You Can’t Just Let People Tear Your Clothes Off Anymore

Recently, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the union which has members working in performing arts venues, convention centers, movies, and television productions, recently released their Covid-19 reopening guide. If you work in an environment that employs IATSE members, it is worth reviewing the guidelines to get a sense of what the union expects working conditions to look like. By and large, the guidance on the first 19 pages doesn’t differ substantially from some of the other guidelines that have appeared here on ArtsHacker. If you have pored over the guidance … Read more

An Easy Way To Limit URLs Allowed To Embed A Video

One of the more popular questions coming in from my Venture Platform users right now is how to embed a video so it can only playback on a password protected page. The goal is straightforward: performing arts organizations are looking for ways to offer protected video content. Unfortunately, most of the popular video hosting services are designed to give away your content free of charge. Fortunately, Vimeo provides a solution that won’t require any custom programming or special knowledge. The only tick is it requires a paid account. Thankfully, those only begin … Read more

4 Emails To Send That Don’t Ask For Money

Communications that don’t involve asking for money (donation, ticket sale, etc.) are important to keep patrons engaged and deepen their relationship with your organization. Here are some ideas for emails that don’t involve donating or purchasing but serve to educate and entertain. Automated Welcome Email An automated welcome email can come in two forms: when someone signs up for your email list, or when they sign up for a particular program, purchase a ticket, or make a donation. Think of this initial email as part of an onboarding process where the goal … Read more

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