Patrick Spike - Marketing Director for Arts People

Patrick Spike moves into role as Marketing Director of Arts People

Patrick Spike, one of the original staff members of Arts People, is changing roles within the company. Having consulted on the original system design with original founder and programmer Ness Blackbird, then started work with the company back in October of 2006, Spike joined to develop the client services department and policies.

After a few years he was able to hand off this department to another capable staff member and transitioned into a new role that eventually evolved into his current position as Product Manager & System Expert. Here he’s been managing all the myriad details around various planned or potential future projects and requested features, fostering things through to completion with the tech team and release to clients.

Now it’s time for another project! Arts People will be looking to Spike’s extensive communication and marketing background to help the company develop its marketing arm. This will compliment the sales team’s long standing one-on-one consulting work with organizations looking to improve their tools for ticketing, fundraising, marketing and more. In this role Spike will be planning and coordinating the company’s presence, message, materials, social media and online communications. He’ll work with sales staff gearing up for conferences we attend across the country, and to look toward the future of the company’s communication needs.

Spike has worked his magic twice before developing processes within Arts People and we’re excited to see how this new effort develops. Don’t worry though. His knowledge of the system and of the performing arts industry will still be tapped by our staff when needed to help us meet the variety of needs of our clients. First and foremost, we continue to support the arts in our communities, and help the organizations that produce and propel the arts forward.

Patrick Spike has over 30 years in performing arts creative, administrative, marketing and fundraising work. He continues to perform and direct various theatre projects, consults with many organizations and volunteers with a variety of non-profit organizations. Visit his online portfolio at for more information.

Thanks Spike!

SETC2017 Conference Wrap Up

Our sales team members Jon and Marc had a great time meeting current clients, and demonstrating the Arts People system to potential clients at the recent Southeastern Theatre Conference in Lexington, KY. The conference itself was very well attended with wonderful presentations, auditions, performances and more.  We were very proud to be a part of this event, including as a sponsor.

We look forward to next year, helping organizations to discover the power and ease of the Arts People ticketing, fundraising, marketing, reporting, patron management system, with built in CRM tools and our world-class customer service all designed specifically around the needs of the performing arts.

As part of our program of giving back to the arts, three organizations who entered the drawing at our booth each won a $100 donation to support their work.  They included the James Clemens Theatre at James Clemens High School in Madison, Alabama, Hoof ‘n’ Horn Theatre at Duke University, and Birmingham Children’s Theatre.  Your work inspires us!

Our congratulations to all the winners and honorees at this year’s event!


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