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Friday, April 3, 2020

I Figured This Was Highly Unlikely. What A Difference A Month Makes by Joe Patti

Early last month I bookmarked an article by Jeremy Reynolds in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette intending to come back to address it in a blog post in some manner. In the article, Reynolds was ar…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Being Generous With Your Creativity by Joe Patti

Since I have been on the topic of arts and cultural organizations broadly providing content to anyone who happens by virtually, I figured there is space to point to another voice in the conv…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Streaming And Providing Content Is Well And Good, But What’s Next? by Joe Patti

Last week in reaction to my post about Colleen Dilenschneider’s suggestion that cultural non-profits continue their marketing efforts during the Covid-19 shutdowns with a shift in focus, C…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Imagine That, Creative Expression Retains And Increases In Value In Difficult Economic Times by Joe Patti

By now you have probably heard about all the residents of cities around the world who have emerged on balconies and rooftops to sing together or provide impromptu concerts to those in their …

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Not Only Is Marketing Everybody’s Job, It Has To Be Done All The Time–Even Now by Joe Patti

I highly recommend watching Collen Dilenschneider’s Know Your Own Bone site over the course of the Covid-19 epidemic. Every Monday she is posting data about intention to visit cultural ent…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Encouraging Creative Expression At A Social Distance by Joe Patti

I took a little break from social media this weekend. When I logged in this morning I was surprised to see how many local musicians had streamed concerts over the weekend. I have also been p…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

What Is Being Done In Your Name While You Are Away From The Office? by Joe Patti

I flipped my notepad over today and realized there was an important point I omitted from my discussion of the Americans for the Arts webinar I cited yesterday. Important enough that I am doi…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Small, But Growing Resources & Ideas For Live Streaming Your Covid-19 Displaced Events by Joe Patti

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, Americans for the Arts hosted a webinar on the impact of Covid-19 today. At its peak, there were over 800 participants. With all those people watching, t…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Upcoming Webinars: Guidance For Arts Community During Covid-19 Crisis by Joe Patti

Americans For The Arts is hosting a couple webinars to help the arts community deal with the situation surrounding Covid-19. It appears that both will be archived for those who can’t watch…

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Event Contracts, Postponements, and Cancellations in Light of Covid-19 by Joe Patti

If you are looking for some guidance about how to approach event cancellation/postponements in relation to everything shutting down due to Covid-19, I had a post go up on ArtsHacker today po…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Handling Contractual Elements of Event Cancellations Due To Epidemics & Other Crises by Joe Patti

As event cancellations have started to mount due to the growing number of Covid-19 cases around the country, there has been a lot of concerned conversation occurring about the invocation of …

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Gotta Keep Reading, Even Though You Hate To by Joe Patti

With all the anxiety being generated by news surrounding COVID-19, you probably don’t want to continue reading about the decisions groups are making about whether to continue events or not…

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Respecting The House Rules As A Guest by Joe Patti

While looking for something totally different, I happened upon a tribute to the recently deceased executive director of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo Service Center, Dean Matsubayashi. What at…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Portland, OR Art Tax Update by Joe Patti

Back in 2012, Portland, OR approved a $35 tax to supports arts education and arts organizations around the city. In 2017 I wrote a post about how overhead was starting to cut into the amount…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Leaders Call For Disarmament Of Weapons Grade Elitism by Joe Patti

I think there is probably enough overlap between my readers and Drew McManus on Adaptistration that I am not bringing anything new to the table when I point to his most recent post. But man!…

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Discount Unto Others As You Would Have Others Discount Unto You by Joe Patti

Collen Dilenschneider is increasingly becoming my go-to source for general data about audience behavior in relation to pricing. Last month, she posted about the perception and attitudes free…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Don’t Ignore “Can’t Use My Tickets” Posts On Your Social Media Page by Joe Patti

I wrote a post that appeared on Artshacker today about ticket scams occurring in the comments section of performing arts organization social media accounts. Essentially, what happens is that…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Scammers In Your Social Media Community by Joe Patti

On my personal blog, I have written about the problem of ticketing websites that masquerade as legitimate performance venues and either sell fake or highly marked up tickets.  I have to say…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Problems So Obvious A College Student Can Analyze Them In A Week by Joe Patti

Earlier this month, Vu Le at Non-Profit AF made one of those posts you didn’t know you needed until it was written. In it he addressed the stress higher education school projects have on a…

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Sweetening Incentives To Experience Creativity With Strangers by Joe Patti

Knowing that one of the biggest barriers people experience when planning to go to an event is not having someone to accompany them, five years ago I was inspired by a Brazilian bus company t…

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Monday, February 24, 2020

When The Docent Is Just As Storied As The Artifact by Joe Patti

Back in November 2018, I wrote about how the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology was hiring refugees from Middle Eastern countries to act as docents for galleri…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Finally, A Procurement Platform For Non-Profit Arts by Joe Patti

Finally, a dream a decade in the making is coming to fruition!   Though I am sure he doesn’t recall it at all, in a post back in 2010 I had suggested that Drew McManus’ Venture Industr…

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There Is No Business Case For Social & Cultural Advancement by Joe Patti

H/T to for linking to a FastCompany article about the problem with making a business case for diversity. I saw a lot of parallels between the rationale laid out by author, Sa…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

You Can Tap Into The Arts, But No One Will Think It Does Any Good by Joe Patti

In the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death, Dance Magazine related a short anecdote about Bryant taking tap dance lessons to help prevent additional injury to his ankles. That summer, he researche…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Pop Music, Now With Less Pep by Joe Patti

Via Arts and Letters Daily is a link to an Aeon piece that claims pop songs have gotten increasingly sadder and negative over the last 50 years.  They lay out their method of analyzing lyri…

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The Socio-Economic-Ethnically Diverse Audience You Seek Is At The Library by Joe Patti

There was an article on the Arts Professional site urging care in the Arts Council of England’s initiative to increase investment in libraries over the next decade. The author of the piece…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The First Rule Of Modern Composer Club, Don’t Talk About Modern Composer Club by Joe Patti

Conductor Robert Trevino had a novel idea of getting people to attend concerts by modern composers…don’t tell people what the program was going to be. Counter-intuitively, the concerts h…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Reading Rebranding As “You Aren’t Wanted” by Joe Patti

Last month you may have read a number of news stories about the Methodist church in Minnesota with declining attendance that decided to kick out all their old members so they could attract y…

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

One Does Not Simply Walk Into The Met Opera Orchestra Pit by Joe Patti

Hat tip to Drew McManus for reposting a link to timpanist Jason Haaheim’s summary of his 13 part series on the value of deliberate practice. I figure Drew just reposted the link as bait to…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Art Helps Get The Buses Running On Time And Where They Are Needed by Joe Patti

Last week Shelterforce had an article about places around the country that are using arts and culture strategies as part of transit planning processes. They provide examples of projects in b…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Glasses Are Just One Way To Hear People’s Light by Joe Patti

About two weeks ago, I wrote about how England’s National Theatre has been developing technology and processes to provide closed captioning glasses to audience members who may be D/deaf an…

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