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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Ringling Bros Circus Is Back With More Story And No Animals by Joe Patti

Via is a story on Fast Company about the return of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus which ceased operations in 2017. Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus is…

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Emotionally Intelligent Ticket Purchasing Experience by Joe Patti

Being customer focused rather than internally focused is the name of the game these days. Drew McManus provided a great example of customer focused design in an interview on Dave Wakeman’s…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Sharing Some Info About Getting Public Art Commissions by Joe Patti

Hyperallergic had an article about how artists can get a public/private art commission. Paddy Johnson responds saying “…there are so many ways to get commissions, yet so few shared resou…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Artist Housing Can Be A Point Of Compromise…And That Isn’t Always A Good Thing by Joe Patti

Back in February, Bloomberg had a story about a housing project proposed in an old police station in Silver Springs, MD where the desire for affordable housing and artist housing was bridged…

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Snapshot Of 2021 Arts Gives Hints About How We Got To Today by Joe Patti

Last week, Sunil Iyengar, Director of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was on the NEA’s  Quick Study podcast (transcript) talking about the state of the …

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Inalienable Right To Be Untalented by Joe Patti

Busy into the evening tonight so I thought these brief thoughts from New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael, shared by Isaac Butler might be a good subject to ponder. The no-talent has as much …

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Muscle Memory In Dancing And Coding by Joe Patti

While it has only been about six months since I shared a story about the Philadelphia based project DanceLogic which teaches girls to code through choreography, I saw another piece recently …

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Monday, March 13, 2023

Will Augmented Reality For Cooking Provide A Successful Application For Opera Notes? by Joe Patti

Rainer Glaap recently posted a story about Deutsche Oper am Rhein’s (German Opera on the Rhein) partnership with Vodaphone to offer augmented information about the opera’s production of …

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Would You Rather Have An Eagle Tear Out Your Liver Or Fill Out Grant Budget Forms? by Joe Patti

About six months ago I drew attention to Vu Le’s humorous recasting of Greek myths with non-profit themes. I was delighted when he released his next installment this week adapting six more…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Artistic Citizenship – Is It Valued, Who Will Teach It? by Joe Patti

A couple months back, Arts Professional had an article by Jonathan Vaughan, Principal of Guildhall School of Music & Drama, asking if “artistic citizenship” could be taught. Defining…

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Monday, March 6, 2023

“The Slap Is Only One Syllable In A Long Story” by Joe Patti

Interesting article on Slate today written by Patrick Vala-Haynes, who teaches stage combat to middle and high school age students. If you aren’t familiar with the practice, stage combat t…

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

So Is Broadway Still Burning Its Workers Out? by Joe Patti

Last month CNBC had a profile of an assistant company manager working on the Broadway show “& Juliet.”   If you don’t know what a company manager on a theatrical production does,…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Got A Good Beat, You Can Dance To It…And It’s Taking Our Jobs by Joe Patti

I was listening to an episode of the Code Switch podcast this weekend while I was out walking. The topic was about how merengue was the basis for a culture war in Puerto Rico.  What, at fir…

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Monday, February 27, 2023

Unexpected Headline – Black Sabbath The Ballet Premieres In September by Joe Patti

In a case of “not something I had imagined”, the Birmingham Royal Ballet recently decided to create a ballet set to the music of Black Sabbath, who got their start in the city. Lead guit…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Congratulations On Your Failure! (Make Sure To Show Your Work) by Joe Patti

This Facebook post about the Failure Award Scholarship immediately caught my eye this morning.  Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is looking for creative Colorado seniors to apply to their …

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Monday, February 20, 2023

Videogame Inspired Tourism by Joe Patti

I saw this tweet the beginning of the month and was engaged by the idea of video game inspired tourism. The video game Fallout76 is set in a post apocalyptic rendering of WV, much of it imma…

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

When Audiences Take “Best Party In Town” Marketing At Their Word by Joe Patti

The last few months I have been seeing a number of stories about audiences in UK theaters being abusive toward staff and other patrons. A week or so ago, The Stage reported that Edinburgh Pl…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Creating Conversations Around Arts Reality Shows by Joe Patti

You may have recently seen that MTV and the Hirshhorn Museum are teaming up to create a TV series to find the next great visual artist. As soon as I saw this, I recalled that there had been …

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Monday, February 13, 2023

Boy, This Seems To Be The Month For Ticket Pricing Conversations by Joe Patti

You may have seen that the AMC movie chain decided to implement tiered pricing for their theaters with higher prices for preferred seating and lower pricing for less desirable front row seat…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

What Profits A Man To Gain Riches, But Lose His Ardent Fans by Joe Patti

I was not keeping close tabs on the topics President Biden was expected to cover in the State of the Union so it was a coincidence that yesterday’s post was about exorbitant add on fees on…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Keep An Eye On The Ticketing Uproar by Joe Patti

With people feeling more comfortable going to public events again, the travails consumers suffer when trying to purchase tickets are coming front and center. Last week TicketNews reported th…

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Monday, February 6, 2023

What Is The Value Of A Press Release When News Stories Are Written By AI? by Joe Patti

Many readers know that I recently moved from Macon, GA to take up a job in Colorado. Even before I moved, I was astounded by the number of articles that were being written about Macon, encou…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Australia’s Last Poet Laureate Was A Convict? by Joe Patti

Big news out of Australia where the first national arts policy since 2013 was announced.  In addition to commitments of funding to specific entities and organizations, arguably the most sig…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Less Attendees=Increased Satisfaction by Joe Patti

Last week when I was writing about the ticketing trends being forecast for the coming year, I accidentally omitted an additional point from the article I found pretty interesting.  Apparent…

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Why You Are Streaming Broadway Shows Produced In London by Joe Patti

I have been following Diep Tran on social media for years so I got a minor thrill when she announced she was named editor-in-chief of Playbill last October.  Last week she posted an explain…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Sending My Love To You by Joe Patti

A little divergence from my usual posting topics. As many readers know, I moved to Loveland, CO in late Fall to take a position. As you might imagine, Valentine’s Day is something of a big…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

APAP’S Conference Takeaways by Joe Patti

Last week I mentioned some of my experiences at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) conference.  The conference recently sent out a list of 10 takeaways for their own. T…

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Monday, January 23, 2023

Friendly Fraud And Other Ticketing Trends To Watch by Joe Patti

Last week there was a post on the INTIX website listing 19 trends for 2023.  The list contains prognostications from people handling tickets for both arts and sports events so your mileage …

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Theater Games To Mirror Daily Interactions by Joe Patti

h/t to Howard Sherman who posted a link to a story about how theater can teach empathy to kids. The article talks about how common theater games like mirroring can cultivate active listening…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Non-Profit Arts Workers, What Are You Tired Of? by Joe Patti

For the APAP conference this past weekend, one of the primary plenaries was “A Brutally Honest Conversation about Nonprofit, For-Profits, Government, Philanthropy, and the Arts.” (panel …

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Monday, January 16, 2023

A Few Lessons From Covid and SVOG by Joe Patti

I was attending the Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference recently and sat in on a Life After SVOG session. There were a number of things discussed that either fell into th…

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