Outreach Plan

PUBLIC ART and LEED – Innovation & Design

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continued from … PUBLIC ART and LEED – Materials & Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality


The purpose of this LEED category is to recognize projects for innovative building features and sustainable building knowledge. Projects are allowed 5 ID points. I personally have found it challenging to convince my building PMs to use one of their ID credit points for art…its not to say that it cannot be done but usually these points are spoken for pretty quickly.

Ways to achieve ID points include:

  • Artist is a LEED-accredited professional
  • In my opinion, Educational Outreach is the easiest ID point available to any project. Basically you need to do two of the following three:
  1. make the building actively instructional – signs, displays, kiosks, etc.
  2. provide promotional materials – brochures, web sites, etc.
  3. develop an outreach plan – tours, presentations, web site, etc.
  • ID Credits are awarded for exceptional performance such as doubling the credit requirements and/or achieving the next incremental percentage threshold.
  • Credits can also be achieved for comprehensive strategies which demonstrate quantifiable environmental benefits.
  • I highly suggest reading through the ID Credit Catalog as a brainstorming exercise to see what other project have achieved.

To go back to the beginning of the PUBLIC ART and LEED conversation go here: Green Building: Where Does The Art Fit In?


Chrysalis Arts Public Art Sustainability Assessment Toolkit – The Public Art Sustainability Assessment (PASA) is a set of guidelines and an assessment method being developed by Chrysalis Arts, an artist-led public art company in the UK. PASA is intended as a tool for use at any point during the development, creation, maintenance and decommissioning of a public art project.

Arts:Earth Partnership – is an official green certification for cultural facilities, art galleries, performing arts companies and individual artists. The Los Angeles based program, founded in 2006, is forming a coalition of certified artists and facilities committed to achieving environmental sustainability.


concept proposal for Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI)

Climate Clock – The Climate Clock is a unique educational public art project sponsored by the City of San Jose and San Jose State University. The project challenges artists to conceptualize a 100-year public art project to help measure climate change, make the process more visible, and engage and inspire the community to personally explore and modify their individual carbon footprints. The realization of the Climate Clock landmark will be the result of combined resources from partnering organizations and private philanthropy. To date, SJSU and the City of San José have contributed more than $150,000 toward the incubation of the Climate Clock concept.

Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) – In 2010 the Land Art Generator Initiative, which is based in Dubai, challenged artists, architects, engineers and the like to design public art installations to continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid, with each having the potential to provide power to thousands of homes.


Rebecca Ansert, founder of Green Public Art, is an art consultant who specializes in artist solicitation, artist selection, and public art project management for both private and public agencies. She is a graduate of the master’s degree program in Public Art Studies at the University of Southern California and has a unique interest in how art can demonstrate green processes or utilize green design theories and techniques in LEED certified buildings.

Green Public Art is a Los Angeles-based consultancy that was founded in 2009 in an effort to advance the conversation of public art’s role in green building. The consultancy specializes in public art project development and management, artist solicitation and selection, creative community involvement and knowledge of LEED building requirements. Green Public Art also works with emerging and mid-career studio artists to demystify the public art process. The consultancy acts as a resource for artists to receive one-on-one consultation before, during, and after applying for a public art project.
Go to Green Public Art


The Bamboo Curtain Studio has been actively supporting creative talents for the past 15 years.  Within our four reused spaces, we have been celebrating the arts and empowering the lives of over 200 local and 30 international artists, with much sharing across communities, collaborating regional and exchanging international.

Since 2009, Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) has launched an ‘Emerging Artists Program, to serve the local and international cultural practitioners, by providing one-month free exhibition or residency space.

After the successful results in 2009 and 2010, we are very happy to announce the open call of 2011.  We’ll again provide 6 opportunities for, exhibition space, production residency, visiting residency, and/or curatorial research for 2011.  We especially welcome applicants working in any of these three fields: cross discipline arts, ecology and environment, and community engagement projects.

All projects selected by our jury will be offered either a free exhibition and/or residency for up to one month.  However, successful candidates will need to cover their own travel and living cost during their stay in Taiwan.

Who can apply:

  • artist / curator / researcher / culture worker/ arts professional
  • open for all age, media, and nationality


  • Community interaction,
  • dialogue between art and environment / ecology,
  • Cross discipline arts

How to apply:

Please send the following materials before 2010/12/12 to bamboo.culture2009@gmail.com

(please highlight your application as “Emerging Artists Program 2011” on the email)

  • Project plan within one page of A4
  • Outreach plan
  • Resume and portfolio (link or website)
  • Name and contact information of one reference person/organization from your country.

The selected artists will be informed by email on the 25th Dec, after the jury committee makes the final decision.

The Bamboo Curtain studio is thankful for the support by the “New art spaces program” of the National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan.

Besides this ‘emerging artists program’, we welcome you to apply BCS residency any time, please enquire about costs and dates of availability of our venues ( attachment below).

Bamboo Curtain Studio is located next to a subway stop, and is only 30 minutes from downtown Taipei.  It is a converted chicken farm with four studio cum residency complexes and three outdoor spaces, with facilities and equipments for various performing and sculptural / ceramic arts.

margaret shiu, director

Bamboo Curtain Studio and  Bamboo Culture International

We have been Celebrating Arts and Empowering Lives for the past 15 years!

Come join us!



e mail bamboo.culture2009@gmail.com

tel 886 2 88093809