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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Art Is STILL Infecting My Brain by Joe Patti

Over 9 years ago I wrote about a TED Talk given by Golan Levin where he was demonstrating technology that being used to generate images based on sound input. The things he was doing was fun …

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

There Are No Small Theaters, Just Theaters Who Think They Are Small by Joe Patti

I wrote last week about how small nuances that alter our perception of a situation can make a big difference.  Back in 2009 I wrote another post along the same lines featuring a TED talk by…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Wow, “Run Arts Like A Business” Has Been A Thing For Awhile by Joe Patti

As I was looking back in the archives for content to post on while on vacation, I was surprised to see that I was writing back the dangers of the sentiment that “arts organizations should …

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

It’s Still Not Ann Margaret by Joe Patti

I am going on vacation for a couple weeks so the blog will be featuring some interesting posts from the archives. Back in 2009 I wrote a lengthy article about a Mad Men episode where the ad …

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Education vs Learning by Joe Patti

Seth Godin had a post recently where he made the distinction between education and learning. The way he differentiated the two was that education is  based in compliance and authority–you…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

15 Years Later, An Arts Criticism Model Where Open Access Is Assumed by Joe Patti

If you didn’t happen to see it rolling around social media or on Artsjournal.com last week, Carolina Performing Arts’ festival, The Commons, experimented with a new model of criticism. …

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Briefly–Still Working At It After 400+ Years by Joe Patti

Around 1600 Shakespeare wrote about brevity being the soul of wit in Hamlet. Roughly 400 years later,  phone text messaging and Twitter limited us to the number of characters one could post…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Baumol Effect Is A Blessing, Not A Disease by Joe Patti

Economist Alex Tabarrok recently made an interesting post on Baumol’s cost disease.  The concept usually explained by noting that since it doesn’t take any less time to perform a string…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

When Ignoring “Show, Don’t Tell” Is The Best Option by Joe Patti

Hat tip to Artsjournal.com who listed an article from The Conversation about how your phone can interrupt a concert experience. Author Christine Van Winkle discusses research she and her tea…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Why (And How) Are You Apologizing? by Joe Patti

Seth Godin recently wrote a lengthy post on the subject of apologies.  He addresses the issue of entities providing insufficient apologies but also the expectation of restitution which is o…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Door To Seat As Important As The Quality Of The Event by Joe Patti

All right. A little gripe time here. I have been nursing a sense of dissatisfaction for a couple weeks now but it sort of came to a head when I saw the title of Ceci Dadisman’s recent post…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Loving Work, Fearing Leisure by Joe Patti

There is often conversation about how people employed in arts and cultural pursuits overwork themselves (or are overworked) and are seeking to throttle things back to achieve a work-life bal…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

That Great Experience Two Years Ago? Seems Just Like Yesterday by Joe Patti

A confluence of events and information made me realize that it might be time to revisit the subject of one of my favorite posts. Last week I was talking to one of my staff about who to inclu…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

From The Why Hasn’t This Been Standard Practice For Decades File by Joe Patti

I recently wrote a piece for ArtsHacker about the emerging role of intimacy direction for productions on stage and screen.  When I first read about intimacy direction a few years ago, it wa…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

If You Were Really Passionate You Would Let Me Exploit You by Joe Patti

Big tip of the hat to Sarah Carleton for tweeting about research that proves what we long suspected — people are more likely to exploit the labor of those viewed as pursuing their passions…

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Preparing For A Kiss Like An Eviscerating Slash – As Boringly As Possible by Joe Patti

A recent development in theater, television and film performance, in terms of theory and practice, is the role of intimacy director. There was a video on The Atlantic which frames it as emer…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Better Civic Pride And Well-Being Is Just A Short Walk Away by Joe Patti

CityLab ran an article from The Atlantic today discussing how the availability of amenities like libraries and cafes within walking distance of your home bolstered civil society and personal…

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More Creative Expression That Touches The Divine by Joe Patti

This is turning into a video heavy week with my posts. With all my talk about helping people recognize their capacity for creative expression, this seemed to be a ready made example. The BBC…

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Does Gazing Out From The Belly Of A God Provide New Perspective? by Joe Patti

There was an interesting video on Shanghaiist in the last week about a hotel whose architect designed three giant deities for the facade to combat rumors that the building was constructed on…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Big Kids Play With Bigger Blocks by Joe Patti

I saw an article on Gizmodo in the last couple weeks about scientists who designed 3,900 pound concrete structures that can be moved by a single person. As I read about cuts to arts in schoo…

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I Probably Don’t Really Know What My Audience Values Even Though I Am In The Lobby Before, After, And At Intermission by Joe Patti

I bookmarked a guest post on Museum 2.0 a month ago. Now I feel guilty for not circling back to it sooner. Nina Simon invited Martin Brandt Djupdræt, a manager at Danish museum,  to write …

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Dark Side of Word of Mouth by Joe Patti

I participated in a work session for the development of a cultural masterplan for the county today. My table was focused on ideas to attract creative professionals to the community. There wa…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Path To Promotion Doesn’t Necessarily Have To Be Vertical by Joe Patti

You have probably heard some form of the Peter Principle expressed before. At its most cynical, it is usually defined as, “A person will be promoted to their level of incompetence.”   …

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Some Reasons Acquiring New Customers Can Be Expensive by Joe Patti

As so often is the case, Seth Godin recently made a post many elements of which are often cited as mistakes arts organizations make. It should be noted that the things Godin lists are not me…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Gallery At The End of The Rainbow by Joe Patti

There was a piece on Hyperallergic last month that seemed to be continuing an ongoing conversation about the fact that most university based arts programs seem to be oriented toward training…

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When You Try To Break Out Of Siloed Thinking, You Suddenly See Them Everywhere by Joe Patti

When I was looking at Arts Professional UK for yesterday’s post, I saw an article by Lucy Jamieson about rewiring your thinking. One of the things she talks about is eliminating silos both…

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Do They Know They Are Hard To Reach? by Joe Patti

On the Arts Professional UK website, Imrana Mahmood, discusses her experiences becoming a creative producer in a manner that reminded me of two other speakers/authors I often cite. Mahmood…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lollipop Philanthropy by Joe Patti

When I was at the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit last week, one of the other participants asked if there was a way to communicate to funders that they can’t just fund a program and…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Take It From The Folks Who Have Done It 7000 Times –Short And To The Point by Joe Patti

A piece from Artsy regarding what they had learned writing 7000 bios for visual artists came across my radar a few weeks ago and I quickly tagged it as something I to which wanted to circle …

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Is Creative Placemaking The Poor Man’s Gentrification? by Joe Patti

Part of last week I was attending the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit for the South and Appalachian region. I am sorry to say that one of the biggest impressions I came away with is t…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Gather Your Neighbors For A Castle Raising by Joe Patti

I am always up for spreading around awesome ideas that people execute. I wanted to give a shout out to my old collaborators, at the Creative Cult. They have been involved with all sorts of c…

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