Joel Klein Arts Consulting

Arts development strategy specialist Joel Klein has worked extensively in opera, queer theatre, and dance administration. Current General Manager of Association for Opera in Canada (AOC) and past Executive Director of Made in BC – Dance on Tour, Joel has also been an independent consultant since 2017. He retains a performance practice in solo and concert work, and as the drag chanteuse Maria Toilette.

Joel Klein Arts Consulting was founded in 2016 as a resource for Equity-seeking artists and arts organizations to assist in developing Funds, Markets, Networks, and Strategies.

Long-term, ongoing clients include :

  • 5X Festival – Canada’s Largest South Asian Youth Event
  • Sunny Drake – Toronto-based Trans theatre creator
  • Dancers of Damelahamid – Indigenous Dance
  • BVCA – Rural / Remote community-engaged arts practice