Making Waves Through the Arts

Our mission is to activate the next wave of ocean leaders through the arts, science, and advocacy.

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts, USA.

Our Impact

Giving a Voice to the Oceans

In 2011, founder Linda Cabot and her daughters embarked on a journey to film a documentary—From the Bow Seat—about environmental issues impacting the Gulf of Maine. The act of making a film and creating artwork engaged and empowered them in a way that articles, textbooks, and lectures alone could not. Harnessing the power of the arts to educate, inspire, and activate younger generations, Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs is committed to spreading a global message of care.

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Creativity is Power

We invest in the next wave of ocean leaders who will think, and act, like artists—looking at issues from new perspectives, posing meaningful questions, and discovering innovative solutions.

Student Gallery


The annual Ocean Awareness Student Contest invites students from around the world to explore—through visual art, poetry, prose, film, and music—how humans’ actions impact the health of our oceans.

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