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Monday, July 6, 2020

Delay May Appear Wise, But Is The Outcome The Same? by Joe Patti

Interesting short piece on the FastCompany website that points out the current uncertainty about the future created the the Covid-19 pandemic makes deferring on a decision seem the wise opti…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Phantom Wouldn’t Have To Hide In The Sewers If He Lived During Covid-19 Pandemic by Joe Patti

There is a piece on ArtsHacker I recently published dealing with a lot of the legal questions arts and cultural venues face when trying to make re-opening plans. You may be aware that people…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

No Subscription Model Should Last Forever by Joe Patti

I was listening to an episode of How I Built This where Guy Raz interviews ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia. At first I was just drawn to listen because Kadakia presented a familiar story of …

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A Question Of Face Masks And Liability by Joe Patti

In an earlier entry, I had written about meeting the legal duty of care and planning to re-open your venue as Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed.  It is good to be aware of legal duty of car…

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Innovation Results From Hard Work And Funding by Joe Patti

In the Washington Post, Jon Gertner reviews a book about innovation by Matt Ridley.  One aspect of the book Gertner emphasizes is Ridley’s view that innovation is 90% perspiration and 10%…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

It’s A Good Time To Broaden Board Composition Too by Joe Patti

Tyler Green’s tweet today about art museums acting like corporations rather than charities got me to look at the full series of tweets on the subject.  He is angered by the fact that inst…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Psychology of Re-Opening by Joe Patti linked to a Washington Post story about all the psychological considerations some movie theater operators are factoring into re-opening their spaces for screenings. To paraph…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Customer Desires: Always Complicated by Joe Patti

The news JC Penney is closing a number of their stores and liquidating the inventory reminded me of a post I made eight years ago about the company’s efforts to deal more fairly with custo…

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Making Time For Your Creativity Can Be The Hardest Part by Joe Patti

While people still haven’t returned to the daily routines they may have had before Covid-19 brought a halt to so much of our lives, it might be worth encouraging people to continue cultiva…

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You Don’t Know You Are In Water by Joe Patti

Seth Godin made a post today that addresses the current climate of Black Lives Matter, policing, statues, etc without directly naming any of these things.  (A week ago he mentioned he gener…

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Putting Some O’ That Theory Into Practice by Joe Patti

I arrived in my office last Friday to find a heck of a lot more emails in my Inbox than I am used to. It turned out the evening before the governor had announced a change of guidelines that …

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

How Do Arts Administrator Practice To Get Better? by Joe Patti

Sometimes a good headline is all it takes. When I saw a link to a New Yorker piece about “Bassoonfluencers,” I knew I had to at least take a look. It turned out to be an article about a …

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Teamwork? We Got Tons by Joe Patti

I read stories celebrating the fact that Covid-19 is finally making businesses recognize the benefits of telecommuting, confident that there will be this great revolution that will see peopl…

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Do We Need Hysterical Strength To Bring About Required Change? by Joe Patti

It appears Indiana University’s Center for Cultural Affairs was having some sort of virtual convening around the topic of New. Not Normal: Artists, the Creative Sector, and Innovation afte…

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Many Stages Of Covid Coping by Joe Patti

I don’t know about everyone else, but not having a slate of performances on my schedule has kept me just as occupied as actually having events. While I am definitely grateful to still have…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Your Zoom Meeting Is Really Just An Early Performance Experience by Joe Patti

At the end of last month, Nina Simon did the lead presentation for Opera America’s virtual conference. (Or perhaps it was just the lead presentation for the topic of “Creating Real Belon…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Guides For Reopening Planning by Joe Patti

Last week I had a post on Arts Hacker featuring the Event Safety Alliance’s (ESA)  Reopening Guide for live event venues. You may have already seen the guide being passed around by a lot …

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Keep Up Your Long Distance Relationship With Audiences by Joe Patti

Thanks to funding from a mysterious third party, today my state presenter consortium was able to participate in a webinar lead by Collen Dilenschneider and her colleagues at IMPACTS where th…

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Meeting Your Legal Duty Of Care In Post-Covid Reopening by Joe Patti

In another post, we had shared some general guidance provided by the Downtown Professionals Network for re-opening arts and cultural venues as Covid-19 restrictions ease up. The Event Safety…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Dance Got Them Through Tough Times Before by Joe Patti

There was a piece on Vox today that I jumped on with interest because the title seemed to imply it was about a family run dance school applying for the Paycheck Protection Program.  I shoul…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

At Least You Can Put Your Feet Up On The Seat In Front Of You by Joe Patti

There has been a lot of conversation among my peers about how to revamp our venue seating charts to comply with social distancing. Some people were seating in every other row with 3-4 seats …

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Data Driven In Word, Not Deed by Joe Patti

Interesting article on Harvard Business Review site titled Is Your Business Masquerading as Data-Driven? Now you probably feel that when are stumbling blind through an environment everyone s…

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Some Things To Consider Before Getting In To Performance Streaming by Joe Patti

The challenges of Covid-19 raise for arts organizations has resulted in a number of valuable resources being produced. When I came across them, I am often torn between writing about them on …

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Legal Considerations For Live Streaming Performances by Joe Patti

As live-streaming performances moves from being quickly assembled, impromptu performances organizations were using to keep connected with audiences during Covid-19 quarantine toward being a …

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Marquee Messaging For Morale by Joe Patti

A number of theaters around the country have started posting messages on their marquees to bolster the morale of their community. Here at my venue, we were trying to think of a message to po…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Creativity Is Not The Last Thing People Need by Joe Patti

When I mentioned organizations addressing issues of health and safety in my post yesterday, I was thinking about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Between high school and my first couple years …

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Can’t Comp And Discount Your Way To An Audience by Joe Patti

You may have seen the video message by Guthrie Theatre artistic director Joseph Haj last week where he laid out why the Guthrie wouldn’t be offering their content virtually as other places…

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Lottery With Your Latte by Joe Patti

There was an article on Arts Professional UK a couple weeks ago that presented an intriguing idea–the use of receipt lotteries to fund arts & education. Receipt lotteries started in Ta…

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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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