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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

What Is The Value Of A Press Release When News Stories Are Written By AI? by Joe Patti

Many readers know that I recently moved from Macon, GA to take up a job in Colorado. Even before I moved, I was astounded by the number of articles that were being written about Macon, encou…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 02:48AM
Thursday, February 2, 2023

Australia’s Last Poet Laureate Was A Convict? by Joe Patti

Big news out of Australia where the first national arts policy since 2013 was announced.  In addition to commitments of funding to specific entities and organizations, arguably the most sig…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 12:48AM
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Less Attendees=Increased Satisfaction by Joe Patti

Last week when I was writing about the ticketing trends being forecast for the coming year, I accidentally omitted an additional point from the article I found pretty interesting.  Apparent…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 12:32AM
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Why You Are Streaming Broadway Shows Produced In London by Joe Patti

I have been following Diep Tran on social media for years so I got a minor thrill when she announced she was named editor-in-chief of Playbill last October.  Last week she posted an explain…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 12:02AM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Sending My Love To You by Joe Patti

A little divergence from my usual posting topics. As many readers know, I moved to Loveland, CO in late Fall to take a position. As you might imagine, Valentine’s Day is something of a big…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 09:48PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

APAP’S Conference Takeaways by Joe Patti

Last week I mentioned some of my experiences at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) conference.  The conference recently sent out a list of 10 takeaways for their own. T…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 09:32PM
Monday, January 23, 2023

Friendly Fraud And Other Ticketing Trends To Watch by Joe Patti

Last week there was a post on the INTIX website listing 19 trends for 2023.  The list contains prognostications from people handling tickets for both arts and sports events so your mileage …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 09:12PM
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Theater Games To Mirror Daily Interactions by Joe Patti

h/t to Howard Sherman who posted a link to a story about how theater can teach empathy to kids. The article talks about how common theater games like mirroring can cultivate active listening…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 01:24AM
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Non-Profit Arts Workers, What Are You Tired Of? by Joe Patti

For the APAP conference this past weekend, one of the primary plenaries was “A Brutally Honest Conversation about Nonprofit, For-Profits, Government, Philanthropy, and the Arts.” (panel …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 01:03AM
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

A Few Lessons From Covid and SVOG by Joe Patti

I was attending the Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference recently and sat in on a Life After SVOG session. There were a number of things discussed that either fell into th…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 06:42AM
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Best Creativity Is Messy Creativity by Joe Patti

In the past I have written critically about the use of creative practice as a prescriptive tool to boost the development and achievement level of children (i.e. attaching headphones to your …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 10:36PM

A Look At Who’s Managing Foundation Funds by Joe Patti

For the third year in a row, the Knight Foundation has conducted a survey of the top 55 charitable foundations with the intent of measuring the diversity of those managing the assets. Of the…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 04:24AM
Monday, January 9, 2023

What Did You Change In Yourself To Memorize Those Lines? by Joe Patti

I know a lot of people in the performing arts literally or figuratively roll their eyes at the inevitable question, “How do you remember all those lines.”   However, Stephen Colbert re…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 10:02PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot…Reach Out by Joe Patti

For about a year now, I have seen Dan Pink post on social media about his survey of people’s regrets and how it can be healthy to embrace them. Finally, I decided to read about what he had…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 07:48AM
Monday, January 2, 2023

Make 2023 The Year Of Library Advocacy by Joe Patti

Right at the end of the year, New York City based columnist for The Guardian, Moira Donegan, wrote a loving piece about how she is thankful for US public libraries. One of the first things s…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 07:03PM
Thursday, December 29, 2022

Abandoning Template Based Relationships With Creatives by Joe Patti

If you aren’t familiar with Springboard for the Arts, it is an organization based in St. Paul, MN, (with a rural office in Fergus Falls, MN), run by artists, for artists. But that is just …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 05:24AM
Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Tax Deductions For The Cost Of Being An Artist by Joe Patti

Just before Christmas there was an article about Actors’ Equity union pushing their members to contact Congressional representatives about passing Performing Artist Tax Parity Act (PATPA).…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 10:48PM
Monday, December 26, 2022

IRS 990 Backlog Hampering Non-Profit Giving and Transparency by Joe Patti

ProPublica recently reported that the IRS has yet to release nearly a half million non-profit tax records. You may be wondering why that is something you should be concerned about. In fact, …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 10:18PM
Thursday, December 22, 2022

Creativity For Solving Problems, Not Monetizing by Joe Patti

Diane Ragsdale recently made a post about the design and intent of the Masters of Arts in Creative Leadership program she is leading at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). In answe…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 09:12AM
Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Improv Can Help Tolerate Uncertainty by Joe Patti

Hat tip to Dan Pink who tweeted about a study which found teaching improv to students can lower social anxiety and intolerance of uncertainty.  The study authors noted that historically, …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 02:24AM
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Ticketmaster Serves Its Customers. The Customer Isn’t You by Joe Patti

I am sure most people are aware of the clamoring anger about ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s concerts, mostly blaming Ticketmaster for screwing things up, but also potentially being compli…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 08:06AM
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Sharing Time With Family Is Valued Regardless Of Political Affiliation by Joe Patti

Apropos to my post on Monday about how gift recipients value experiences over material gifts,  Pew Research Center recently released research finding showing that spending time with family …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 12:03AM
Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Post-Covid Touring Sees Cancellation Due To Inflation Infestation by Joe Patti

Wired recently had an article about the challenges facing independent artists when it comes to touring. Many are facing a combination of higher costs, a flooded market, and limited resources…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 05:42AM
Monday, December 12, 2022

Experiences Are The Gift They Want by Joe Patti

So I serendipitously started on my drive to work this past Saturday evening at the exact time a Hidden Brain episode mentioned how research shows that recipients of gifts prefer experiential…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 11:24PM
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Donating At Check Out, Legit or Shady? by Joe Patti

An interesting situation has arisen in connection with at check out donation solicitations. Credit to Isaac Butler who retweeted a link to a post about a man who brought suit against drugsto…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 03:24AM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Who Is The Seat Choice Process Serving? by Joe Patti

Here is a fun little conversation for performing arts venues because there is a fair chance you have a different point of view as a venue operator than as a consumer. I saw this tweet last w…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 03:03AM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Enchanted By The Public Art by Joe Patti

About six weeks ago I alluded to the fact I was moving to take up a new job.  A month ago I joined the City of Loveland, Colorado Cultural Services to lead the Rialto Theater.  I have told…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 02:36AM
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Not All Excellence Is Rewarded, Not All Who Excel Can Lead Others There by Joe Patti

While I try to write posts about the arts in general, the fact is the content of my posts tends to orient toward performing arts rather visual arts. That said, there are a lot of parallel ex…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 12:48PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

When Voting Becomes An Intersection for Arts and Civics by Joe Patti

You may have seen news about Ulster County, NY’s demon-spider I Voted sticker. It made national news because the design by 14 year old Hudson Rowan was so strikingly cool/strange and garne…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 06:18AM
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Success Attracts Success by Joe Patti

I was interested to see there was some research conducted with some of the earliest recipients of MacKenzie Scott’s unrestricted gifts to various non-profits between 2020 and 2021. The med…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 05:54AM
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Is It Better To Give Or Receive? by Joe Patti

I saw a tweet by Maria Popova linking to a piece she wrote about the philosopher Seneca’s thoughts on gratitude and thought it might make an appropriate post for Thanksgiving. Seneca was a…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 09:54PM

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