All stories by Joe Patti on BroadwayStars

Friday, May 20, 2022

We Work Anti-Social Hours? Never Thought Of It That Way by Joe Patti

Artsjournal had recently included a link to a Guardian article reporting that people working in performing arts are twice as likely as the general population to experience depression.  This…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Cheaper By The Dozen, But I Only Have One Set of Eyes And Ears To Experience It by Joe Patti

Seth Godin made a post about leveraging the power of word of mouth by incentivizing sharing with friends. Krispy Kreme grew to become a doughnut behemoth in the US. The formula was simple: S…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Too Preoccupied To Weed Your Fields by Joe Patti

So I saw the recent Dr. Strange movie this weekend and one of the biggest takeaways I had (no spoilers) was that classical music is powerful no matter what universe you are in. Though, like …

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Man Those Backseat Entertainment Screens Are Getting Bigger And Bigger by Joe Patti

I am always interested in seeing the novel approaches people employ to present performances. I happened to catch a story last week on Vice about a guy who is bringing pop up movie experience…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Difficult To Heed Polonius’ Advice These Days by Joe Patti

Some notable news via American Theatre, for those who have found it difficult to heed Polonius’ advice of “neither a borrower nor lender be.” (aka pretty much all of us)  The Acting C…

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Would You Pay For News In Return For Tax Credits? by Joe Patti

There was a story last month on Nieman Lab looking at how successful a tax credit for digital news subscriptions has been in Canada.  The intent was to help news organizations stay in busin…

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Art Reflects Life. So Should Your Mission Statement by Joe Patti

Scott Walters made a Twitter post yesterday that suggested organizations start their existence with a Quality of Life Statement rather than Mission Statement or Values Statement.  Intrigued…

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Spend, Not Give Donations? by Joe Patti

The folks on the Non-Profit Happy Hour Facebook group posted a link to a Ohio State University (I’m sorry, THE Ohio State University) post which claims that charities should not use the wo…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

They’re Back! But Not Because They Waited For The Audiences To Return by Joe Patti

Apparently the pandemic was good for classical music stations. In a story on the Current site, the general manager WDAV in Charlotte, NC had a hard time believing his station had achieved nu…

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Inheriting Your Great-Great Grandparents’ Investment In Your Future by Joe Patti

Early in April you may have seen that Yellowstone National Park is celebrating its 150th Anniversary by offering an Inheritance Pass for $1500 with the catch that it can’t be used for anot…

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People Fund People Not Organizations, So Maybe Do That Even More? by Joe Patti

Last month Marginal Revolution blog posted an excerpt of a piece by Adam Mastroianni about how grant funding is broken.  I immediately hopped over to see what he had to say. While his post …

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

You Don’t Have To Wait To Grow Up To Be An Artist by Joe Patti

Last month, Coco Allred, a teaching artist in Philadelphia had a post on Americans for the Arts about President Biden’s visit to one of the classes she teaches.  She started out with the …

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

She Made Sure We Ain’t Gonna Lose Touch With Soul by Joe Patti

I want to take the opportunity to call attention to an article in the NY Times this past Sunday focused on Zelma Redding, wife of the singer Otis Redding, Jr.  The Otis Redding Foundation i…

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Becoming One Of The Unseen Creative Artists by Joe Patti

Yesterday we had David Grindle, Executive Director of USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) , speak at my theater about “The Unseen Arts Economy.” If you aren’t famili…

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Monopolies, Not Lack of Curiosity May Have Killed American Theater by Joe Patti

Scott Walters is a blogger I started following 15+ years ago. His work has gone through various focuses and iterations, but is always very interesting and insightful. He recently returned to…

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Where Is Your Favorite Podcast Getting Its Material? by Joe Patti

h/t to Isaac Butler who retweeted a somewhat horrifying thread written by author Brendan Koerner recounting how one of his Atlantic articles, two of his books and a WIRED piece he authored h…

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Can Annotated Press Releases Be A Good Communication Tool? by Joe Patti

Last week Aubrey Bergauer made the following post calling the attention of arts organizations to an annotated press release put out by the financial company Ellevest announcing their success…

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Monday, April 11, 2022

Artist Coding Switch Code Switch by Joe Patti

A couple weeks ago there was an article in the L.A. Times about Artists Who Code, an organization created after the pandemic hit by two Broadway performers to help artists transition into ca…

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

May Have Spoken Too Soon About Salary Transparency Efforts by Joe Patti

Apropos to my post yesterday about New York City requiring employers to list their salary range starting next month, I was happy to Vu Le’s tweet about Washington State passing a similar l…

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Starting Small And Building Momentum by Joe Patti

Last month, The Art Newspaper reported that NYC would begin requiring all employers to disclose the salary range of jobs starting on May 15. Many saw this as a positive step for the arts wor…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

What Do We Need From Artists And What Do Artists Need From Us by Joe Patti

Last week Laura Zabel, Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts, has a piece on CityLab discussing the contributions artists can bring to pandemic recovery. She references a report iss…

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

“Admission Tickets Are Not Bought. They Are sold.” by Joe Patti

Colleen Dilenschneider made a post today providing data that shows people’s tendency to stay home rather than seek cultural and entertainment experiences has increased over the last decade…

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Mortgages & Property Taxes As Art Projects by Joe Patti

While returning from a grocery shopping trip on Saturday I heard this NPR story about an art project that is calling attention to the disparity in property taxes for black owned homes vs. wh…

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

So You Are Hiring. What Are Your HR Practices? by Joe Patti

It seems the week to discuss Human Resource practices. Drew McManus posted the first in a series about the lack of good resources among orchestras to help address difficulties in the work en…

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Friday, March 25, 2022

There Is An Ambush In This Violin Concerto! by Joe Patti

Drew McManus reposted a promotional Facebook video for Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s (WSO) performance of “The Rose of Sonora” violin concerto.  I thought it was a cool little video de…

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Into The Arts And Out of ‘The Real World’ by Joe Patti

Last week Vu Le made a Twitter post alluding to the fact a lot of corporate leaders will shift to leading non-profits, but you basically never hear of a non-profit leader making a career tra…

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Love All The Songs. Show Is Kinda Boring by Joe Patti

A few months ago I came across a piece by Imogen Crimp which recounts her attempt to pursue a career in opera.  Her story covers some pretty crappy experiences with conservatory instructors…

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Is Joe Suggesting What I Think He Is Suggesting?!?!!! by Joe Patti

I saw a social media post by Dan Pink today that linked to an NPR story about a program where doctors in Canada can prescribe spending time outdoors and have been provided year long passes t…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Museums Are Secretly Controlled By Big White Paint by Joe Patti

On Hyperallergic today, Isabella Segalovich had a piece, 15 Things Museums Do That Piss Me Off . An avowed museum junkie, she lists what areas in which she would like museums to do a better …

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Grateful For The Recognition, But Recognize More To Be Done by Joe Patti

A month ago Ruth Hartt posted an image she grabbed from my venue’s website on Twitter and complimented its presentation on a number of points: Brava on the diverse audience remark & I'…

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Kindergarten Art As Social Practice by Joe Patti

You may have heard a short piece on NPR this past week about Peptoc, a hotline where you can hear encouraging words from kindergartners.   Call a new hotline, and you’ll get just that —…

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