Artist Business Partner, Robbie Klein, explains the important role a business partner can play in an artist’s career, and shares her expertise in using the contacts you already have to forge new professional relationships and opportunities.
“What I do after determining what the artist wants is secure gallery representation or pursue public relations/media opportunities, look for alternative venues, and act as a sounding board and a critic.”
Robbie Klein has been active in the Chicago arts and not-for-profit worlds for over 20 years. She was the co-owner of Klein Art Works art gallery, has held a position as the midwest director of the American Poetry & Literacy Project, and founded and ran CHALK (Chicago Art Link for Kids). She was executive director of
Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition, served as community affairs director for both Kendall College and the Chicago Art Project, and held the position of sr. director of alumni and donor relations at Illinois Institute of Technology. In 2011, Klein was director of Art Chicago, MMPI.