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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Audiences Should Accept No Substitutes by Joe Patti

Seth Godin had a post this week that serves as a good reminder to arts organizations to make your brand and experience distinctive so that audiences can’t substitute another’s experience…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

What People Say Helps Them Feel Welcome by Joe Patti

Yesterday, I mentioned some of the factors about membership/subscription benefits that Colleen Dilenschneider and the folks at IMPACTS identified as most motivating for different generations…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

It’s The Mission, Not The Money That Keeps Them Coming Back by Joe Patti

Earlier this month, Colleen Dilenschneider’s team at IMPACTS released some interesting insights about what features of memberships and subscriptions most appeal to different groups. (subsc…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Who Remembers When There Were Shared Comedy Bits? by Joe Patti

There is a lot of concern these days about intellectual property rights. Artists don’t want their work copied, sampled, superficially reproduced, etc., and have someone else profit off it.…

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Champagne In The Ladies Church/Restroom by Joe Patti

I was somewhat amused by the story of a museum in Tasmania that had a lawsuit brought against it because one of its exhibits was intentionally designed to exclude those who did not identify …

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Yeah It’s Hot, But Very Little Sustenance Consuming The Roiling Steam Of Culture by Joe Patti

Seth Godin made a post today that advocates for the value of the journey over the destination: TL;DR is defensive. Not simply because it defends our time, but because it defends us from chan…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Creativity Isn’t Locked Away In This Shed by Joe Patti

Rochester Institute of Technology (RTI) has a new building that puts creative spaces right next to each other. The Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED) has acting and and danc…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Marketing Storytelling Is All About The Timing by Joe Patti

I recently saw this TED talk by Kelly D. Parker, a marketing professional who calls herself a storytelling strategist.  Her talk was on the power of storytelling and there were a number of …

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

When The Marketing Department Is Expected To Do A Lot Of Heavy Lifting by Joe Patti

I know I have been citing Seth Godin a lot lately, but he has had a lot of posts that seemed relevant lately. One of his recent ones addresses how marketing is expected to do a lot of the li…

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Monday, April 29, 2024

More Untruth In Advertising by Joe Patti

Over the course of the years, I have written on the practice of chopping up reviewer quotes and fitting things back together to make it sound like the critic enjoyed the show. It is called c…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Choose Yourself Over The Long Haul by Joe Patti

Seth Godin had posted on the 150th anniversary of Impressionism which is benchmarked from the April 15, 1874 art exhibition organized by a number of artists whose work had been refused by th…

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Getting All Eyes And Minds On Accessibility by Joe Patti

Yesterday, the Western Arts Federation (WESTAF) sponsored a webinar on accessibility lead by Betty Siegel, Director Office of Accessibility and VSA at The Kennedy Center. Siegel was absolute…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Donors May Be Adding Inefficiencies To Fundraising by Joe Patti

Seth Godin recently made an interesting post about non-profit fundraising, in particular the inefficiencies that exist in the process that can’t be fixed by technology, because it can, but…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

There Is A Group Naming Names And Advocating For Better Funding Practices by Joe Patti

Around the start of the year, the group Crappy Funding Practices was created on LinkedIn. Vu Le who writes the Nonprofit AF blog had started calling out the problematic practices of funders …

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Benefits Of Incorporating Your Arts Career by Joe Patti

h/t for linking to a really valuable article on Observer about considering creating a limited liability corporation (LLC) if you are an artist.  I recently created a post on…

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Should Your Work Be Protected By An LLC? by Joe Patti

Recently Observer posted on a topic well worth considering – artists forming limited liability corporations (LLC) to shield their personal assets from being subject to lawsuits. By separat…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Toward A More Shared Curation Experience by Joe Patti

I’m not really a big fan of improv, but I was intrigued by the concept of a show called The Worst Cafe in the World, which has transferred from Belfast to Off-Broadway this month. The show…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Filling Freed Up Space With Generosity by Joe Patti

Seth Godin often posts on the theme of generosity.  Looking back at my past posts, I quickly came up with a handful I made about his discussion of the links between generosity, creativity, …

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Dancing And Singing Scientific Study Data by Joe Patti

I recently caught this story about an anthropologist at the University of South Florida (USF) who studied the impact of algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico and was concerned no one would read…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Art Is Everywhere When You Look At The World Through A Creative Lens by Joe Patti

Sort of dovetailing with my post yesterday about art and science nourishing each other, you may have seen that scientists have named a new species of gecko after Vincent Van Gogh. Yes, every…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

How Important Is Creativity? Let The Census Director Count The Ways by Joe Patti

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) posted a slightly longer than usual podcast episode a few weeks back with a conversation between NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson and US Census Burea…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Alignment of Storytelling by Joe Patti

Back in February I caught a broadcast of NPR’s podcast show Code Switch where the episode was about the music that came out of or was inspired by Japanese internment. Artists like Kishi Ba…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Intended Customers Aren’t The Only Targets Of Customer-Centric Efforts by Joe Patti

I wanted to brag a bit on my staff today. For about a year now I have been talking about making our promotional materials and operational habits focused more toward attendees rather than inw…

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Monday, March 25, 2024

Looking Like The Hero, But Feeling Like The Imposter Of Our Story by Joe Patti

Seth Godin recently made a post reminding us that even those who seem like they are well-established in their career as artists may not feel that secure. He cites an article on a recent docu…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Helping People Persuade Themselves by Joe Patti

Seth Godin made a post recently suggesting that the most effective persuasion occurs when we persuade ourselves. The purpose of the memo or the table or the graph or the presentation is to c…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Mind Blowing How Much Close Family And Friends Add To Attendance Experience by Joe Patti

Some pretty compelling evidence that we should be encouraging people to participate in arts and cultural activities with family and friends. Colleen Dilenschneider and the folks at IMPACT re…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Need To Create Promotional Content Competes With Need To Create Creative Content by Joe Patti

A few years ago I wrote a post about how actors were discovering that how many followers you had on social media was being taken into account during casting decisions. Vox recently had an ar…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Getting Into Art Can Require Seeking Something Of Yourself In Art by Joe Patti

Last month Vox had a piece by Courtney Tenz about how to interpret art. It isn’t the sort of article you can simply link a social media post to for your audiences to read. One of Tenz’s …

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Some Ticketing Reform Bills Being Manipulated To Benefit Secondary/Speculative Market by Joe Patti

A nod to Erick Deshaun Dorris for the link to a Guardian article about how ticket resellers are leveraging the hatred being directed at Ticketmaster to manipulate legislation to their benefi…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

The Work Doesn’t Get Any Easier At The Top by Joe Patti

The Chronicle of Philanthropy had an article written by the co-executive directors of the Building Movement Project (BMP) which focuses on non-profit leadership issues. I have been writing a…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Customer Centric Marketing Tips All In One Place by Joe Patti

I have been writing about the importance of providing audience focused marketing and experiences for a number of years now. These three links are just representative of  the hundreds of pos…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards