists and producers as delegates at strategic international performing arts markets, platforms and professional gatherings – either in person or digitally.

While we are accepting applications for other platforms that will take place later in 2023, the first priority will be on those applying to attend APAM, in Melbourne, as part of the Rising Festival in June 2023.

EOI’s will close 5pm Wednesday 12 April 2023.

For more information and to apply visit:

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