Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Cleaning Up Litter Never Looked So Cool by Joe Patti

Video came across my social media last month about the litter picking samurai of Tokyo.  These theater performers call attention to the trash dropped in the streets of the city to generate …

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What Can Cotton Candy Teach Us About Sculpture? by Joe Patti

Among the biggest questions I have when it comes to creating a presence for my organization on a social media platform are: 1- Is it worth/appropriate for our organization to present in this…

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Low Wear And Tear Is Not Necessarily A Good Thing by Joe Patti

We ran into an unanticipated complication of the Covid epidemic last week. You may have heard that cars are engineered to operate more efficiently at highway speeds because engines get hot e…

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A Grant Proposal Isn’t An Investment Pitch by Joe Patti

Last week Vu Le made a tweet that revealed a very troubling picture of corporations misunderstanding how non-profits operate and work that they do. This seems to be the “non-profits should…

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Creativity Arrives Late To Meetings by Joe Patti

Daniel Pink posted a link on Twitter about a study performed by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University which revealed people have a misperception about when they are mos…

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Your Tax Dollars At Art by Joe Patti

You may recall that back in 2010 the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) was permitted to put a property tax up for vote on an election ballot to ensure a source of financial support. In return …

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No Need To Accept Gifts From Your Past Self by Joe Patti

Apropos to my post yesterday about giving yourself time to generate creative innovation Seth Godin made a post today about sunk cost fallacy, practice and creativity.  The point he makes is…

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Manspreading Of Buzzwords by Joe Patti

Apropos to Monday’s post on Jargon vs. Lingo, a link came across my social media feed yesterday featuring an interview with Anand Giridharadas by Mariana Mazzucato, a professor at the Univ…

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The “You Didn’t Pay Enough Last Time” Approach To Fundraising by Joe Patti

Nod to Artsjournal.com for posting David Rohde’s examination of how viewing new ticket buyers as donors immediately after their attendance experience is extremely detrimental to arts organ…

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Out Or Just Not Interested In Getting In? by Joe Patti

Seth Godin made a short post last week about the difference between Jargon vs. Lingo. Its brevity seems to make a clear case, but it leaves a ton of important considerations unsaid. Jargon i…

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Man, Can That Wiggly Opera Quartet Sing by Joe Patti

Grateful hat tip to the Arts and Management Technology Lab at Carnegie Mellon University for calling attention to Blob Opera, a fun little experiment on Google Arts and Culture. It introduce…

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Hassle-Free Refunds And Disney Pays Ticketing Fees? We Could Get Used To This by Joe Patti

So it appears Howard Sherman gets first mention a second day in a row on my blog (not that he doesn’t deserve it). He called attention to the fact the production The Lion King on Broadway …

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Who You Calling Dormant? by Joe Patti

So much appreciation to Howard Sherman for his commentary on Twitter last week about a statement by the Broadway League that re-opening Broadway meant the return of a dormant industry. A sho…

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Masks Still Matter A lot by Joe Patti

Last week Colleen Dilenschneider released recent findings compiled by her colleagues at IMPACTS Experience about audience willingness to return to cultural organizations. By and large, mask …

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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

Artsjournal.com 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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