Holiday Break, Sort Of

I am taking a semi break from posting this week. I have been asked to review a book so I am devoting some time to reading it right now. I am also working on some housekeeping issues for the blog. There are some rough spots that developed when I moved the blog over to Inside the Arts last year. I have been whittling away at them over the months but am trying to make a push for the home stretch this week.

I plan to be back to my regularly schedule by January 4.

Hope you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year

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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