the narrator community
What is PANA?
The Professional Audiobook Narrators Association (say, “PAN-uh”) was created by and supports human narrators.
Members have access to classes and workshops, exclusive casting director meetups, professional and educational resources, and social gatherings, not to mention a supportive community of voice-actor professionals. PANA is the only organization advocating for narrators in the public consciousness and leading the change we want to see in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the audiobook industry.
Check out our current programs and events:
Human branding for human narrators
Branding your authentic self
Using your brand to harness your power
Brands in the wild: three narrators’ discoveries
Members working for members
PANA is working to support the collective needs of audiobook narrators by developing programs that promote the continued excellence of human narration in the industry. PANA committees dedicated to our mission are led by a member Chair and a Board liaison, and also buoyed by the creative energy and ideas of member volunteers. Members, learn more about volunteering on a committee today!
The Advocacy Committee creates publicity campaigns to raise awareness of narrators in the audiobook-listening public while fostering the creation of deeper connections between professional audiobook narrators and authors, producers, and publishers.
This messaging and media group is in charge of coordinating, managing, and then implementing our website and social media strategy. They also keep all members updated with the activities and efforts of the association.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
While human rights are every individual’s privilege and responsibility, the committee supports training, conversations, and industry advocacy regarding race, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and bio-/neuro-diversity.
From classes and workshops to certification opportunities, the Education Committee continually assesses the needs of the association and then coordinates opportunities for members’ growth, edification, and connection.
The unofficial “Committee of Fun” conceives, manages, and executes a variety of local and national events, including meetups, workshops, retreats, and conferences, to enable narrators to meet, support and learn from one another.
Making sure members’ voices matter, the Membership Committee handles all of membership’s aspects, including welcoming and orienting new members, and also connecting with, supporting, and listening to veteran members.
The Recognitions Committee honors the professionals who advance the craft of human audiobook production. They create and foster programs celebrating the talented people who narrate, edit, and help bring audiobooks to life.
Providing a centralized place where members can report harassment and other violations, the committee fields complaints and then guides members who have faced discrimination. All complaints are investigated fully and treated with care and confidentiality.
The Sponsorships Committee sources, coordinates, and manages relationships with organizations and entities that are looking to support our network of audiobook narrators.