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AGT13 PartnershipProgramthumbThe Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre/Al Green Theatre Partnership Program stemmed from a need for mutual support between the Al Green Theatre and its clients. The partnership program provides an opportunity for each partner to help support the other in the areas in which they excel.

To date the MNjcc/AGT has partnered with over 70 companies and individual artists on well over 200 projects. Together with our partners we will continue to have a lasting impact on the arts community in Toronto.

We encourage you to apply to be one of our next partnering organizations.

About the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)

A Brief History

The downtown YM-YWHA has six decades of history in Toronto’s downtown. In its various incarnations, the centre has served the neighbourhood with its fitness centre, Jewish life programming, aquatics, children’s activities, schools, theatre and auditorium since 1953.

In 2004, after having undergone a major renovation, the “south Y” was reopened as the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, and grew its membership from 800 members, during the renovation period, to its capacity of 3500. Nearly 14,000 members and guests participate in our activities each year.

Currently the MNjcc offers a variety of programs and services in areas such as:

  • Children & Family
  • Fitness, Recreation & Aquatics
  • Community/Outreach
  • Arts & Culture
  • Jewish Life
  • Seniors

Mission Statement

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre is a dynamic hub in downtown Toronto. It provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to be active, learn, connect and participate in a wide range of cultural experiences. Rooted in Jewish values, the MNjcc is open to all.

About the Al Green Theatre (AGT)

A Brief History

A part of the major renovations to the JCC was the vision to create a multi-use cultural arts facility in an already vibrant centre. In October of 2003 the Al Green Theatre opened its doors for the first time and has been serving a wide array of clients ever since.

The Al Green Theatre is the host to a number of cultural arts events including theatre, music, dance, film, and literature. These events reach out to audiences of various ages, cultures, and demographics. Every year, over 25,000 audience members enjoy programs on our stage.

Mission Statement

A vibrant venue for arts and culture in the heart of Toronto, the Al Green Theatre provides a professional and supportive environment, empowering artists to engage diverse audiences.

About the MNjcc/AGT Partnership Program

A Brief History

Not long after the opening of the Al Green Theatre, a mutual need for support was identified. Clients were seeking additional support for projects they were producing in the Al Green Theatre, while the venue was finding itself in need of diversifying its audience and getting its name recognized. What naturally emerged was the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre/Al Green Theatre Partnership Program; an opportunity for each partner to help support the other in the areas in which they excelled.

To date the MNjcc/AGT has partnered with over 70 companies and individual artists on well over 200 projects. Together with our partners we will continue to have a lasting impact on the arts community in Toronto.

Vision Statement

The Al Green Theatre strives to propel artists to new levels through the support of the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre/Al Green Theatre Partnership Program. This support allows artists to contribute in a positive way to the community while supporting and enhancing Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and Al Green Theatre programming.

Program Objectives

  • Bridge gaps between communities/cultures through the arts
  • Tikkun Olam through the arts (world repair/social action/social justice)
  • Create mutually beneficial opportunities for audience growth and diversification

Past Partners

Types of Partnerships

The MNjcc/AGT Partnership Program offers the following partnership agreements:

  • Co-Presentation: the MNjcc/AGT shares equal billing with the partnering organization. Some or all aspects of the presentation - financial, promotional, and administrative - are also shared.
  • Community Partnership: The MNjcc/AGT offers a reduced rental rate and additional promotional assistance in order to allow artists to use a professional venue while staying within their budget and fulfilling an area of the AGT/MNjcc mandates.
  • Promotional Partnership: The MNjcc/AGT offers additional promotional assistance for presentations in the MNjcc/AGT or a promotional exchange for presentations outside of the MNjcc/AGT.

Criteria/Assessment

  • Demonstrated organizational capacity
  • Sound budget
  • Positive impact on the community
  • Potential for audience development
  • Alignment with MNjcc & AGT mission statements

Application Procedure

The procedure for the MNjcc/Al Green Theatre partnership program is as follows:

  • A partnership application sent by the Bookings Coordinator OR found here is to be filled out at least six months prior to the event
  • A rental inquiry form is to be filled out along with the partnership application
  • Applications are reviewed by the partnership program committee, and a decision is made within 10 to 20 business days
  • A cost estimate, reflecting the partnership agreement, is sent to the prospective partner
  • A draft of the partnership terms of agreement is sent to the prospective partner
  • The prospective partner must either accept or decline the agreement within five business days
  • A first invoice, worth 50% of the license fees, a theatre use contract and the partnership terms of agreement is sent to the prospective partner
  • Payment of the first invoice and signing the contracts confirms the hold on the space

Conditions

  • Should any of the details from the initial application significantly change, the MNjcc/AGT must be notified. Partnership terms may be null and void and require renegotiation.
  • The MNjcc/AGT can retract the partnership agreement if the deliverables are not upheld
  • The number of partnerships accepted in peak rental periods may be limited

The Committee

Angie Stillitano - Al Green Theatre, Manager

Angie Stillitano has been a part of the MNjcc/AGT team since the theatre opened in October 2003. After obtaining a BFA in Theatre Production and Design from York University Angie pursued a career in stage management before diving into the world of arts administration and venue management. Supporting artists in achieving their vision is what keeps Angie engaged and inspired.

Harriet Wichin - Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Assistant Executive Director

Harriet Wichin serves as Assistant Executive Director of the MNjcc, overseeing programming and looking for innovative ways to reach new communities and promote integration between departments. Her team includes Children and Youth, Senior Adult services, Jewish Life, Film and Theatre, Music, the Al Green Theatre and plastic arts. Harriet curates the Gallery at the J, and has presented countless cultural events at the AGT and MNjcc in her 17 years at the organization, including classical and choral concerts, world music, Israeli artists, tributes to great Jewish composers, radio plays, Jazz @ the J, interdisciplinary programs and past gala Stars on Spadina events -- in addition to over 48 visual arts exhibitions. Harriet has partnered with nearly 50 organizations to bring communities, artists and audiences together.

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Important Notices

Gymnasium Closure for Yom Ha'atzmaut:

Closed at 7:00pm on Saturday, May 6 2017
Re-Opened at 7:00am on Monday, May 8 2017

 

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