Monday, August 20, 2018

New Perspectives From A Different Part of The Country by Joe Patti

I mentioned last week that I was in the process of moving. Today I started a new job at the Grand Opera House in Macon, GA. I am really excited by this opportunity. The Grand is a storied th…

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Best Customer Is The Emotionally Satisfied Customer by Joe Patti

Back in 2009 I wrote a series of articles on the book Human Sigma after I had heard someone at a conference remark that arts administrators were often so emotionally satisfied with their wor…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Decade Later, Same Stuff Appears On A Twitter Feed by Joe Patti

Apropos of my post addressing arts education yesterday, I also stumbled upon an old post where I cite Richard Kessler’s The Things I Hear About Arts Education. His post is from almost …

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Monday, August 13, 2018

I’ll Settle For Arts Education Helping People Recognize Their Creative Capacity by Joe Patti

I am in the process of moving so I am shifting in to “throwback” mode for a week or so. I thought I would look back at a post I made about one of Ian David Moss’ contributi…

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

More Thoughts About Culture Vouchers by Joe Patti

In the last few months, I wrote about how the EU was offering free Euro-rail passes to 18 year olds this summer to encourage them to broaden their horizons. Two years ago I wrote about the I…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

I Don’t Know What You Need To Know Because I Know So Much by Joe Patti

This summer I have been seeing a lot of California Symphony Executive Director Aubrey Bergauer popping up in places like videos of conference talks she has been giving. It has been over a ye…

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Our Market Is Everybody (Just Some More Than Others) by Joe Patti

Broadway Producer Ken Davenport is singing my song. I know you know this tune, but based on my experience, it bears reiterating. He talks about how he often gets pitched ideas for new Broadw…

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Create, Re-Create, Recreate by Joe Patti

I was reading a piece in CityLab about Repair Cafes which strike me as a good complement to MakerSpaces and creative activities that arts and cultural entities may host.   The concept was …

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Jawnty Approach To Museum Tours by Joe Patti

A few months back, I wrote about a new approach, inspired by the National Forestry Service, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA was adapting to combat poor impressions visitors might h…

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Where They Use Pom-Poms Rather Than Pens To Fill Out The Audience Survey by Joe Patti

Another month, another helpful webinar from our friends at Arts Midwest where different venues around the country talk about how they are integrating the Creating Connection practice into th…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

#19NTC Topics-Oh Yeah Do I Got Ideas For You by Joe Patti

Last week Drew McManus did a call out to the non-profit arts community to submit proposals for the Nonprofit Technology Conference in March 2019. (Proposal deadline is August 17) Last year, …

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Getting From “Things That I Like” To “My Favorite Things” Was More Than Five Days by Joe Patti

I frequently write about how people don’t often appreciate the process of failure and revision involved with any creative endeavor. The belief that those with talent succeed whereas th…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

When Fantasy Morphs Into Reality by Joe Patti

You just have to read this recent piece on the ArtsPlace America website about a fictitious marketing campaign created as a graduate school thesis project that became reality. Peter Svarzbei…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

They Can Give The Arts ESP? Sign Me Up! by Joe Patti

You may not have caught it last week when the Knight Prototype Fund announced awards for the development of technology to support the arts. Of the twelve projects, four are focused on helpin…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Artists Don’t Have Poor On The Brain by Joe Patti

For some reason recently I seem to be writing a lot about how money and external rewards/punishments don’t seem to motivate creative professionals. I saw the topic come up again just l…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Approaching Arts & Culture Experience With The Wonder Of A Child by Joe Patti

The NEA’s Arts Works blog had a post, Five Questions We Have about Visiting Art Museums, which I thought had some pretty good tips for interacting with art. The post was specifically a…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Who Will Play You In The Opera? by Joe Patti

I frequently write about how people often don’t feel arts and cultural events are for them is because they aren’t seeing themselves and their stories portrayed. So it was with so…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

There Is Creative Conflict And Then There Is Creating Conflict by Joe Patti

Last Monday I wrote about how intrinsic motivation can often be more effective than external motivators like rewards and punishments, but suggested non-profit workers not allow people to use…

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

And Don’t Be The Person Using Their Passion Against Them by Joe Patti

It seems appropriate during this Independence Day week to recall the words of The Mission Paradox’s Adam Thurman which I wrote about back in 2009. In a post dealing with issues of over…

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Boy, You Are Really Enthusiastic About The World’s Largest Ball Of Lint All Of A Sudden by Joe Patti

A couple weeks ago, Holly Mulcahy wrote about eschewing the use of comp tickets in order to create the illusion that a performance was well attended. As an alternative, she suggests seeking …

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Does Intrinsic Value Of Art Derive From Intrinsic Motivation to Create It? by Joe Patti

Traveling a bit this week and will be occupied with trying to beat my nephews in squirt gun battles. As is my custom, I am reaching back to the archives for some bits of wisdom. Back in 2009…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Can You Sincerely Build Relationships With A Marketing Motivation? by Joe Patti

Our friends at Arts Midwest’s Creating Connection project hosted another webinar recently showcasing the work being done by City Lights Theater Company in San Jose and Portland Playhou…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Varied Advice & Insights On Creative Placemaking, Economic Impact by Joe Patti

As a follow up to yesterday’s post on the Creative Placemaking conference I attended, I wanted to share some general thoughts and ideas I had picked up. Regardless of whether the setti…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Broader Conceptions Of Creative Placemaking by Joe Patti

Last week I attended the Creative Placemaking Summit for the Appalachian region.  As much as I have read and written about Creative Placemaking, I don’t think I fully understood the w…

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

When It Is Absolutely, Positively Best To Disavow Credit For Doing A Responsible Thing by Joe Patti

Years ago I had read an article on Non Profit Quarterly, Six Things Nonprofits Can Teach Small Business. According to the story, non-profit leaders often exhibited stronger leadership qualit…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Quality Character Development And World Building Is Not A Game (Actually, It Is) by Joe Patti

If you are a person of a certain age, you may find that the love of Dungeons and Dragons you secretly harbored as a youth is finally gaining some respectability thanks to shows like Stranger…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Opt In To Learn How The Show Ends by Joe Patti

In somewhat the same theme as the post I made last week about Tu Me Manques  which uses social media to tell the story of a relationship, I had also come across an article in May about Pira…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hello, I Am Thespis-App, I Will Be Narrating Your Play Tonight by Joe Patti

Amid the whole debate about whether cell phones are appropriate in the theater are some indications that creative folks are going to be using the technology to drive narrative. FastCompany c…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Chatbot As Assistant Grant Writer by Joe Patti

When I first saw this piece on Arts Professional about data driven decision making, I thought maybe the author, Patrick Towell, was cribbing Drew McManus and Ceci Dadisman’s recent con…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Your Phone Tells Me You Were In An Art Museum, Now You Are In Starbucks…. by Joe Patti

Last month NPR had a story discussing how lawyers were sending ads for their services to people in hospital emergency rooms thanks to technique known as geofencing which allows one to identi…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Culture Is There For Those Hostile To It, Too by Joe Patti

Just came across Oskar Eustis’ TED Talk, “Why Theatre Is Essential To Democracy.” He talks about the how so much of the work Joe Papp did with the Public Theater was about …

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