The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.

Festival of Outback Opera

Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.

Auto Cannibal

Auto Cannibal by Australasian Dance Collective and Beijing Dance LDTX,
Choreographed by Stephanie Lake. Photo by Jade Ellis.


Zoom by Patch Theatre. Photo by Matt Byrne.

Trash Talk

Trash Talk by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.

So long suckers 2

So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.

Curious Legends

Curious Legends

Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.


Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.

River Linked Live Virtual Concert

River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.

HOTA Home of the Arts

HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.

The Butch is Back

The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.

Presenter Training Programme Aotearoa


What is this programme

The Presenter Training Programme Aotearoa is a structured Programme to engage emerging Presenters in New Zealand with training in the fundamentals and principles of ‘being a Presenter’. This Programme is a partnership with Auckland Live and draws on the skills and experience of New Zealand and Australian performing arts professionals.

The Programme aims to develop leadership among emerging presenters in the New Zealand performing arts ecology, support new ways of thinking when programming, develop pathways for growth within the profession, and nurture a resilient support network of professionals.

Who is it for

This Programme offers insight and strategies for New Zealand presenters who are new to their role and yet to develop a knowledge base and/or the expertise to operate in a manner that is confident, independent, and autonomous. It is also appropriate for staff who work under a manager who want to learn more about the presenting landscape and gain professional development or are looking to step up into a management role.

The Programme is available for up to 20 participants to support a collegial approach to learning and to developing a strong network.


This Programme has been designed for participants who programme and/or run venues or festivals within their community.

Time Commitment

The Programme runs for 6 months commencing with an in-person intensive in March alongside PANNZ Arts Market in Auckland and includes an in-person intensive in August at APAX, Melbourne Australia. Outside of these in-person events, eight online sessions will be held for 2 hours every three weeks during business hours. Successful applicants are expected to attend all online sessions and at least one in-person intensive. Online options will be provided for the in-person events should it be required.

Course Dates

This programme commences 3 March 2024 at PANNZ and concludes 10 September 2024. Session times are in New Zealand time.

Sunday 3 March 2024 Session 1 – In Person (PANNZ) Afternoon
Wednesday, 27 March 2024 Session 2 (online) 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday, 17 April 2024 Session 3 (online) 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday, 8 May 2024 Session 4 (online) 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday, 29 May 2024 Session 5 (online with PTP AU) 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday, 19 June 2024 Session 6 (online) 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday, 10 July 2024 Session 7 (online with PTP AU) 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday, 31 July 2024 Session 8 (online with PTP AU) 1pm – 3pm
Monday, 19 August 2024 Session 9 – In Person (APAX) Full Day
Tuesday, 10 September 2024 Session 10 (online) 1pm – 2:30pm


$830.00 AUD + GST

These fees cover the in-person intensive but do not cover the registration costs to attend PANNZ Auckland or APAX Melbourne.

Fees are to be paid before course commencement.

Key Dates

Applications for this course have now closed.

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