All stories by Joe Patti on BroadwayStars

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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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Forgetting Artists Bring Value To The Art by Joe Patti

Last week, Sunil Iyengar is the NEA director of the Office of Research & Analysis, penned a piece aligned with the occasion of Labor Day, commenting that the value of art often subtracts…

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Sometimes You’re The Wind, Sometimes You’re The Weathervane by Joe Patti

Seth Godin made an interesting post that intersects somewhat with the questions arts organizations are having about putting content on digital platforms. Alas, I don’t know that it provide…

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Gentrification Is For More Than Just City Neighborhoods by Joe Patti

Shelterforce posted a video and article about how the term gentrification manifests in different ways and thus doesn’t always conform to the same definition in every community, leading to …

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Seats Are Open, But So Are The Doors For More Diverse Stories by Joe Patti

On Friday one of my colleagues at work is flying to NYC to see Springsteen on Broadway, the show that re-opened earlier than pretty much all the others. She purchased the tickets months ago …

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Info You Can Use: Database of Performing Arts Venue Vax Policies by Joe Patti

Drew McManus has started a database of the different policies performing arts venues around the country have enacted.  He started it last Friday and announced the 100th entry this morning. …

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You Can Lead A Patron To The Door, But Only They Decide If They Feel Safe Stepping In by Joe Patti

As something of a dovetail to my post yesterday about Drew McManus’ effort to compile a database of performing arts venue vaccination policies, (Drew reported a surge of new entries to the…

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Considering Appropriateness of Funding Set-Aside Practices by Joe Patti

Washington Post reported an interesting development in the Washington, D.C. arts and cultural environment last week. The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities asked the D.C. Council to …

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Searching For The Unforced Substitute by Joe Patti

Via is a FastCompany article by Amy Globus whose thesis is that Covid-19 gave the arts world the kick in the butt required to motivate it to think about how to leverage digit…

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Oh Jellyfish, Where Is Thy Sting? by Joe Patti

Hat tip to Georgia Council for the Arts which posted a link to the Smithsonian article, Why Science Needs Art.  The article focuses largely on marine life, but the basic gist is that there …

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Running An Intellectual Property Rights Grabbing Contest Isn’t A Good PR Move by Joe Patti

Laura Zabel, Executive Director of the awesome Springboard for the Arts posted a important Twitter thread on being mindful about the way you solicit creative work from the community. Are you…

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Free Admission Wasn’t Useful But Will It Become Necessary? by Joe Patti

According to CityLab Berliners are returning to the city’s museums, with credit being given to free admission Sundays.  Sixty-seven museums are offering free admission which is part of a …

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Logo May Be A Little Different, But The Brand Remains The Same by Joe Patti

I had a post appear on ArtsHacker this week that dealt with the concept of rebranding.  In the post I cite an article by Mark Ritson arguing for revitalization of a brand rather than rebran…

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Is Economic Impact Declining As Most Important Measure of Value? by Joe Patti

As I go about arguing against using measures like economic impact and test scores for valuing the arts, I occasionally get push back from people who note that for better or for worse dollars…

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Four Centuries of Romans Can’t Be Wrong by Joe Patti

For Purpose Law Group made a post on their site advocating shared leadership models for non-profits.  They note that there is an increasing recognition that a hierarchical model with a sole…

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Maintaining A Consistent Brand Requires Change by Joe Patti

When things have been going poorly for an organization and they seek a fresh start, (perhaps upon emerging from a national epidemic), the impulse is often to rebrand. However, in a Marketing…

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Little Bit Of Love For Intangible Benefits In Economic Reporting by Joe Patti

Being a big proponent of libraries a radio story by Marketplace on the value of libraries caught my attention. Being an economics focused show, their analysis initially focused on return on …

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Moving Beyond Under-Served by Joe Patti

Something has been puzzling me lately and I haven’t come any closer to figuring out the answer. I appears to me that when there is discussion about populations which are under-served by th…

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Are NFTs The Answer To Ticket Scalping? by Joe Patti

An appreciative nod to Artsjournal which posted a piece by Shelly Palmer on how the use of non-fungible tokens (NFT) can enhance event ticketing security, improve the resale market, and pote…

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

I Noticed You Checking Out Those Brush Strokes by Joe Patti

CityLab had an article about an art museum in Bologna, Italy which is using eye tracking to learn how visitors interact with works on display. In the process, the museum has learned unexpect…

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Barriers To Equity Admission Are Suddenly Dropped by Joe Patti

Big news today from Actors’ Equity Association  the union which represents stage actors and stage managers. The union basically immediately opened membership to anyone who has ever worked…

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There Will Be More Dancing In The Streets by Joe Patti

I saw an article on CityLab about some pretty successful Open Streets efforts that rose up during Covid.  If you aren’t familiar with the concept, Open Streets is a national effort to tem…

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Headlines Writing Checks That The Body Text Ain’t Really Cashing by Joe Patti

Yesterday, economist Tyler Cowen addressed one of the dichotomies being recognized in the arts sector – the conflict between values of equity, fairness, diversity, etc., espoused in the ar…

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It Turns Out Scooby-Doo Was Combating Unprincipled Gentrification by Joe Patti

Last week my organization was notified that we were being awarded funds for a grant we wrote to address the issue of blight in our community. The project was inspired by a comment a friend o…

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Did Covid Suddenly Make You More Aware of Sidewalk Space? by Joe Patti

The Americans for the Arts blog had an interview with an arts group that was flexing their skills to solve problems in their community. They spoke with Yin Kong, one of the founders of Think…

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Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54