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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Be Careful Monetizing Those Vacation Videos by Joe Patti

So as you are getting out there traveling to enjoy the natural beauty of the U.S. National Parks this summer, you may want to take a cautionary note from a case Gordon Firemark wrote about i…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Is There A Way Past Fighting And Bad Behavior At Shows? by Joe Patti

So either the disruptions at performances in the UK are growing increasingly problematic or the topic has become a favorite bete noire of news outlets because I continue to see stories on th…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Non-Profits Didn’t Volunteer For Mandatory Volunteerism by Joe Patti

It is likely you haven’t been able to avoid the seemingly incessant discussion about the negotiations to raise the debt limit. If you haven’t been able to muster the zen-like state of le…

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Pop Up Concert Closing Musicial Theater Number by Joe Patti

Earlier this week the LA Times had a rather lengthy piece on the closing number of the musical Six, a show about the six wives of Henry VIII.  In the final number which has come to be known…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Actors Should Have Been Paid To Audition For The Last Nine Decades by Joe Patti

Howard Sherman posted a link to a New Yorker article about some intrepid film actors who stumbled upon an overlooked section of the The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Televis…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Dedicated Performance Experiences Not Really Controversial Until Race Is Involved by Joe Patti

Over the weekend I caught a couple news articles out of the UK about a production which is carving out one performance in their run for black audiences only. The show, Tambo & Bones, whi…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Creativity Fills In The Blanks by Joe Patti

We were participating in a scavenger hunt for a local 3rd grade class today. The kids were given clues associated with museums, galleries and public art around the downtown area. In addition…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Maintaining Relationships Has Been Key To Recovery Of Arts Orgs Post-Shutdown by Joe Patti

TRG Arts recently released some data showing that not all segments of performing arts have recovered from pandemic shutdowns at the same rate. Comparing four factors from 2019 to 2022:  Tic…

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Symphonies Telling Stories Of Local Relevance by Joe Patti

A link to a great story came across my feed today about a Hawaii Symphony Orchestra’s production that was really focused on resonating with the interests of the community they serve.  Las…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Striking While The Engagement Iron Is Hot by Joe Patti

I was scrolling through Reddit while waiting for a show to end Friday night and happened upon a post that reflects great engagement by the St. Louis Blues hockey team.  A guy discovering ho…

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Getting Away From Treating People According To Their Donor Level by Joe Patti

Vu Le made a thought provoking post with suggestions to make fundraising events more community-centric. The subtext of his thoughts is essentially to avoid valorizing donors and literally ma…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023

The Folks Who Saved Our Stages Are Fighting For A Better Ticketing Experience by Joe Patti

It appears the folks that spearheaded the Save Our Stages effort during Covid which became the Shuttled Venue Operators Grant program are turning their energies toward tackling all the probl…

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

Efforts To Reduce Burn Out Are Better With Company by Joe Patti

There is a fairly extensive article on the Time magazine site about using creative practice to address burnout.  The piece by Jamie Ducharme was titled “I Tried to Cure My Work Burnout. H…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Leaders I/S/O Organizations Who Know Things Have Changed by Joe Patti

I had a post appear on ArtsHacker today about hiring executive leadership in the context of the social changes which have occurred since the start of the Covid pandemic. My post primarily fo…

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You’re Doing A Great Job, But Standards For Dissatisfaction Have Changed by Joe Patti

Colleen Dilenschneider made a post comparing what factors created dissatisfaction for attendees of cultural events in 2019 vs. 2022. She posted charts for both exhibit and performance based …

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Monday, May 1, 2023

Conducting A Search For A Leader The Times Require by Joe Patti

Leadership transitions are important for arts and culture organizations. We have featured a number of articles on the topic, covering both planning philosophy and actual practical examples. …

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Sometimes You Are More Creative Without The Brainstorming Session by Joe Patti

Nina Simon may have left museum administration and being an agent of change behind to write books, but she still manages to live and think right on the cusp of things. Today, I receive an ar…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

More Prescribing Arts To Cure You by Joe Patti

Artsjournal linked to a piece in a University of Florida journal about a program the university is piloting in the hopes of eventually rolling out a national program of prescribing arts to s…

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Monday, April 24, 2023

Art Or Advertising? And The Lost Context Of A Summary by Joe Patti

Another entry in the “What is art” debate– A bakery owner in NH allowed students to paint a mural on his building. Because the mural depicted a sun rising over mountains made of donuts…

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Friday, April 21, 2023

The Pause To Refresh Employment Models by Joe Patti

Earlier this month, the Albany Times-Union reported that there won’t be much theatre occurring at the storied Willamstown Theatre Festival.  The reason is based on the staff walkouts and …

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Does Your Real Estate Serve Your Current Strategy? by Joe Patti

Bloomberg recently had a piece about how the Girls Scouts of Colorado recently opened a space in Denver known as DreamLab, envisioned to be a third space for girls. As spaces for young peopl…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

When To Belt Out In Song And Not Belt The Person Sitting Behind You by Joe Patti

By now most people have probably heard about the brawl between audience members at a Manchester, England performance of The Bodyguard because people were singing along to “I Will Always Lo…

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Thursday, April 13, 2023

A Link Between Awe And Generosity by Joe Patti

Thanks to Barry Hessenius for providing my post topic today. He sent a link to an Inc magazine piece titled “Want to Raise Kind, Generous Kids? Take Them to an Art Museum.” Readers will …

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

He Proved The Power Of The Rule Of (Folding In) Thirds by Joe Patti

When I saw a notice about MAD Magazine artist Al Jaffee’s death at 102 yesterday, it was tucked in the corner of a website so I didn’t think there would be a lot of notice. But this morn…

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Monday, April 10, 2023

Sometimes It Isn’t Bad To Be Rushing In Late To The Party by Joe Patti

A Guardian article on classical music in Iceland caught my eye last week. The story basically suggested that because the country got a late start with classical music, (first major tour by H…

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Is Ticketmaster Powerless Before An English Accent? by Joe Patti

You may have seen a rise in backlash against Ticketmaster fees coming from performing artists. Neil Young recently posted that exploitative ticketing fees were taking the fun out of touring.…

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Taking A Look At A Good Old Fashion Case Study by Joe Patti

The blog for Master of Management in International Arts Management had a case study post by Donna S. Finley and Vijay Sathe examining how the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) and Alberta…

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

A Different Form Of Art Worship In Museums by Joe Patti

This morning I saw Artsjournal had linked to a story about the seizure of a statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art which had apparently been stolen from Turkey. More and more frequently th…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Ringling Bros Circus Is Back With More Story And No Animals by Joe Patti

Via is a story on Fast Company about the return of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus which ceased operations in 2017. Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus is…

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Emotionally Intelligent Ticket Purchasing Experience by Joe Patti

Being customer focused rather than internally focused is the name of the game these days. Drew McManus provided a great example of customer focused design in an interview on Dave Wakeman’s…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Sharing Some Info About Getting Public Art Commissions by Joe Patti

Hyperallergic had an article about how artists can get a public/private art commission. Paddy Johnson responds saying “…there are so many ways to get commissions, yet so few shared resou…

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