Tuesday, November 30, 2021

On Hiatus by Joe Patti

Apologies to my readers. The departure of some staff and absence of others has placed me in a situation where I can no longer post regularly. Hopefully this will resolve itself soon and I ca…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 03:12AM
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Do You Need To Feel Transcendent Or Sleep Better Right Now? by Joe Patti

Ruth Hartt got a bit of a kick from the post I made last week where I termed her use of stock video footage and other clips to create an video marketing piece as a “Franken-Ad.” She tagg…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 05:06PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Yes, But When She Said It, It Sounded Brilliant by Joe Patti

Vu Le posted this week about a well-observed phenomenon he termed “Outsider Efficiency Bias.”  He defined this as basically having an outsider like a consultant come in and be lauded fo…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 10:18PM

The Medium As Important As The Message When Asking For Help by Joe Patti

Dan Pink shared a link to a study that was conducted on perceptions of the most effective way to ask others for help comparing face-to-face, audio/phone, video (ie Zoom), and text (SMS, Emai…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 04:06AM
Thursday, November 11, 2021

What’s Been Learned So Far About Offering Virtual Theatre by Joe Patti

American Theatre released results of a survey about virtual theatre offerings during Covid this week. Respondents represent 64 organizations from 25 states. As you might already imagine, the…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 08:06AM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Focus On Product vs Process by Joe Patti

On Museum 2.0 Seema Rao asks why museum educators are so undervalued in the context of a question she was asked about the difference between a Sip and Paint session and a class on marbling t…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 07:48AM
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Does This Franken-Ad Have More Emotional Resonance With Audiences Than The Highly Produced One You Are Using? by Joe Patti

Last month, Trevor O’Donnell directed his readers to a post by Ruth Hartt discussing how to market the arts in a way that focuses on solving the “problems” people have rather than focu…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 01:24AM
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Looking To Public Art To Revitalize Cities Post-Covid by Joe Patti

Somewhat in line with my post yesterday about the growing number of basic guarantee income programs for artists, Artsjournal.com had an interview with the mayor of Toronto, John Tory, about …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 11:48AM
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Guaranteed Income For Artists Spreading by Joe Patti

Nod to Laura Zabel who tweeted a story about the guaranteed basic income for artists pilot program being started in Ireland.  The plan is to provide €325/week to 2000 artists. This is act…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 11:12PM

All That Is Philanthropy Is Not Gold by Joe Patti

I have been following Lucy Bernholz, a self-described philanthropy wonk, for ages it seems. She writes the blog Philanthropy 2173 and is a senior researcher at Stanford’s Center on Philant…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 05:06PM
Thursday, October 28, 2021

How Arts Orgs Used Relief Funding Is Beginning To Be Examined by Joe Patti

A couple weeks ago Hyperallergic had an article that was a critical of museums who had received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds meant to keep people employed, but instead ended up la…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 09:12AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

When It Comes To Work, What Is The Cost-Benefit Between Lethargy And A Sense Of Belonging by Joe Patti

Dan Pink pointed to a study (warning, ad heavy page) that suggests while office interruptions may be disruptive to one’s workflow, it ultimately creates a sense of worth and belonging for …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 02:48AM
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Didn’t Happen As Envisioned, But It Came Out Much Better by Joe Patti

I have often viewed my professional career as having moments where I build on general ideas and concepts from earlier positions, but adapted to suit the local community. I am always wary of …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 08:32AM
Thursday, October 21, 2021

I Hope No Arts Organization Is Doing Anything Close To This by Joe Patti

In writing posts I often draw on examples from commercial enterprises and other types of non-profits to provide interesting ideas or lessons that my primary audience of arts and culture prof…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 12:24AM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Concerning Trend With Regional Booking Conferences by Joe Patti

I was really disappointed last Friday when I read that Arts Midwest would be pausing their conference.  I have a hard time believing it will gear up again in the future. If you aren’t awa…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 12:12AM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Who Gave You Your First Break? by Joe Patti

