Tuamotus, Distant Islands, Hydrophone, 2016
TBA21–Academy leads artists, scientists, and thought-leaders on expeditions of collaborative discovery. Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding of our ocean through the lens of art and engender creative solutions to its most pressing issues. Our ocean-going Academy commissions interdisciplinary research that catalyzes engagement, stimulates new knowledge and inspires artistic production. Founded in 2011, our nonprofit’s program is informed by a belief in the power of exchange between disciplines and in the ability of the arts as a vessel for communication, change, and action.
Read more about TBA21–Academy here.
Our fellowship program, The Current, seeks to create culture and a platform for research outside of the traditional institution, enabling emerging leaders from a diversity of disciplines to become agents of change for the ocean.
Countries visited in Cycle #1 The Current 2015-17:
Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, including the Tuamotos and the Marquesas and Fiji.
Countries to be visited in Cycle #2 The Current 2017-20:
Tonga, New Zealand, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, including Palau, Papua New Guinea.


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Tuamotus, Distant Islands, Hydrophone, 2016