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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

On Hiatus by Joe Patti

Apologies to my readers. The departure of some staff and absence of others has placed me in a situation where I can no longer post regularly. Hopefully this will resolve itself soon and I ca…

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Do You Need To Feel Transcendent Or Sleep Better Right Now? by Joe Patti

Ruth Hartt got a bit of a kick from the post I made last week where I termed her use of stock video footage and other clips to create an video marketing piece as a “Franken-Ad.” She tagg…

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Yes, But When She Said It, It Sounded Brilliant by Joe Patti

Vu Le posted this week about a well-observed phenomenon he termed “Outsider Efficiency Bias.”  He defined this as basically having an outsider like a consultant come in and be lauded fo…

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The Medium As Important As The Message When Asking For Help by Joe Patti

Dan Pink shared a link to a study that was conducted on perceptions of the most effective way to ask others for help comparing face-to-face, audio/phone, video (ie Zoom), and text (SMS, Emai…

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

What’s Been Learned So Far About Offering Virtual Theatre by Joe Patti

American Theatre released results of a survey about virtual theatre offerings during Covid this week. Respondents represent 64 organizations from 25 states. As you might already imagine, the…

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Focus On Product vs Process by Joe Patti

On Museum 2.0 Seema Rao asks why museum educators are so undervalued in the context of a question she was asked about the difference between a Sip and Paint session and a class on marbling t…

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Does This Franken-Ad Have More Emotional Resonance With Audiences Than The Highly Produced One You Are Using? by Joe Patti

Last month, Trevor O’Donnell directed his readers to a post by Ruth Hartt discussing how to market the arts in a way that focuses on solving the “problems” people have rather than focu…

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Thursday, November 4, 2021

Looking To Public Art To Revitalize Cities Post-Covid by Joe Patti

Somewhat in line with my post yesterday about the growing number of basic guarantee income programs for artists, had an interview with the mayor of Toronto, John Tory, about …

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Guaranteed Income For Artists Spreading by Joe Patti

Nod to Laura Zabel who tweeted a story about the guaranteed basic income for artists pilot program being started in Ireland.  The plan is to provide €325/week to 2000 artists. This is act…

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All That Is Philanthropy Is Not Gold by Joe Patti

I have been following Lucy Bernholz, a self-described philanthropy wonk, for ages it seems. She writes the blog Philanthropy 2173 and is a senior researcher at Stanford’s Center on Philant…

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

How Arts Orgs Used Relief Funding Is Beginning To Be Examined by Joe Patti

A couple weeks ago Hyperallergic had an article that was a critical of museums who had received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds meant to keep people employed, but instead ended up la…

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

When It Comes To Work, What Is The Cost-Benefit Between Lethargy And A Sense Of Belonging by Joe Patti

Dan Pink pointed to a study (warning, ad heavy page) that suggests while office interruptions may be disruptive to one’s workflow, it ultimately creates a sense of worth and belonging for …

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Didn’t Happen As Envisioned, But It Came Out Much Better by Joe Patti

I have often viewed my professional career as having moments where I build on general ideas and concepts from earlier positions, but adapted to suit the local community. I am always wary of …

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

I Hope No Arts Organization Is Doing Anything Close To This by Joe Patti

In writing posts I often draw on examples from commercial enterprises and other types of non-profits to provide interesting ideas or lessons that my primary audience of arts and culture prof…

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Concerning Trend With Regional Booking Conferences by Joe Patti

I was really disappointed last Friday when I read that Arts Midwest would be pausing their conference.  I have a hard time believing it will gear up again in the future. If you aren’t awa…

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Who Gave You Your First Break? by Joe Patti

Tweets responding to UK based Arts Emergency’s new campaign were filling my Twitter feed today. I have written about them a couple times before. They are essentially focused on cultivating…

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Composer Was A Rock Star Of Their Day? Rock Stars Aren’t Even The Rock Stars Of Today by Joe Patti

I often read about classical music composers being the rock star of their day, but don’t often get a lot of detail about what that meant. I just happened upon an article in Lapham’s Quar…

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Maybe The Cult Rules Aren’t As Important As We Thought by Joe Patti

Seema Rao at Museum 2.0 shared notes from a session she conducted at the Museum Computer Network conference last week titled “Are Museums A Cult?” The answer, as I am sure you have antic…

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Bach Is Raking It In On Spotify by Joe Patti

h/t to Alex Tabarrok who posted about a story on how much money classical music composers would make from Spotify streams of their music. Using the estimate figure of $0.0037 (…

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

An Orchestra Where You Don’t Have To Read Music? Depends On Who Is Invited To Play by Joe Patti

H/T to which included an article about the Philadelphia Public Orchestra, (PPO) being billed as the World’s First Public Orchestra. The way the article describes it, this i…

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

“Feels Like A Luxury To Feel Valued” by Joe Patti

Last month, NextCity had something of a preliminary update on the guaranteed income for artists programs in San Francisco, CA and St. Paul, MN I wrote about last April. Both programs started…

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Your Programming Is More Inclusive, But What About Giving Opportunities? by Joe Patti

Hat tip to which featured an article that seems to indicate it is better to diversify the donor base rather than continue to ask the same pool of donors to give more.  The a…

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Do Me A Favor And Get The Word Out? by Joe Patti

Seth Godin recently made a post where he noted that while at one time asking someone for a favor involved a personal, one-to-one appeal, email lists and databases have made it easy to make a…

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

How Much More Tolerance Left For Crushing Summer Internship As Career Starter by Joe Patti

When I was an undergraduate, and even after I graduated college, I applied to work at the Williamstown Theater Festival, one of the most prestigious summer theaters in the country. Recent re…

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

I Wish I Was Going With You Approach To Customer Service by Joe Patti

This morning I attended a brand reveal for a Marriott hotel slated to open half a block from my venue in/around January. This particular collection of hotels is highly customized to the comm…

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Visitor Expectations Of Proof of Vaccination? – Not Yet, But Maybe Soon by Joe Patti

People working or closely aligned with arts organizations know that a central topic of conversation in recent weeks is whether to require proof of vaccination for audiences. Drew McManus has…

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Advocacy Gameshow Is Now Documentary, But Will People Still Think Of Fundraising As A Competition? by Joe Patti

You may have seen last week that CBS quickly shifted directions when their planned show to pit activists against each other in a game show like competition drew extremely negative responses …

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Enters Stage Right, Wearing Mask by Joe Patti

There have been a lot of stories about shows re-opening on Broadway and how important that is to the economy of NYC. While I haven’t read everything single article, one that appeared on Bl…

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

There Is A Lot Of Grand Out There by Joe Patti

My day job is Executive Director of The Grand Opera House in Macon, GA.  Around the end of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century, it was vogue to name theaters as Grand Opera …

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Monday, September 13, 2021

When You Actually Want Your Sidewalk To Fall To Disrepair by Joe Patti

More great stories of artists being part of infrastructure projects, this time from a Next City article that came out last week. I have written about these type of projects before and one of…

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Maybe I Should Have Held Out For A House, Too by Joe Patti

For Purpose Law Group posted the second installment of their “Nonprofits: What Not To Do,” series yesterday. The first installment dealt with the infamous Indianapolis Museum of Art job …

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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