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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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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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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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