Interim ED at The Guild

Chloe Goodyear selected for 18-month term

Interim Executive Director Chloe Goodyear

The Board of Directors of The Guild appointed Chloe Goodyear as the Interim Executive Director in June.

Goodyear has over 20 years of experience leading non-profit arts organizations, festivals, and strategic planning initiatives, including 12 years as Head of Programming at the Woodford Folk Festival—Australia’s largest multi-arts outdoor event. During her tenure at Woodfordia Inc., Goodyear created the award-winning Festival of Small Halls Australia regional touring program, inspired by the Festival of Small Halls on PEI. She is also the Operations Manager of The East Pointers’ Goolaholla Festival.

“There is a wonderful sense of freshness and opportunity at The Guild right now, and great strength in the existing staff—including Brian Markham, director of operations—who understand and centralize the needs of Island artists,” says Goodyear. “The Guild occupies a unique niche in the creative landscape as a multi-use space with a primary focus as an incubator and host for DIY artistic output. I am thrilled to work alongside artists, partners, tenants, staff, our community, and the Board of Directors…for a flourishing future.”

As Interim Executive Director, Goodyear will spearhead the development of a long-term and sustainable strategy and vision for the organization, in close collaboration with the arts and culture community, that aligns with The Guild’s objectives.

The Board of Directors began the interim executive director search process in January 2024 and has appointed Goodyear for an 18-month term.