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Monday, August 2, 2021

Maintaining A Consistent Brand Requires Change by Joe Patti

When things have been going poorly for an organization and they seek a fresh start, (perhaps upon emerging from a national epidemic), the impulse is often to rebrand. However, in a Marketing…

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Little Bit Of Love For Intangible Benefits In Economic Reporting by Joe Patti

Being a big proponent of libraries a radio story by Marketplace on the value of libraries caught my attention. Being an economics focused show, their analysis initially focused on return on …

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Moving Beyond Under-Served by Joe Patti

Something has been puzzling me lately and I haven’t come any closer to figuring out the answer. I appears to me that when there is discussion about populations which are under-served by th…

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Are NFTs The Answer To Ticket Scalping? by Joe Patti

An appreciative nod to Artsjournal which posted a piece by Shelly Palmer on how the use of non-fungible tokens (NFT) can enhance event ticketing security, improve the resale market, and pote…

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

I Noticed You Checking Out Those Brush Strokes by Joe Patti

CityLab had an article about an art museum in Bologna, Italy which is using eye tracking to learn how visitors interact with works on display. In the process, the museum has learned unexpect…

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Barriers To Equity Admission Are Suddenly Dropped by Joe Patti

Big news today from Actors’ Equity Association  the union which represents stage actors and stage managers. The union basically immediately opened membership to anyone who has ever worked…

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There Will Be More Dancing In The Streets by Joe Patti

I saw an article on CityLab about some pretty successful Open Streets efforts that rose up during Covid.  If you aren’t familiar with the concept, Open Streets is a national effort to tem…

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Headlines Writing Checks That The Body Text Ain’t Really Cashing by Joe Patti

Yesterday, economist Tyler Cowen addressed one of the dichotomies being recognized in the arts sector – the conflict between values of equity, fairness, diversity, etc., espoused in the ar…

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It Turns Out Scooby-Doo Was Combating Unprincipled Gentrification by Joe Patti

Last week my organization was notified that we were being awarded funds for a grant we wrote to address the issue of blight in our community. The project was inspired by a comment a friend o…

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Did Covid Suddenly Make You More Aware of Sidewalk Space? by Joe Patti

The Americans for the Arts blog had an interview with an arts group that was flexing their skills to solve problems in their community. They spoke with Yin Kong, one of the founders of Think…

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Colorado And The Case Of The Hidden Salary by Joe Patti

I have noticed Drew McManus will get me riled up about an arts administration topic and then suggests I write an Arts Hacker post about it. Last week was no exception. Last Thursday he poste…

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We Are All Books In The Human Library by Joe Patti

Looking at some storytelling resources I came across a related project I was unaware of. The Human Library trains volunteers to be “books” you withdraw to learn something about some tabo…

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Time To Include #ShowTheSalary In The Hiring Process by Joe Patti

There has been a growing campaign internationally in the non-profit/charity sectors over recent years for employers to include a salary range when conducting job searches rather than utilizi…

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Keep Your Eyes Open For NEA American Rescue Plan Grant Webinars by Joe Patti

While everyone is waiting for their Shuttered Venue Operating Grant (SVOG) application to be processed, you should be taking a look at the National Endowment for the Arts American Rescue Pla…

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Art As A Medium For Teaching Coding by Joe Patti

In an illustration of how arts and science can be mutually supportive, NextCity had a piece about an effort to train art teachers to teach girls to code.  Code/Art was started by MIT grad A…

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Really Don’t Want To Think Of Post-Covid Marketing As Online Dating by Joe Patti

Back in March Harvard Business Review (HBR) had a piece on how marketing will change post-Covid.  It is definitely geared toward commercial business and often oriented toward business to bu…

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Maybe It’s Not The Performance That Should Be Streamed by Joe Patti

Covid forced a lot of conversations about the value of streaming content from performing arts venues and visual arts galleries.  As we emerge into more optimistic times, some groups are alr…

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Has The Time Come For Digital Program Delivery? by Joe Patti

When I saw a story on CityLab about restaurants replacing their printed menus with digital ones, I began to read it eagerly. Staff at a couple of venues at which I have worked have long had …

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Podcasting As The Next Wave Of Marketing Placement? by Joe Patti

Last week I saw an article reporting that podcasts have been a growing revenue source for NPR in recent years. NPR podcasts reach more than 21 million people, and the most popular shows have…

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Arts Incubators Can Offer A Different Type of Education by Joe Patti

An article from Oregon Arts Watch about an arts incubator program, Tulatin Valley Creates  rolled across my feed this week. The article inevitably talked about how the program helped artist…

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Ten Pounds of Arts Funding Doesn’t Yield 20 Pounds of Peace by Joe Patti

So like me, you may have been driving home Monday night and heard an interview on NPR conducted by host Mary Louise Kelly with poet Tess Taylor discussing art as civic repair.  Taylor talks…

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Arts Aren’t A Band-Aid by Joe Patti

Links to a study examining the validity of claims about the efficacy of the arts in solving issues of health and well-being came across my Twitter feed today.  The study authors, Stephen Cl…

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Cleaning Up Litter Never Looked So Cool by Joe Patti

Video came across my social media last month about the litter picking samurai of Tokyo.  These theater performers call attention to the trash dropped in the streets of the city to generate …

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What Can Cotton Candy Teach Us About Sculpture? by Joe Patti

Among the biggest questions I have when it comes to creating a presence for my organization on a social media platform are: 1- Is it worth/appropriate for our organization to present in this…

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Low Wear And Tear Is Not Necessarily A Good Thing by Joe Patti

We ran into an unanticipated complication of the Covid epidemic last week. You may have heard that cars are engineered to operate more efficiently at highway speeds because engines get hot e…

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A Grant Proposal Isn’t An Investment Pitch by Joe Patti

Last week Vu Le made a tweet that revealed a very troubling picture of corporations misunderstanding how non-profits operate and work that they do. This seems to be the “non-profits should…

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Creativity Arrives Late To Meetings by Joe Patti

Daniel Pink posted a link on Twitter about a study performed by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University which revealed people have a misperception about when they are mos…

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Your Tax Dollars At Art by Joe Patti

You may recall that back in 2010 the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) was permitted to put a property tax up for vote on an election ballot to ensure a source of financial support. In return …

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No Need To Accept Gifts From Your Past Self by Joe Patti

Apropos to my post yesterday about giving yourself time to generate creative innovation Seth Godin made a post today about sunk cost fallacy, practice and creativity.  The point he makes is…

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Manspreading Of Buzzwords by Joe Patti

Apropos to Monday’s post on Jargon vs. Lingo, a link came across my social media feed yesterday featuring an interview with Anand Giridharadas by Mariana Mazzucato, a professor at the Univ…

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The “You Didn’t Pay Enough Last Time” Approach To Fundraising by Joe Patti

Nod to for posting David Rohde’s examination of how viewing new ticket buyers as donors immediately after their attendance experience is extremely detrimental to arts organ…

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All that Chat

Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre