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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Dance Got Them Through Tough Times Before by Joe Patti

There was a piece on Vox today that I jumped on with interest because the title seemed to imply it was about a family run dance school applying for the Paycheck Protection Program.  I shoul…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

At Least You Can Put Your Feet Up On The Seat In Front Of You by Joe Patti

There has been a lot of conversation among my peers about how to revamp our venue seating charts to comply with social distancing. Some people were seating in every other row with 3-4 seats …

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Data Driven In Word, Not Deed by Joe Patti

Interesting article on Harvard Business Review site titled Is Your Business Masquerading as Data-Driven? Now you probably feel that when are stumbling blind through an environment everyone s…

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Some Things To Consider Before Getting In To Performance Streaming by Joe Patti

The challenges of Covid-19 raise for arts organizations has resulted in a number of valuable resources being produced. When I came across them, I am often torn between writing about them on …

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Legal Considerations For Live Streaming Performances by Joe Patti

As live-streaming performances moves from being quickly assembled, impromptu performances organizations were using to keep connected with audiences during Covid-19 quarantine toward being a …

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Marquee Messaging For Morale by Joe Patti

A number of theaters around the country have started posting messages on their marquees to bolster the morale of their community. Here at my venue, we were trying to think of a message to po…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Creativity Is Not The Last Thing People Need by Joe Patti

When I mentioned organizations addressing issues of health and safety in my post yesterday, I was thinking about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Between high school and my first couple years …

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Can’t Comp And Discount Your Way To An Audience by Joe Patti

You may have seen the video message by Guthrie Theatre artistic director Joseph Haj last week where he laid out why the Guthrie wouldn’t be offering their content virtually as other places…

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Lottery With Your Latte by Joe Patti

There was an article on Arts Professional UK a couple weeks ago that presented an intriguing idea–the use of receipt lotteries to fund arts & education. Receipt lotteries started in Ta…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Alas, Germany Didn’t Allocate $54 Billion In Relief Funding To The Arts by Joe Patti

You may remember reading that Germany had rolled out €50 billion ($54 billion) in funding for the arts a few weeks back. The news was touted as putting arts funding in the US to shame. Whi…

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Things To Consider As States Start To Re-Open (#1 Buy A Tape Measure) by Joe Patti

There are a lot of stories out there about how some US states are allowing businesses to open. To my knowledge, none have reached the point of allowing live performance venues to open yet, b…

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Guidance On Covid-19 Re-Openings, Even If Only Virtually by Joe Patti

If you are looking for advice on best practices for arts and cultural entities once they are allowed to re-open, Downtown Professionals Network (DPN) has created a website specifically focus…

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Always A Good Sign When Survey Respondents Crash Your Website by Joe Patti

Some encouraging news for all you data hungry folks. The special Covid-19 version of the Culture Track survey I mentioned last week launched today…but only for some communities. Apparently…

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What Questions Are You Asking That Result In Good Conversations? by Joe Patti

I don’t know about everyone else, but I started feeling like the phrases “unprecedented time” and “we’re all in this together” got overused pretty quickly these last couple month…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

The Visuals Of Open Arts Organizations As A Sign Of Economic Vibrancy by Joe Patti

I noticed something very interesting on Friday morning as I was checking out different news sites. It appears that on at least a subconscious level a number of news outlets equate theaters w…

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Give Seth Godin A Guest Pass And He Will Bring 80 Friends by Joe Patti

Capacity Interactive’s Erik Gensler scored a podcast interview with Seth Godin to discuss what the post-Covid-19 future for the arts might look like.  There is a transcript of the intervi…

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Setting Up A Legal Meeting When You Can’t Legally Meet by Joe Patti

June 30 is the end of the fiscal year for a lot of non-profits. In light of that, non-profit organizations generally have board meeting around this time of year in an effort to report where …

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Get Legit Data About Covid-19’s Influence On Your Audience by Joe Patti

Long time readers of the blog know that I am a big fan of the results of the Culture Track survey conducted every three years to gauge shifting attitudes and perceptions about cultural activ…

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Might Be About Time To Get Back In The Fundraising Saddle by Joe Patti

If there has been any benefit from the Covid-19 shut down it is the sheer number of webinars being offered to help businesses and other non-profit organizations connect with resources. I am …

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Online Meetings & Open Meeting Laws by Joe Patti

Do Your By-laws Allow For Online Meetings? If you live in the United States, you may remember there was much ado when members of the House of Representatives had to return to Washington D.C.…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Thought Exercises About Your Revamped Future Organization by Joe Patti

Non-Profit Quarterly recently wrote about the big impact the closure of libraries during coronavirus has had on communities. In recent years there have been people who have opined that libra…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

A Pandemic Is All The More Reason To Resist “For The Exposure” by Joe Patti

One of the concerns I have had with so many artists providing their talent and content for free over the internet while people are sequestered at home during the coronavirus epidemic is that…

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Changes To Butts In The Seats Email Subscriptions by Joe Patti

Hey loyal Butts In The Seats feed subscribers! This weekend we are changing the service that delivers posts by email. Everyone who has subscribed to the feed will be added to the new system.…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

While You Worry About Business Slowing Down, Prepare For A Sudden Ramp Up by Joe Patti

The Conversation site had an article about the impact of Covid-19 on entertainment venues and events last month. (h/t to Authors Chris Gibbs and Louis-Etienne Dubois urge ev…

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Public Policy Has Broader Influence On Attendance Than You May Realize by Joe Patti

I had mentioned before that Colleen Dilenschneider was making weekly posts on an ongoing cycle of surveying about how Covid-19 is impacting intention to visit cultural organizations. The pos…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

You Know You Have Developed Good Relationships When A Coal Miner Supports A Solar Power Project by Joe Patti

About two years ago I briefly mentioned a presentation made by Ben Fink at a conference about a community solar project Appalshop was working on in the heart of Kentucky coal country. Fink r…

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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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