So Many Thoughts, So Little Time

I have been finalizing my preparations for my visit to Wayne State and my flight on Sunday. Besides packing clothes and the like, I have also been making photocopies, practicing the delivery of my class presentations and trying to anticipate the type of questions all the people I meet with will ask.

As before, the process has brought a number of new ideas to mind to consider and explore. Unfortunately, I can’t prepare for my trip effectively and related them all here as well. I probably won’t be able to update the blog again until Wednesday. However, it would be very interesting to be able to continue this experiment and actually make entries reflecting on my experience while I am still in Detroit. I will have to see if I can get web access somewhere.

About Joe Patti

I have been writing Butts in the Seats (BitS) on topics of arts and cultural administration since 2004 (yikes!). Given the ever evolving concerns facing the sector, I have yet to exhaust the available subject matter. In addition to BitS, I am a founding contributor to the ArtsHacker ( website where I focus on topics related to boards, law, governance, policy and practice.

I am also an evangelist for the effort to Build Public Will For Arts and Culture being helmed by Arts Midwest and the Metropolitan Group. (

My most recent role was as Executive Director of the Grand Opera House in Macon, GA.

Among the things I am most proud are having produced an opera in the Hawaiian language and a dance drama about Hawaii's snow goddess Poli'ahu while working as a Theater Manager in Hawaii. Though there are many more highlights than there is space here to list.


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