Happy 17th Anniversary Butts In The Seats!

This week marks the 17th anniversary of Joe Patti’s Butts In The Seats; Musings on Practical Solutions For Arts Management. 2020 was a stellar year for posts. He’s provided some of the timeliest content related to handling COIVD without losing focus on the bigger picture. Not only is Joe one of the most consistently engaging culture bloggers around, but he’s also one of the most prolific. If his blog is new to …

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Happy Sweet 16 Butts In The Seats!

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It wouldn’t be February without congratulating Joe Patti for another terrific year of posts at Butts In The Seats; Musings on Practical Solutions For Arts Management. It is celebrating its 16th anniversary this week! If that wasn’t enough, Joe is also a regular contributor at ArtsHacker.com where his posts are among the site’s most frequently visited and shared so if you aren’t already familiar with his work, stop by and set aside a meaningful …

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Taking Stock Friday

Sometimes, it feels like the days just melt away, but it’s better to be busy than bored. To that end, here are some of the things that occupy my time as of late. Consulting Work I’m very happy to say that the musician employment agreement model I wrote about back in April 2019 is starting to catch on. While I can’t go into nearly as much detail as that article, I …

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Inside The Arts Turns 11

Inside The Arts is celebrating its 11th anniversary!. One of the collective’s longest running sites, Joe Patti’s Butts In The Seats, enjoyed a refreshed design this past year and Frank Almond is back in action at non divisi. The blog features an updated look and new features to help celebrate Frank’s return to blogging. Holly Mulcahy’s Neo Classical continues to break traffic records drawing in new drawing in a wealth of new …

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Building Empathy By Making Every Voice Important

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Recently, violinist Holly Mulcahy published an article chronicling her latest Arts Capacity program Walker State Faith and Character Based Prison. This was her ninth event at that facility, and it implemented a new approach to building empathy by making every voice important in a shared creative process. In a nutshell, she and her colleagues introduced a real-time composition element to the program. …we began with several pieces that ranged from 2 …

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