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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Stop Killing Kittens by Joe Patti

Last week Drew McManus encouraged arts marketers to break pre-Covid bad habits by renewed his plea to stop using cliched terms like “beloved.”  If you read his post closely you will not…

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Is E-sports The Next Big College Degree? by Joe Patti

So here is something to keep on your radar and  consider the long term implications – Activision Blizzard, one of the biggest names in video gaming, donated $25 million to the University …

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Introspection and Funding Equity in NC by Joe Patti

Equity in funding decisions has become a hot topic of late.  Last week on the Americans for the Arts blog, Krista Terrell, Acting President for Arts & Science Council of Charlotte/Meckl…

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Time To Review – To Whom Are You Accountable? by Joe Patti

During the Covid pandemic there has been a fair bit of introspection and soul searching about arts and culture, the role they should have in people’s lives, and the medium through which th…

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Top Of Your Pyramid Is The Bottom Of Someone Else’s by Joe Patti

Hat tip to Vu Le at NonProfitAF for posting a link on social media to an essay on Medium comparing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need to the Blackfeet Nation’s similar concept.  Maslow had live…

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Cross-Discipline Pollination For Post-Covid Arts by Joe Patti

Following the link tweeted by Ava Wong Davies got me to a lengthy blog post by Tim X. Atack about things that need to change in theatre post-Covid.  I will initially engaged by his insisten…

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Little Pushback On Writers of Job Ads by Joe Patti

Last week I saw this tweet from Aksana Khan stating that England based Arts Emergency, where she works, often asks employers to rewrite their job listings before they will forward the ad onw…

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Things Getting Better For Virtually Singing Together by Joe Patti

An article on FastCompany recently caught my eye that suggests a company in Sweden is helping to solve a big problem in collaborative virtual concerts. One of the big impediments has been ge…

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Looks Like Streaming Is Here To Stay A Bit Longer by Joe Patti

I saw on FastCompany that Live Nation is wiring some of their venues for livestreaming and wondered what, if any impact it may have on the way performing arts venues operate in the future. T…

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Jigglers Were About Spending Time Together, But It Sold Alot of Jell-O by Joe Patti

Economist Tyler Cowen had a rather extensive conversation with poet and former NEA Chair, Dana Gioia, on a plethora of topics. The one that most quickly grabbed me was right out of the gate …

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Building Connections May Not Require Improving Connectivity by Joe Patti

A few years back I became interested in research that showed that Black, Latinx, and Hispanic people who lived near public parks don’t necessarily feel comfortable using them so a CityLab …

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

There Are A Lot Of Arts Jobs Being Advertised. Let’s Pay Attention To Who Is Getting Hired by Joe Patti

Drew McManus tweeted today that he was two resumes submissions away from being able to launch the candidate resume feature on the Arts Admin Jobs site. So if you are looking for a job, or lo…

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

What Impact Can Guaranteed Basic Income Have On Art? by Joe Patti

In case you missed it, somethings to keep an eye on over the next two years or so are the guaranteed income program for artists that have been established in St. Paul and San Francisco.  Th…

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

But The Paint And Brushes Were Right There…. by Joe Patti

When I saw this story over the weekend, it seemed like it was absolutely inevitable that an intersection of trends toward authenticity and audience participation in cultural experiences. In …

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Cause And Effect Are Not Siloed, Should Education About Them Be? by Joe Patti

Over on The Chronicle of Higher Education, Eric Hayot suggests that humanities subjects have a marketing problem.  Because students are oriented on the utility of degree programs to career …

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Gershwin As The Soundtrack For Labor Protest by Joe Patti linked to a story about Oakland Symphony’s tradition of social justice in the experiences and programs it has offered. One of the things that popped out at me though was in…

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Digging Deep To Find What Really Motivates Decision to Engage With Arts by Joe Patti

Back in December, Advisory Board for the Arts featured a webinar on marketing the arts emphasizing emotional value to the community. Much to my chagrin, it took me until last week to get a p…

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

One Year Later, What Have We Learned About Working From Home? by Joe Patti

Vox Recode provided some interesting insights into factors which will exist as people increasingly work from home. Some of the issues I had already anticipated like a move to a less permanen…

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Show Me What You Love About The Arts Without Using Pictures Of The Arts by Joe Patti

Advisory Board for the Arts sponsored a webinar discussing how Utah Symphony shifted its marketing focus to emphasize emotional factors and shared values.  Karen Freeman, Executive Director…

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Where Are All The Cool Masks? by Joe Patti

You know, we talk about the ability the arts have to bring solutions to societal problems. There is one area in which I thought I would see a bigger contribution in the past year but didn’…

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program Opens April 8 by Joe Patti

If you have been looking at the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program information page as I have suggested, you may have seen it says the applications will open in early April, However, th…

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Valuing What Can Be Counted Can Count Against You by Joe Patti linked to an article on Australia’s Arts Hub which looks at how the philosophy of “arts as a business” has undermined the arts in that country. The overall theme seemed…

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

SVOG Program Updates Coming Fast Now by Joe Patti

While I am pretty sure people are following the developments of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program pretty closely and are probably getting regular updates from their state and indus…

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Well Done Rare Medium by Joe Patti

It is pretty widely acknowledged that people who work for non-profits do so for intangible benefits like a feeling of contributing to the betterment of society and self-actualization rather …

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Would You Start Taking Piano Lessons From A 14 Year Old? by Joe Patti

A few weeks ago economist Tyler Cowen discussed how he had taught chess when he was 14-15 years old. His regular clientele were two adults in their 50s and 20s and a child prodigy around 10-…

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Is This “Yes, And…” Problem Solving? by Joe Patti

A couple weeks ago I caught Thomas Wolf’s blog post about why Concert Companion, the hand-held device that offered commentary synchronized to the performance content, had failed to gain wi…

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

What Does It Mean To Have Influence by Joe Patti

I saw an article containing an interview with choreographer Robert Moses that basically opens with Moses saying the conversations occurring regarding equity are addressing the wrong question…

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Latest Shuttered Venue Grant FAQ Provides Increased Detail by Joe Patti

While I am sure a lot of performing arts venues have been closely paying attention to news about Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program designed to help arts organizations impacted b…

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What Does My Phone See? by Joe Patti

I visited a new exhibition presented by my local art museum this weekend. While I was wandering the galleries, I overheard a small group talking about their interpretation of the meaning of …

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

It’s A Year Later, Do You Know Where Your Marketing Is? by Joe Patti

Hat tip to Dave Wakeman for tweeting an insightful piece about marketing during Covid — Mine. What's interesting about reading this a year on is that there are a few organizations that fol…

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Lifetime Token Payments As Next Form of Arts Funding? by Joe Patti

There has been an ongoing conversation in the visual arts world about the issue of an artist selling a work for $250, having it sell for $2500 five years later and then $25,000 five years af…

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre