A/PPS Associate Artistic Producer; contract position: part time, grant-based. Applications are open from now until August 18, 2023.

Basic Background Information about A/PPS

Active/Passive Performance Society is an arts not-for-profit operating on so-called Galiano Island. We produce an annual summer outdoor ambient and experimental music festival, Active/Passive, currently in its fifth year; an annual spring festival, Biosonic!, entering its second year that explores the relationship between music, art and biodiversity; a fall indoor concert; and sometimes other activities, events and co-productions. Our programming includes live music performances, workshops, art installations, talks, livestreams, online music performance broadcasts, films/video, dance, residencies, and more.

Our mandate is to:

What is the job?

In order to decolonize this hiring process we are trying to be as flexible as possible in how we describe the position because we feel that the candidates could and should be the ones that set the ground rules for how this position actually reduces barriers and amplifies diverse voices. That said, we know that folks need to have something to work from to know if this job is of interest to them. Here’s what we’re thinking, and we’ve put the more traditional details about these roles below. It could be:

What we hope is that the right candidate chooses pieces of/all of/any of these kinds of roles and makes the position something that furthers A/PPS’s mandate in a way that reduces barriers for performers, audiences, crew, volunteers and more.

Should I apply?

If this sounds interesting, but not exactly right for you, please email us to ask questions.

If this sounds like something you want to do, but you worry you don’t have the expected experience and training, please apply — what matters is where people want to go with this position, not how they arrive at it.

You do not need to live on Galiano to perform this role, but it will require travel to Galiano at least three times a year. Travel expenses will be covered and accommodation provided.

We will be prioritizing applications from folks who are traditionally excluded or underrepresented in decision-making roles in the arts.

How do I apply?

Please send us an email at with the information you think we need to figure out if we should chat further. That could be a letter, resume, CV or portfolio. We’re open!

Due to limited HR capacity at this time, we can only guarantee a response to candidates selected for an interview by our personnel committee.


We're ready to chat about this in more detail, but right off the bat it looks like we have around $12,000-15,000 for work done in 2023 and $20,000 for work done in 2024. How that plays out can be a discussion we have with candidates. We can look at it hourly, if you prefer, or day rates or a fee for specific tasks. What we want is to be transparent and flexible. We will not pay less than a living wage.

Responsibilities and Duties

Looking for a more traditional job posting or want to know more about what these roles can or could do? Here’s what we’re thinking so far:




Relevant Skills and Proficiencies

Applications are open until August 18, 2023


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We're grateful to collaborate and produce on the shared, stolen, unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of Penelakut, Lamalcha, Hwitslum and other Hul’qumi’num speaking peoples, as well as the ceded territories of Tsawwassen First Nation, on what is now known as Galiano Island, British Columbia. We recognize the complex impacts that hosting settlers and non-settlers has on the Indigenous land and peoples of this area, and we aim to be responsible and accountable for these impacts and our footprint—whether cultural, environmental or social.

We acknowledge the generous support of our partners and funders:

LEÑA Artist Residency  Yellowhouse Art Centre  BC Ferries  CRD Arts & Culture Support Service  Galiano Island Parks & Recreation  Creative BC  British Columbia Arts Council  Canada Council for the Arts