Janesville Performing Arts Center was created with the specific goal to showcase and support local arts groups, therefore, our lease agreement states that all performances must be produced or presented by non-profit arts organizations. The theatre is not available for rental for for-profit arts events, political events, religious worship services, or to individuals.
In general, events presented in the theatre must be produced or presented by the 15 local arts groups that have been approved for “User Group” status through an application process that is submitted to the JPAC Board of Directors and agreed to by JPAC’s landlord. Interested non-profit arts groups are encouraged to apply for “Temporary User Group Status” to produce one event at the center. A request for full “User Group” status will be entertained by the board following the event.
Exceptions are often made for non-profit groups that would like to present an arts event as a fundraiser. This can be done by receiving “Temporary User Group Status” from the JPAC Board if a group is interested in hosting an annual event, or by partnering with a current JPAC User Group if the non-profit is interested in a “one time only” event.
Interested parties should email the firstname.lastname@example.org or call (608) 758-0297 to discuss their proposed events and to check date availability prior to submitting the Temporary User Group Application.
The Temporary User Group Application can be obtained by contacting Nathan Burkart, Executive Director, at email@example.com or (608) 758-0297.
In general, JPAC books events 1 to 2 years out with its approved User Groups receiving first choice on dates. The application approval process can take up to two months – please plan accordingly.