Automate Your Audition Scheduling

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Not long ago, I began offering Venture Platform users a reservation function via our e-commerce platform that also serves as an ideal tool for arts orgs to use for automating much of the audition scheduling process (including notifications, confirmations, and even changes). Even though it’s designed as an e-commerce function, it can be used in a non-transactional way or even gathering payment info but not processing a charge, which is handy …

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Knowing When You Shouldn’t Get Involved

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One of the most frequent reader questions coming in from musicians is “do you ever write about [insert musician oriented topic here]?” By and large, although the topic may be fascinating it really doesn’t have much impact from an administrator’s point of view and unless its byproduct becomes something to be attended to administratively (such as the equal pay for equal work topic) we tend to steer clear of those issues. …

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Using Pay-As-You-Wish Pricing To Self-Correct Artificially Inflated Ticket Prices

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WQXR Blog published an article by Brian Wise on 7/21/2015 that examines Pay-As-You-Wish ticket pricing for classical music concerts, which was recently implemented in the U.K. via the Hallé Orchestra. Although it is doubtful that Pay-As-You-Wish pricing will become any sort of mainstream ticket strategy, it does serve as a worthwhile conduit for continued examination of exacerbated pricing trends, which long time readers know is a bedrock topic here at Adaptistration. …

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Please, Pretty Please, Stop Damaging Everyone’s Eyesight With Small Font Sizes

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H/T to Thomas Cott for inspiring this latest entry into what seems to be an ongoing rant regarding font size. No, I’m not complaining about Cott’s font sizes, his are terrific, but one of the articles at arts.gov included in his latest newsletter made me realize that there continue to be far too many arts focused sites out there still using unacceptably small font sizes. Not only do small font sizes …

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Atlanta Sees A Sliver Of Sunshine

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The 7/16/2015 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article by Howard Prousner that reports on some good news for the beleaguered Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in the form of an undisclosed six figure surplus for the 2014/15 season that started off with a nine week lockout. Though final fiscal 2015 figures will not be known until later this summer when financial records are complete for the Woodruff Arts Center — …

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