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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Alas, Germany Didn’t Allocate $54 Billion In Relief Funding To The Arts by Joe Patti

You may remember reading that Germany had rolled out €50 billion ($54 billion) in funding for the arts a few weeks back. The news was touted as putting arts funding in the US to shame. Whi…

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Things To Consider As States Start To Re-Open (#1 Buy A Tape Measure) by Joe Patti

There are a lot of stories out there about how some US states are allowing businesses to open. To my knowledge, none have reached the point of allowing live performance venues to open yet, b…

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Guidance On Covid-19 Re-Openings, Even If Only Virtually by Joe Patti

If you are looking for advice on best practices for arts and cultural entities once they are allowed to re-open, Downtown Professionals Network (DPN) has created a website specifically focus…

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Always A Good Sign When Survey Respondents Crash Your Website by Joe Patti

Some encouraging news for all you data hungry folks. The special Covid-19 version of the Culture Track survey I mentioned last week launched today…but only for some communities. Apparently…

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What Questions Are You Asking That Result In Good Conversations? by Joe Patti

I don’t know about everyone else, but I started feeling like the phrases “unprecedented time” and “we’re all in this together” got overused pretty quickly these last couple month…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

The Visuals Of Open Arts Organizations As A Sign Of Economic Vibrancy by Joe Patti

I noticed something very interesting on Friday morning as I was checking out different news sites. It appears that on at least a subconscious level a number of news outlets equate theaters w…

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Give Seth Godin A Guest Pass And He Will Bring 80 Friends by Joe Patti

Capacity Interactive’s Erik Gensler scored a podcast interview with Seth Godin to discuss what the post-Covid-19 future for the arts might look like.  There is a transcript of the intervi…

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Setting Up A Legal Meeting When You Can’t Legally Meet by Joe Patti

June 30 is the end of the fiscal year for a lot of non-profits. In light of that, non-profit organizations generally have board meeting around this time of year in an effort to report where …

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Get Legit Data About Covid-19’s Influence On Your Audience by Joe Patti

Long time readers of the blog know that I am a big fan of the results of the Culture Track survey conducted every three years to gauge shifting attitudes and perceptions about cultural activ…

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Might Be About Time To Get Back In The Fundraising Saddle by Joe Patti

If there has been any benefit from the Covid-19 shut down it is the sheer number of webinars being offered to help businesses and other non-profit organizations connect with resources. I am …

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Online Meetings & Open Meeting Laws by Joe Patti

Do Your By-laws Allow For Online Meetings? If you live in the United States, you may remember there was much ado when members of the House of Representatives had to return to Washington D.C.…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Thought Exercises About Your Revamped Future Organization by Joe Patti

Non-Profit Quarterly recently wrote about the big impact the closure of libraries during coronavirus has had on communities. In recent years there have been people who have opined that libra…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

A Pandemic Is All The More Reason To Resist “For The Exposure” by Joe Patti

One of the concerns I have had with so many artists providing their talent and content for free over the internet while people are sequestered at home during the coronavirus epidemic is that…

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Changes To Butts In The Seats Email Subscriptions by Joe Patti

Hey loyal Butts In The Seats feed subscribers! This weekend we are changing the service that delivers posts by email. Everyone who has subscribed to the feed will be added to the new system.…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

While You Worry About Business Slowing Down, Prepare For A Sudden Ramp Up by Joe Patti

The Conversation site had an article about the impact of Covid-19 on entertainment venues and events last month. (h/t to Authors Chris Gibbs and Louis-Etienne Dubois urge ev…

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Public Policy Has Broader Influence On Attendance Than You May Realize by Joe Patti

I had mentioned before that Colleen Dilenschneider was making weekly posts on an ongoing cycle of surveying about how Covid-19 is impacting intention to visit cultural organizations. The pos…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

You Know You Have Developed Good Relationships When A Coal Miner Supports A Solar Power Project by Joe Patti

About two years ago I briefly mentioned a presentation made by Ben Fink at a conference about a community solar project Appalshop was working on in the heart of Kentucky coal country. Fink r…

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Friday, April 3, 2020

I Figured This Was Highly Unlikely. What A Difference A Month Makes by Joe Patti

Early last month I bookmarked an article by Jeremy Reynolds in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette intending to come back to address it in a blog post in some manner. In the article, Reynolds was ar…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Being Generous With Your Creativity by Joe Patti

Since I have been on the topic of arts and cultural organizations broadly providing content to anyone who happens by virtually, I figured there is space to point to another voice in the conv…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Streaming And Providing Content Is Well And Good, But What’s Next? by Joe Patti

Last week in reaction to my post about Colleen Dilenschneider’s suggestion that cultural non-profits continue their marketing efforts during the Covid-19 shutdowns with a shift in focus, C…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Imagine That, Creative Expression Retains And Increases In Value In Difficult Economic Times by Joe Patti

By now you have probably heard about all the residents of cities around the world who have emerged on balconies and rooftops to sing together or provide impromptu concerts to those in their …

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Not Only Is Marketing Everybody’s Job, It Has To Be Done All The Time–Even Now by Joe Patti

I highly recommend watching Collen Dilenschneider’s Know Your Own Bone site over the course of the Covid-19 epidemic. Every Monday she is posting data about intention to visit cultural ent…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Encouraging Creative Expression At A Social Distance by Joe Patti

I took a little break from social media this weekend. When I logged in this morning I was surprised to see how many local musicians had streamed concerts over the weekend. I have also been p…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

What Is Being Done In Your Name While You Are Away From The Office? by Joe Patti

I flipped my notepad over today and realized there was an important point I omitted from my discussion of the Americans for the Arts webinar I cited yesterday. Important enough that I am doi…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Small, But Growing Resources & Ideas For Live Streaming Your Covid-19 Displaced Events by Joe Patti

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, Americans for the Arts hosted a webinar on the impact of Covid-19 today. At its peak, there were over 800 participants. With all those people watching, t…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Upcoming Webinars: Guidance For Arts Community During Covid-19 Crisis by Joe Patti

Americans For The Arts is hosting a couple webinars to help the arts community deal with the situation surrounding Covid-19. It appears that both will be archived for those who can’t watch…

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Event Contracts, Postponements, and Cancellations in Light of Covid-19 by Joe Patti

If you are looking for some guidance about how to approach event cancellation/postponements in relation to everything shutting down due to Covid-19, I had a post go up on ArtsHacker today po…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Handling Contractual Elements of Event Cancellations Due To Epidemics & Other Crises by Joe Patti

As event cancellations have started to mount due to the growing number of Covid-19 cases around the country, there has been a lot of concerned conversation occurring about the invocation of …

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Gotta Keep Reading, Even Though You Hate To by Joe Patti

With all the anxiety being generated by news surrounding COVID-19, you probably don’t want to continue reading about the decisions groups are making about whether to continue events or not…

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Respecting The House Rules As A Guest by Joe Patti

While looking for something totally different, I happened upon a tribute to the recently deceased executive director of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo Service Center, Dean Matsubayashi. What at…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Portland, OR Art Tax Update by Joe Patti

Back in 2012, Portland, OR approved a $35 tax to supports arts education and arts organizations around the city. In 2017 I wrote a post about how overhead was starting to cut into the amount…

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