Thursday, September 17, 2020

Merit Can Be More Easily Inherited Than Earned by Joe Patti

There was an article on San Francisco Classical Voice website on September 1 about racism in classical music titled “The Last Water Fountain: The Struggle Against Systemic Racism in Classi…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Cirque Got Back In The Air In China by Joe Patti

Many have probably heard about the Broadway productions in South Korea which only experienced a brief shutdown thanks to the swift and fairly comprehensive measures the government and produc…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Live From Our Fire Escape by Joe Patti

Today Drew McManus had a post on Adaptistration titled “In the Age Of COVID, Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention.” This was pretty timely because I had my own tale of adapting to the ti…

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

That Ineffable Value by Joe Patti

A post on ye olde Twitter feed led me to a piece on The Globe & Mail site structured as a conversation between J. Kelly Nestruck (theatre critic) and Kate Taylor (visual art critic). In …

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Going To A Museum To Gather Information by Joe Patti

I saw an article about an interview with Kimberly Drew on Slate that I really liked. Drew had a book come out, This Is What I Know About Art . What grabbed my attention was Drew defining a …

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Man Who Decided To Raise Artists Instead of Chickens by Joe Patti

It was with some sorrow that I learned this week that a great man who has literally been part of the grassroots effort to provide arts experiences to young people died last week. Albert Appe…

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Fulfilling Mission Vs. Fulfilling Design by Joe Patti

Drew McManus has recently rolled out a video podcast on the Adaptistration site with the goal of addressing topics facing the orchestra business. Today, he posted the second episode title, A…

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Love It So Much I Had To Destroy It by Joe Patti

A little background. I have had a Facebook account since ~2011 but I only created it so I could access and control my organizational Facebook pages. There are a very small number of people I…

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Do They Know Its Covid Time At All? by Joe Patti

I am guessing it isn’t any news that a lot of arts and cultural organizations are struggling financially and grappling with the challenges presented by Covid-19. I mean, there is a lobbyin…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

We Are More Accepting Of Disease Spreading In Large Crowds Than I Thought by Joe Patti

A recent study looking at a connection between influenza mortality and professional sports leagues provides some insights into the possible impact of the more highly contagious Covid-19 viru…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Seems More About Arts Production Than Gender Identity–Just As It Should Be by Joe Patti

This past weekend the Macon Film Festival held one of their few live screenings of this year in my theater. (The rest of the festival content is being streamed.) They showed The Sound of Ide…

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Always Wear Clean Underwear Theory of Management by Joe Patti

Collen Dilenschneider most a recent post about the factors that influence a cultural organization’s reputation. In order they are: Favorability, Mission Execution, Onsite Experience, Stabi…

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Flippin’ Piece of Art by Joe Patti

While I am not really plugged into the visual arts gallery/museum world, one topic I have seen come up repeatedly is the sense that the creator of a piece should realize some benefit when th…

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

A Luxury Until You Ask: “Did Anybody Feel Like This Before?” by Joe Patti

If you have read this blog for any length of time, you probably know that my gold standard for speeches about creative practice is one made by Ira Glass. This being said, the TED site recent…

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Music Doesn’t Make You Smarter, You Were Smart Already by Joe Patti

Not long ago I saw a link on to a short news piece saying a study found music won’t make people smarter. I sought out the study in on the Memory & Cognition journal web…

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What’s This Soft Landing Thing You Speak Of? by Joe Patti

This week Vu Le at the Nonprofit AF wrote a pretty thought provoking post about the way the left-leaning non-profit sector consumes, rather than supports, its leaders as more conservative fo…

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Talking More About The Real DNA of Your Successes by Joe Patti

Nina Simon was recently a guest on a podcast hosted by Culture Reset. As always, I find anything she has to say increases my contemplation about the way arts organizations, including my own,…

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Are You An Implementer Or A Reader Of Arts Blog Knowledge? by Joe Patti

Via, on Arts & Culture Texas site, Tarra Gaines gives name to the difference between live and streamed performance. (my emphasis) Amid this deluge of performance art offe…

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Even Covid Can’t Stop Translating Plan Into Action by Joe Patti

If readers have been paying close attention, you probably know I currently run an historic theater in Macon, GA. Last week, the Macon Arts Alliance released the cultural master plan the comm…

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Please Yield To Oncoming Road Boxes Before Proceeding To Dance On Stage by Joe Patti

I had a post today on ArtsHacker with the click-baity title, You Can’t Just Let People Tear Your Clothes Off Anymore. The post talks about the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Em…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

You’re Invited To My Pool For A Concert by Joe Patti

I am sure a lot of people are wondering what other people are doing about performances as you plan for the day you can actually start again. shared a number of images and video…

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200 Years Later, Still Looking For Concert Sponsors by Joe Patti

From the “more things change, the more things stay the same,” whose life do you think this describes? ….she is particularly sharp-eyed, and refreshing, on the practicalities that shape…

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Choose Wisely by Joe Patti

I have had a little bit of survey fatigue so I haven’t been keeping up with Colleen Dilenschneider’s ongoing updates on audiences willingness to return to cultural organizations. As a re…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Proteges Aren’t Vessels To Be Filled by Joe Patti

Daniel Pink tweeted about a mentorship study conducted by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University this week. While the study was conducted on scientists, I have to think …

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…..Though Lack of Transparency Hinders A Professional From Knowing Their Value by Joe Patti

Perhaps providentially after my post last week about how a professional know their value, I saw a post on HowlRound by Elsa Hiltner which address some of the factors underlying the stereotyp…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

A Professional Knows Their Value by Joe Patti

Seth Godin offers a pretty good definition of amateur, professional and hack in a recent post. While I haven’t fully considered all the implications of his definition, I feel like it makes…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Love-Hate Relationship With Curtain Speeches by Joe Patti

Troublemaker that Drew McManus is, he suggested that as people return to live performances post-Covid, arts organizations should re-think the hallowed curtain speech. He argues that patrons …

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Not So Strange, But Does Require Effort by Joe Patti

Non-Profit Quarterly made a post in May that just came across my social media feed today about a weekly Zoom call 200+ arts organizations in NYC are having in order to share information duri…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Yeah, I Have Weird Feelings, Too by Joe Patti

Hat tip to the National Endowment for the Arts for linking to this video of an 11 year old taking The Bob Ross Challenge – basically trying to keep up and replicate Bob Ross’ painting in…

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Culture Track Report Says The Same People Won’t Be Returning by Joe Patti

You may have seen the news today that the results of the Culture Track Covid-19 report were publicly released today. While some of the data about audience willingness to return to arts and c…

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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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