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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Are You An Implementer Or A Reader Of Arts Blog Knowledge? by Joe Patti

Via, on Arts & Culture Texas site, Tarra Gaines gives name to the difference between live and streamed performance. (my emphasis) Amid this deluge of performance art offe…

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Even Covid Can’t Stop Translating Plan Into Action by Joe Patti

If readers have been paying close attention, you probably know I currently run an historic theater in Macon, GA. Last week, the Macon Arts Alliance released the cultural master plan the comm…

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Please Yield To Oncoming Road Boxes Before Proceeding To Dance On Stage by Joe Patti

I had a post today on ArtsHacker with the click-baity title, You Can’t Just Let People Tear Your Clothes Off Anymore. The post talks about the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Em…

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Monday, August 3, 2020

You Can’t Just Let People Tear Your Clothes Off Anymore by Joe Patti

Recently, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the union which has members working in performing arts venues, convention centers, movies, and television productions,…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

You’re Invited To My Pool For A Concert by Joe Patti

I am sure a lot of people are wondering what other people are doing about performances as you plan for the day you can actually start again. shared a number of images and video…

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200 Years Later, Still Looking For Concert Sponsors by Joe Patti

From the “more things change, the more things stay the same,” whose life do you think this describes? ….she is particularly sharp-eyed, and refreshing, on the practicalities that shape…

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Choose Wisely by Joe Patti

I have had a little bit of survey fatigue so I haven’t been keeping up with Colleen Dilenschneider’s ongoing updates on audiences willingness to return to cultural organizations. As a re…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Proteges Aren’t Vessels To Be Filled by Joe Patti

Daniel Pink tweeted about a mentorship study conducted by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University this week. While the study was conducted on scientists, I have to think …

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…..Though Lack of Transparency Hinders A Professional From Knowing Their Value by Joe Patti

Perhaps providentially after my post last week about how a professional know their value, I saw a post on HowlRound by Elsa Hiltner which address some of the factors underlying the stereotyp…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

A Professional Knows Their Value by Joe Patti

Seth Godin offers a pretty good definition of amateur, professional and hack in a recent post. While I haven’t fully considered all the implications of his definition, I feel like it makes…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Love-Hate Relationship With Curtain Speeches by Joe Patti

Troublemaker that Drew McManus is, he suggested that as people return to live performances post-Covid, arts organizations should re-think the hallowed curtain speech. He argues that patrons …

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Not So Strange, But Does Require Effort by Joe Patti

Non-Profit Quarterly made a post in May that just came across my social media feed today about a weekly Zoom call 200+ arts organizations in NYC are having in order to share information duri…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Yeah, I Have Weird Feelings, Too by Joe Patti

Hat tip to the National Endowment for the Arts for linking to this video of an 11 year old taking The Bob Ross Challenge – basically trying to keep up and replicate Bob Ross’ painting in…

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Culture Track Report Says The Same People Won’t Be Returning by Joe Patti

You may have seen the news today that the results of the Culture Track Covid-19 report were publicly released today. While some of the data about audience willingness to return to arts and c…

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Delay May Appear Wise, But Is The Outcome The Same? by Joe Patti

Interesting short piece on the FastCompany website that points out the current uncertainty about the future created the the Covid-19 pandemic makes deferring on a decision seem the wise opti…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Phantom Wouldn’t Have To Hide In The Sewers If He Lived During Covid-19 Pandemic by Joe Patti

There is a piece on ArtsHacker I recently published dealing with a lot of the legal questions arts and cultural venues face when trying to make re-opening plans. You may be aware that people…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

No Subscription Model Should Last Forever by Joe Patti

I was listening to an episode of How I Built This where Guy Raz interviews ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia. At first I was just drawn to listen because Kadakia presented a familiar story of …

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A Question Of Face Masks And Liability by Joe Patti

In an earlier entry, I had written about meeting the legal duty of care and planning to re-open your venue as Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed.  It is good to be aware of legal duty of car…

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Innovation Results From Hard Work And Funding by Joe Patti

In the Washington Post, Jon Gertner reviews a book about innovation by Matt Ridley.  One aspect of the book Gertner emphasizes is Ridley’s view that innovation is 90% perspiration and 10%…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

It’s A Good Time To Broaden Board Composition Too by Joe Patti

Tyler Green’s tweet today about art museums acting like corporations rather than charities got me to look at the full series of tweets on the subject.  He is angered by the fact that inst…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Psychology of Re-Opening by Joe Patti linked to a Washington Post story about all the psychological considerations some movie theater operators are factoring into re-opening their spaces for screenings. To paraph…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Customer Desires: Always Complicated by Joe Patti

The news JC Penney is closing a number of their stores and liquidating the inventory reminded me of a post I made eight years ago about the company’s efforts to deal more fairly with custo…

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Making Time For Your Creativity Can Be The Hardest Part by Joe Patti

While people still haven’t returned to the daily routines they may have had before Covid-19 brought a halt to so much of our lives, it might be worth encouraging people to continue cultiva…

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You Don’t Know You Are In Water by Joe Patti

Seth Godin made a post today that addresses the current climate of Black Lives Matter, policing, statues, etc without directly naming any of these things.  (A week ago he mentioned he gener…

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Putting Some O’ That Theory Into Practice by Joe Patti

I arrived in my office last Friday to find a heck of a lot more emails in my Inbox than I am used to. It turned out the evening before the governor had announced a change of guidelines that …

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

How Do Arts Administrator Practice To Get Better? by Joe Patti

Sometimes a good headline is all it takes. When I saw a link to a New Yorker piece about “Bassoonfluencers,” I knew I had to at least take a look. It turned out to be an article about a …

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Teamwork? We Got Tons by Joe Patti

I read stories celebrating the fact that Covid-19 is finally making businesses recognize the benefits of telecommuting, confident that there will be this great revolution that will see peopl…

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Do We Need Hysterical Strength To Bring About Required Change? by Joe Patti

It appears Indiana University’s Center for Cultural Affairs was having some sort of virtual convening around the topic of New. Not Normal: Artists, the Creative Sector, and Innovation afte…

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Many Stages Of Covid Coping by Joe Patti

I don’t know about everyone else, but not having a slate of performances on my schedule has kept me just as occupied as actually having events. While I am definitely grateful to still have…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Your Zoom Meeting Is Really Just An Early Performance Experience by Joe Patti

At the end of last month, Nina Simon did the lead presentation for Opera America’s virtual conference. (Or perhaps it was just the lead presentation for the topic of “Creating Real Belon…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Guides For Reopening Planning by Joe Patti

Last week I had a post on Arts Hacker featuring the Event Safety Alliance’s (ESA)  Reopening Guide for live event venues. You may have already seen the guide being passed around by a lot …

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