Using Collaboration To Raise That Tide

Get Your Magic is a collaboration of Annapolis Performing Arts organizations joining forces to get you back inside our venues for the best entertainment Annapolis has to offer. Participants include Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Classic Theatre of Maryland, and Live Arts Maryland. Their idea was straightforward: patrons buy three or more shows from across their collective event list and all seats are priced at a flat $29 …

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Vax Policy Database Surpasses 200 Entries

In the wake of the new Federal vaccination standards for businesses and the President’s appeal to concert venues to make proof of vaccination status required, it will be interesting to see how that impacts nonprofit performing arts organization’s policy decisions. What’s interesting this week is the number of groups that have modified their policies since they were added to the list. While it’s only around four percent, that’s 100% more than …

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Will Call And Other Things That Should Go Away Post-Pandemic

Nearly a decade ago, I published an article asking why the field still relied on using “will call” as the preferred name tracking prepaid tickets. Since then, not much has changed but that doesn’t make it any less of a barrier for ticket buyers. For anyone used to buying event tickets on their smartphone, the entire notion of waiting in a line to pick up printed tickets seems bothersome and archaic …

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What You May Have Missed From The President’s Remarks On Vaccination Requirements

While news about the new Federal vaccination standards for businesses that employ 100 or more employees is welcome news for most nonprofit performing arts orgs, there are a few additional details in the President’s remarks from 9/9/21 that you may have missed but need to be aware of. Patron Mandates May Not Be Far Away The potential performing arts venues have for becoming a super-spreader source is clearly front and center …

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Solutions That Improve Conditions For Artists And Protect Their Interests

I would be remiss if I didn’t highlight a post from Joe Patti this week that includes a reminder from NEA director of the Office of Research & Analysis, Sunil Iyengar, about the need for arts organizations to remain focused on a post-Covid environment that strives for parity. Given that it’s all too easy to get caught up in the here and now of concessions during the pandemic, boards and executive …

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The Performing Arts Org Vax Policy Database

Find vaccination requirements by organization and sector along with policy links and a form to add your organization to the database.

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