Empowering youth to connect, create, and communicate for our blue planet

Congratulations 2021

Water Rising invited students to tackle issues like access to safe water, drought and flooding, displacement, and food insecurity. View the powerful new collection of Visual Art, Film, Interactive & Multimedia, Music, Dance, Poetry, Spoken Word, and Creative Writing from young creators around the world.

Bow Seat Timeline

For more than a decade, Bow Seat has inspired young ocean caretakers through creative expression. Check out our interactive timeline to learn more about our program history and exciting milestones!
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10 Reasons to Participate in the 2022 Ocean Awareness Contest

January 27, 2022

You might have heard about our annual Ocean Awareness Contest—an international arts competition that invites middle and high school students...

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs Receives a $10,000 Grant from...

January 10, 2022

(Boston, MA) – For the third consecutive year, Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs (Bow Seat) has received a $10,000 grant from...

Announcing Bow Seat’s 2022 Future Blue Youth Council!

January 7, 2022

We are so excited to announce the members of our 2022 Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC)! Launched last year as...


Deep Dive Series
Bow Seat Art x Ocean Filibuster at the American Repertory Theater
Cambridge, MA
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Art Exhibit at New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA
Hayden Stokley
Age 16, Mississippi

“As a child, I was too shy to speak in public, but societal issues haunted me. I wanted to help. Only through writing was I able to debate, advocate for change, and defend my views. It is this concept – that everyone has a specific talent to contribute to a cause – that serves as my inspiration.”