ACCA Consultant

Jewell Goodwyn


Company Name

J.R. Goodwyn Consulting





Business Phone

1(519) 318-0881

Biographical Info

Jewell is a dedicated community leader and advocate for the non-profit arts sector, committed to building networks at regional, provincial and national levels. She is a strategic thinker who takes a collaborative approach to teambuilding and decision-making. Jewell’s understanding of, and dedication to, the non-profit arts sector is founded on her passion and experience as a practicing artist in visuals arts, performance and multi-media. Jewell has worked in the not for profit arts sector for nearly three decades, with twenty+ years serving the artist run centre community as President and Founding Executive Director of Artist Run Centres and Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO.) Jewell grew ARCCO from an informal alliance with no funding to an incorporated provincial arts service organization, which gained recognition from the national arts community and all levels of government as the official voice of artist-run centres in Ontario. During her tenure with ARCCO, Jewell established alliances and networks regionally, provincially and nationally to build support for the artist run centre community. Goodwyn is a founding member of the national arts service organization Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA). Inspired by the work of La MAL in Quebec, with fellow provincial arts service organizations Jewell initiated the cross disciplinary coalition PASO-OPSA, to strengthen and increase public investment in the arts in Ontario. Jewell is committed to cultivating mindful, anti-oppressive environments that are equitable, inclusive and respectful. She is skilled at consensus building through think tanks, consultation sessions, involving multiple stakeholders and community members. Jewell’s areas of expertise include organizational development, board governance, strategic planning, profile building and network-building. Recently, Jewell has served as an Artsvest Mentor volunteer, coaching one on one, and group sessions with staff and board of 28 small to midsize organizations, representing a variety of disciplines, ranging from architecture-design, film, dance, community arts, craft, to arts service organizations, regional arts councils, and social enterprises.

Year consulting practice established


Primary Clients

Cultural Not-For-Profit, Arts Service Organizations, Individuals

Consulting Specialization

Audience development / engagement, Facilitation, General / operational management, Governance, Grant and proposal writing, Marketing / social media / communications, Organizational change, Project management, Strategic planning

Frequent Disciplines

Performing arts, Visual arts and crafts, Multi-disciplinary