Tweets responding to UK based Arts Emergency’s new campaign were filling my Twitter feed today. I have written about them a couple times before. They are essentially focused on cultivating…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 09:54PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Composer Was A Rock Star Of Their Day? Rock Stars Aren’t Even The Rock Stars Of Today by Joe Patti

I often read about classical music composers being the rock star of their day, but don’t often get a lot of detail about what that meant. I just happened upon an article in Lapham’s Quar…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 09:36PM
Monday, October 11, 2021

Maybe The Cult Rules Aren’t As Important As We Thought by Joe Patti

Seema Rao at Museum 2.0 shared notes from a session she conducted at the Museum Computer Network conference last week titled “Are Museums A Cult?” The answer, as I am sure you have antic…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 09:18PM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Bach Is Raking It In On Spotify by Joe Patti

h/t to Alex Tabarrok who posted about a Classicfm.com story on how much money classical music composers would make from Spotify streams of their music. Using the estimate figure of $0.0037 (…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 07:36AM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

An Orchestra Where You Don’t Have To Read Music? Depends On Who Is Invited To Play by Joe Patti

H/T to Artsjournal.com which included an article about the Philadelphia Public Orchestra, (PPO) being billed as the World’s First Public Orchestra. The way the article describes it, this i…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 07:24PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

“Feels Like A Luxury To Feel Valued” by Joe Patti

Last month, NextCity had something of a preliminary update on the guaranteed income for artists programs in San Francisco, CA and St. Paul, MN I wrote about last April. Both programs started…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 12:42AM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Your Programming Is More Inclusive, But What About Giving Opportunities? by Joe Patti

Hat tip to Artsjournal.com which featured an article that seems to indicate it is better to diversify the donor base rather than continue to ask the same pool of donors to give more.  The a…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 10:54AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Do Me A Favor And Get The Word Out? by Joe Patti

Seth Godin recently made a post where he noted that while at one time asking someone for a favor involved a personal, one-to-one appeal, email lists and databases have made it easy to make a…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 04:36AM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

How Much More Tolerance Left For Crushing Summer Internship As Career Starter by Joe Patti

When I was an undergraduate, and even after I graduated college, I applied to work at the Williamstown Theater Festival, one of the most prestigious summer theaters in the country. Recent re…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 10:18AM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

I Wish I Was Going With You Approach To Customer Service by Joe Patti

This morning I attended a brand reveal for a Marriott hotel slated to open half a block from my venue in/around January. This particular collection of hotels is highly customized to the comm…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 02:32AM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Visitor Expectations Of Proof of Vaccination? – Not Yet, But Maybe Soon by Joe Patti

People working or closely aligned with arts organizations know that a central topic of conversation in recent weeks is whether to require proof of vaccination for audiences. Drew McManus has…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 08:18PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Advocacy Gameshow Is Now Documentary, But Will People Still Think Of Fundraising As A Competition? by Joe Patti

You may have seen last week that CBS quickly shifted directions when their planned show to pit activists against each other in a game show like competition drew extremely negative responses …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 07:54PM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Enters Stage Right, Wearing Mask by Joe Patti

There have been a lot of stories about shows re-opening on Broadway and how important that is to the economy of NYC. While I haven’t read everything single article, one that appeared on Bl…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 05:42AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

There Is A Lot Of Grand Out There by Joe Patti

My day job is Executive Director of The Grand Opera House in Macon, GA.  Around the end of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century, it was vogue to name theaters as Grand Opera …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 11:32AM
Monday, September 13, 2021

When You Actually Want Your Sidewalk To Fall To Disrepair by Joe Patti

More great stories of artists being part of infrastructure projects, this time from a Next City article that came out last week. I have written about these type of projects before and one of…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 10:48PM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Maybe I Should Have Held Out For A House, Too by Joe Patti

For Purpose Law Group posted the second installment of their “Nonprofits: What Not To Do,” series yesterday. The first installment dealt with the infamous Indianapolis Museum of Art job …

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 09:06AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards