Arts Earth Partnership's mission is to harness the transformative power of the Arts to help create a sustainable future. We do this by working closely with arts & cultural organizations, municipalities, universities and artists on all aspects of sustainable practice and programming. By focusing on creative strategies and stressing the power of collective action and human ingenuity we work to inspire and celebrate a healthier, happier, cleaner and more just future for all.
Arts Earth Partnership is the official administrator of the Green Business Certification Program for all Arts & Cultural businesses in the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Our certification is approved by the State of California and is the first arts-based facility certification in the world.
Less Waste = More Art
Our free or low-cost sustainability assessments help organizations of all sizes identify areas of wasted resources. Our cost payback analyses also create timelines from which retrofit costs can turn into savings.
“The people at Arts Earth Partnership understand the cultural sector and have been invaluable in helping to chart a course of cost savings and sustainability at all of our cultural facilities, even in these difficult economic times. I encourage all municipalities and arts organizations to get involved.” Olga Garay, LA DCA Director 2007-2014
“We learned so much from AEP in the process of becoming certified. Knowing how to become environmentally responsible is extremely motivating.” Suzzane Isken, Executive Director, Craft and Folk Art Museum
“AEP has been an indispensable partner to the Historic Lankershim Arts Center. The certification process revealed wasteful tendencies we were not even aware of. Many of the changes required to qualify for the partnership were quite easy to make. Thanks to AEP, we are now on a path to a sustainable future.” Joe Calarco, Managing Director, Lankershim Arts Center