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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Stuff You Don’t Think About – Relation Between Insurance And Ability To Hang Art by Joe Patti

Lately I have been seeing articles in The Guardian that are calling attention to overlooked aspects of creative practice that have big impacts if conditions start to change. A couple weeks a…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Bad Enough Having Computers Making Hiring Decisions, Are Grants Awards Next? by Joe Patti

A couple weeks ago Vu Le wrote about how useful AI can potentially be in the process of writing grants. So often granting organizations essentially ask for the same information, with some va…

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More Reasons Not To Use Contextomy by Joe Patti

I recently saw an article in The Guardian about a controversy that arose from misrepresenting reviews of a book by Jordan Peterson through the use of selective editing. The Times columnist J…

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

The Bell Works, But It Needs You by Joe Patti

A couple weeks ago, I caught a story on NPR about a temporary monument exhibit that has been placed on the National Mall in Washington, DC.  While a little more permanent than a pop-up exhi…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Strip Club Dancers Return To Work With Actors’ Equity Representation by Joe Patti

Last September I made a post about strippers working at a club in Los Angeles who were approaching Actors’ Equity Association to help them unionize their workplace. Today I saw on …

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Strength Of Intent To Return May Be Stronger Predictor Of Return Than Even Enjoyment Of Experience by Joe Patti

I recently received an email which directed me to a 2021 study funded by the Wallace Foundation called, What They Say And What They Do which essentially looked at whether people who say they…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Another Effort At Efficiently Crunching 990 Data by Joe Patti

Thanks to the Non-Profit Law Blog’s weekly curated link list, I learned that there is a new collaborative working on a way to provide a clearinghouse for raw, clean, and standardized nonpr…

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Monday, August 28, 2023

You’re Not Hiring Them To Fit In by Joe Patti

There was a short piece in Fast Company today that discusses hiring employees in similar terms to what is required to broaden and diversify audiences – You have to hire for the company cul…

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

August Wilson Biography Causing Some Buzz by Joe Patti

The Atlantic recently ran a piece by Imani Perry reviewing a biography of playwright August Wilson by Patti Hartigan. The book has been getting a lot of notice over the last few weeks. This …

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Fewer Non-Profits Engaging In Lobbying Advocacy Than 20 Years Ago by Joe Patti

According to a story on the Associated Press, fewer non-profits are engaging in lobbying efforts than 20 years ago. The Independent Sector had commissioned a study that found less than 1/3 o…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Broadway Books Babysitters To Bolster Attendance by Joe Patti

Ken Davenport recently posted that the Broadway Production of Here Lies Love was working on lowering barriers to attendance by offering babysitting during four upcoming performances. “Here…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Will Dwindling Supply Of Trained Piano Tuners Also Threaten Arts Orgs by Joe Patti

Caught a timely article from The Guardian about the dwindling number of piano tuners in Australia. I am fairly certain arts and cultural organizations in other countries are having a similar…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Give A Kid A Culture Voucher And They Buy Books As Well As Experiences by Joe Patti

I have been keeping an eye on the cultural voucher programs various European countries employ to encourage young people to get out and engage in different experiences. The program differ in …

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Monday, August 14, 2023

When Trying To Break Boundaries Threatens To Break Your Spirit by Joe Patti

Last week on the Association of Performing Arts Professional’s (APAP) podcast, Emily Isaacson of Classical Uprising talked about some of the frustrating experiences she has had trying to a…

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Thursday, August 10, 2023

Is Bottom Up Funding Of The Arts The Next Business Model? by Joe Patti

There was another editorial about how the arts should be funded that is getting a lot of notice this week. You may recall I had posted about Isaac Butler’s editorial in the NY Times a coup…

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Wednesday, August 9, 2023

What Donors Want Vs. Org Capacity To Provide by Joe Patti

Today Margy Waller posted a link to an opinion piece from the Chronicle of Philanthropy with that comment that the piece was not satire. While the piece was apparently posted in June, a vers…

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright by Joe Patti

There was an interesting and rather lengthy article in the Chronicle of Higher Education last week about the puppetry program at West Virginia University. It is apparently one of the few deg…

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

California Politicians Ask T. Swift To Postpone Shows In Solidarity With Union Strike by Joe Patti

Via the CityLab newsletter, Politico recently reported that the Lt. Governor of California, Eleni Kounalakis, was among a number of politicians calling upon Taylor Swift to postpone her show…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

NYC TKTS Booth Turns 50 by Joe Patti

On June 25, the TKTS booth in Times Square turned 50. I have written about some precursors to the discount ticketing booth The whole history is pretty fascinating, especially if you view it …

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Monday, July 31, 2023

Do You Remember Your First Concert Experience? by Joe Patti

Last week Washington Post contributor Theodore Johnson reflected back on the first concert he saw when he was 9 years old (The Fat Boys). He noted that due to Covid restrictions, this summer…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Bad News As Portland Announces Withdrawl From Regional Arts Group by Joe Patti

Some disappointing news out of Oregon. Portland is withdrawing support and participation from the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), an independent organization that handles grantin…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

How Will The New Albright-Know Be Received By Buffalo’s Working Class by Joe Patti

Bloomberg had an article about the renovated Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, now rebranded Buffalo AKG Art Museum. Prior to the renovation, the director said people would frequentl…

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More Funding, But For Status Quo Or Difficult Change? by Joe Patti

There was a lot of chatter on the Twittersphere last week (which I guess is the X Corp-sphere now?) over a NY Times editorial that Isaac Butler wrote advocating for the federal government to…

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Covid Era Virtual Programming Continues To Be Successful For Some Arts Orgs by Joe Patti

Amid all the stories of arts organizations closing and scaling back, I saw a piece about a dance company in Dallas that has seen their situation improve with virtual and live programming dur…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Will Airline Fraud Provide Impetus For Google To Stamp Out Clone Ticketing Sites? by Joe Patti

About a month ago, I wrote about the Fix the Tix Coalition which is advocating for laws to change exploitative ticket practices. Among the practices they were trying to change is websites ma…

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Monday, July 17, 2023

Quotas For Low Value Degrees by Joe Patti

This morning Arts Emergency, a UK based organization which advocates for the arts & humanities and puts a lot of effort into finding mentors for young creatives, post the following on Tw…

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Will Lunch Conversations & Bespoke Experiences Replace Fundraising Galas by Joe Patti

A post by Jason Lewis who writes The Butterfly Effect on substack suggests taking a donor to lunch is going to be a much better investment of time and resources when it comes to doing a bett…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Will Irish Artists Sleep Better With A Guaranteed Basic Income by Joe Patti

I have written before about Ireland’s plan to provide a guaranteed basic income for artists. A couple weeks ago, NBC News posted a story about the program on their website. In all, 2000 ar…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023

You Can’t Measure The Value Of Arts In Dollars, But Not Having It Will Cost You by Joe Patti

A couple weeks ago in The Globe & Mail, Max Wyman wrote an opinion piece declaring the value of art and culture in Canada shouldn’t just be measured by economic standards. Long time re…

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Monday, July 3, 2023

You Wanna Be Where Everybody Know Your Name by Joe Patti

I am not sure when Culturebot fell off my daily reading list, but the last time I referenced a post was 2014. Thankfully linked to a piece by Andy Horowitz this week so the b…

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Interesting History of Drag In Twin Cities by Joe Patti

As Pride Month comes to an end, I wanted to call attention to an interesting piece that appeared earlier this month about the history of drag performances in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area du…

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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