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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Finally, A Procurement Platform For Non-Profit Arts by Joe Patti

Finally, a dream a decade in the making is coming to fruition!   Though I am sure he doesn’t recall it at all, in a post back in 2010 I had suggested that Drew McManus’ Venture Industr…

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There Is No Business Case For Social & Cultural Advancement by Joe Patti

H/T to for linking to a FastCompany article about the problem with making a business case for diversity. I saw a lot of parallels between the rationale laid out by author, Sa…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

You Can Tap Into The Arts, But No One Will Think It Does Any Good by Joe Patti

In the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death, Dance Magazine related a short anecdote about Bryant taking tap dance lessons to help prevent additional injury to his ankles. That summer, he researche…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Pop Music, Now With Less Pep by Joe Patti

Via Arts and Letters Daily is a link to an Aeon piece that claims pop songs have gotten increasingly sadder and negative over the last 50 years.  They lay out their method of analyzing lyri…

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The Socio-Economic-Ethnically Diverse Audience You Seek Is At The Library by Joe Patti

There was an article on the Arts Professional site urging care in the Arts Council of England’s initiative to increase investment in libraries over the next decade. The author of the piece…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The First Rule Of Modern Composer Club, Don’t Talk About Modern Composer Club by Joe Patti

Conductor Robert Trevino had a novel idea of getting people to attend concerts by modern composers…don’t tell people what the program was going to be. Counter-intuitively, the concerts h…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Reading Rebranding As “You Aren’t Wanted” by Joe Patti

Last month you may have read a number of news stories about the Methodist church in Minnesota with declining attendance that decided to kick out all their old members so they could attract y…

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

One Does Not Simply Walk Into The Met Opera Orchestra Pit by Joe Patti

Hat tip to Drew McManus for reposting a link to timpanist Jason Haaheim’s summary of his 13 part series on the value of deliberate practice. I figure Drew just reposted the link as bait to…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Art Helps Get The Buses Running On Time And Where They Are Needed by Joe Patti

Last week Shelterforce had an article about places around the country that are using arts and culture strategies as part of transit planning processes. They provide examples of projects in b…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Glasses Are Just One Way To Hear People’s Light by Joe Patti

About two weeks ago, I wrote about how England’s National Theatre has been developing technology and processes to provide closed captioning glasses to audience members who may be D/deaf an…

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Creative Placemaking Is More Than Just Murals by Joe Patti

Recently the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco published an issue of their Community Development Innovation Review  (CDIR) focused on “Transforming Community Development through Arts …

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Worrying Prohibition Or License To Get Out Of Boring Meetings? by Joe Patti

A couple years ago I wrote a piece for ArtsHacker debunking the notion that anyone who was an ex officio member of a non-profit board did not have the power to vote. The fact is, they have t…

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Don’t Call It An Arts Desert by Joe Patti

Last week Springboard for the Arts’ Executive Director Laura Zabel addressed the concept of solving “arts deserts” in a series of tweets. But, please, let’s not let this “arts dese…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Does Your State Prohibit Non-Voting Board Directors? by Joe Patti

A few years back I made a post addressing the assumption that ex officio positions on a board of directors were automatically non-voting. Spoilers: That is not the case. Apropos to that, I r…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Daydreaming The Way To Better Performance by Joe Patti

Tyler Cowen shared a link on his Marginal Revolution blog about Hillary Hahn discussing daydreaming as a form of practice. The link went to blog post by Bill Benzon featuring a video of an i…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Donate For The Tote Bag by Joe Patti

I don’t know how I missed it on, but Non-Profit Quarterly recently pointed out an article the site about the effectiveness of swag in non-profit fundraising. The TL:DR version is, …

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Social Class & Wealth And The Pursuit Of Creative Careers by Joe Patti

It appears that concerns about how social class and wealth limit access to creative careers may be a hot topic of discussion in England these days. Via is a The Stage piece b…

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Is The Key Focusing On Accessibility First? by Joe Patti

Via Artsjournal last week was an article about the London Short Film Festival using glasses technology developed by the National Theatre to provide captioning to D/deaf and hard of hearing a…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Artist Is In Residence In More Places Than You Think by Joe Patti

So Drew McManus must be reading my mind, or at least my reading list. Yesterday I was reading an ArtsNet piece about an artist-in-residence program with the Philadelphia district attorney’…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Possible Setback In Push To Eliminate Unpaid Internships by Joe Patti

Just before Christmas Non-Profit Quarterly called attention to a situation of some concern. Recently the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned an administrative law judge’s ruli…

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Seeing Your Stories In The Audience by Joe Patti

If you want to see a good example of a show that is answering people’s need to see themselves and their stories on stage, check out Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. The show is on Netflix, b…

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Arts Marketing Is About Shared Interests, Not Demographics by Joe Patti

Back in October Sara Leonard made a blog post for Americans for the Arts about marketing in the context of the “false-consensus effect,” the idea that your personal opinions, beliefs and…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

You Think Surfing A Wave Is Tough, How About A Lava Field? by Joe Patti

I wanted to give a little love and attention to the efforts of artists in Hawaii. As many readers know, I ran a theater in Hawaii for about nine years, presenting and producing a number of w…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

What About “Make Sure You Draw All Your Work” On The Test? by Joe Patti

Hey all. Dan Pink linked to a round up of education research that came out in 2019. There were studies on how good teachers were better than awards when it came to raising attendance rates; …

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Lessons From The Arts: Providing Direction To Experts by Joe Patti

I neglected to note who had posted it on Twitter, but an article in The Economist about what the arts can teach business came across my feed today. One of the first examples was an exercise …

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Making Singing “Ah” For Six Minutes Sound Interesting by Joe Patti

Last week Vox had a backstage video on the Metropolitan Opera production of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten. What I loved about it and wanted to call attention to was the way in which they made ele…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Feeling Less Conflicted About Conflicts of Interest by Joe Patti

As the year comes to a close and you start attending parties hosted by different non-profit organizations, it may appear that the same people seem to be involved with every non-profit organi…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

The (Maybe) Final Recordings of the 2019 NEA Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge by Joe Patti

This week the National Endowment for the Arts posted the final recordings of works created for the NEA Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. Last Spring, six works by seven high school stud…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Toward Crafting Better Conflict Of Interest Policy And Practice by Joe Patti

As the world becomes more connected, rules and regulations governing conflicts of interest associated with geographic boundaries start to lose their relevance. Broader definitions and applic…

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No Creativity Here, We Are Serious About Education by Joe Patti

I recently saw an article on Arts Professional UK reporting that the governments of England and Wales would be opting out of the new creative thinking assessment section of the Programme for…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Escapism Over Escape by Joe Patti

Historically, theater fires have been among some of the worst in terms of loss of life and property damage. Improvements in firefighting equipment and building design and construction have f…

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