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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

It’s A Year Later, Do You Know Where Your Marketing Is? by Joe Patti

Hat tip to Dave Wakeman for tweeting an insightful piece about marketing during Covid — Mine. What's interesting about reading this a year on is that there are a few organizations that fol…

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Lifetime Token Payments As Next Form of Arts Funding? by Joe Patti

There has been an ongoing conversation in the visual arts world about the issue of an artist selling a work for $250, having it sell for $2500 five years later and then $25,000 five years af…

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

More Reminders About Importance of Libraries by Joe Patti

I was reading a story about the earthquake that hit Christchurch, NZ ten years ago today which damaged large parts of the city. According to the article there was a significant effort by the…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Some Questions To Help You Enjoy The Show by Joe Patti

Nod to Dan Pink who linked to a study conducted among German university students which found that when students were provided a question to consider while learning material or were asked to …

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

What Does Your Typeface Sound Like? by Joe Patti

An appreciative nod to Thomas Cott for calling attention to San Francisco Symphony’s adoption of dynamic typeface as part of an effort to shift perceptions about the organization.  You ar…

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Open Arms With Grasping Fists Not A Welcoming Appearance by Joe Patti

So by now you have probably heard about the ill-advised job posting made by the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields which said they were “…seeking a director who would work not only …

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Applying For Save Our Stages Money, Keep Close Watch On The Site by Joe Patti

I am hoping that all of you who work at a performing arts venue in the United States are like me and have been getting seven or eight emails a week making you aware of a webinar on the Shutt…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

What Do You Perceive As Biggest Impediment to Equity Efforts? by Joe Patti

Advisory Board for the Arts had sent out a survey on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEI&A) efforts that non-profit organizations were undertaking. They released the results in …

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Why Are You Asking Me On Board? by Joe Patti

A piece I wrote on diversity efforts in board recruitment appeared on ArtsHacker last week. I primarily drew the content from a piece Jim Taylor, BoardSource’s vice president of leadership…

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Secret Lives Of Museum Tour Guides by Joe Patti

Long times readers know that when I was living in Ohio I had a close relationship with a local group called the Creative Cult. We did a number of projects together and I participated in the …

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Many Lens of Board Recruitment by Joe Patti

The upheaval of the past year in terms of public health, politics, social equity and other areas of concern have made it clear that a new operating environment will emerge, shaped by a chang…

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Reconnecting After The Highways Get Disconnected by Joe Patti

This week CityLab mentioned that the US Senate was working on funding a program to reclaim areas of communities displaced/demolished/bifurcated by highway projects as those roads are decommi…

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

What Outcome Had The US Have Sustained Its Version Of The BBC? by Joe Patti

Back in December, Joseph Horowitz had a lengthy piece in The American Scholar about the impact of the pandemic on the arts in America. I may revisit the article in future posts, but there wa…

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

TikTok As A New Employee Training Manual? by Joe Patti

Daniel Pink made a tweet today that I immediately bookmarked so I could go back to it. Good question to ask yourself on a Monday morning, whatever your position or role (and even if you're a…

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Heavy Lifting of Leadership Occurs Before Baton Is Raised by Joe Patti

A week ago I cited a couple of posts Seth Godin had made about leadership. I and other readers were taken by his statement that leadership is a voluntary, risky and creative endeavor. Since …

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Creative Expression As The Basis For Inclusive Democracy by Joe Patti

I came across a TED talk video on the importance of creative industries to national governments not five minutes after I had a conversation with staff on that very topic. Mehret Mandefro tal…

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

You Say Capt. Kirk Was Unqualified? That’s What Made Him A Leader. by Joe Patti

In December Seth Godin made two posts titled Creativity Is An Act of Leadership. The second of the two added (Redux). I am a little leery of the trend in articles which label leaders as doin…

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Going Corporate by Joe Patti

Drew McManus came out with a really strong entry in his Shop Talk podcast today. He talks about transitioning from a non-profit arts career to a commercial career with guests Marc van Bree a…

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

NEA Re-Opening Guide – You’re Not Alone by Joe Patti

The National Endowment for the Arts has released their “Art of Reopening” guide. Looking through it, it doesn’t substantially differ from other re-opening guides about which I have wri…

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Two Shows, Three Trucks by Joe Patti

I was talking with an agent for some Broadway show tours this week in order to get a sense of what things might look like for productions in Fall 2021/Spring 2022.  I was intrigued to learn…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Take The Opportunity For A Reboot by Joe Patti

Research has shown that offering free admission doesn’t lead to an increase in participation by new audiences.  In most cases those that are attending are the people who normally attend, …

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Lack of Perks Don’t Make Or Break Donor Relations by Joe Patti

Advisory Board for the Arts just sent out a summary of four takeaways about what motivates arts donors based on interviews conducted this past November and December.. While this post is goin…

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Prioritizing Cultural Practitioners To Receive Covid Vaccine by Joe Patti

NPR story came across my social media feed yesterday about how the Cherokee Nation has prioritized giving the Covid vaccine to those who are fluent in the Cherokee language.  I sought out a…

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

But Why Do People Want More Diverse, Locally Focused Stories Told? by Joe Patti

Last year (December 31, so technically) I had a post on Arts Hacker taking a look at the work LaPlaca Cohen and Slover Linett Audience Research had done interpreting the Covid edition of the…

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Plan For An Inclusive Post-Covid Cultural Experience by Joe Patti

In mid-December 2020, LaPlaca Cohen and Slover Linett Audience Research released an analysis of the data they collected in the Covid edition of the CultureTrack survey through the lens of ra…

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Don’t Deserve Praise For Something Embarrassingly Easily And Long Overdue by Joe Patti

Yesterday Drew McManus released another episode of his Shop Talk podcast where he speaks to Kenji Bunch and Jenny Bilfield about artistic elitism. I was listening to it while painting one of…

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Bizarre Case of The New World Symphony by Joe Patti

Friend o’ the blog, Rainer Glaap shared a video link to a session lead by Elliott Bruce Hedman, Head Design Researcher at, mPath an organization that researches how consumers engage emotio…

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They Are Serious About Play by Joe Patti

I didn’t properly record the source, but last week someone tweeted a link to the LEGO Foundation’s document, Creating Creators, which has the subtitle: “How can we enhance creativity i…

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Maybe They Could Increase Residency By Offering A Pastry Of The Month Subscripton? by Joe Patti

A little bit of amplification of my local community today. Next City ran an article on the Mill Hill artist village that is developing in one of Macon’s original neighborhoods, Ft. Hawkins…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Decision Not To Grow≠Failure To Grow by Joe Patti

An article on Daily Yonder making an interesting point came across my social media feed last week.  They noted that part of the reason why rural communities are characterized as being in de…

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

This Christmas, Take A Vacation In The History of Your Neighborhood by Joe Patti

A number of arts organizations like the one I run as my day job, have started focusing on programming that is locally and regionally sourced since drawing on artists from a greater distance …

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre