We invest in the next wave of environmental leaders who will think, and act, like artists—looking at issues from new perspectives, posing meaningful questions, and discovering innovative solutions. We believe that changing our world starts by inspiring and energizing youth to vividly imagine a better future, and empowering them to create it themselves.

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142 Countries 50 U.S. States

Global Reach

The health of the ocean impacts us all, no matter where in the world we live. Bow Seat’s participants come from island nations and landlocked countries, from coastal cities and mountain communities. Water connects them all, and our global oceans need their global support.

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33176 Students

Student Participants

Our program participants are young artists, writers, poets, filmmakers, musicians, dancers, and activists. Many are learning about ocean issues for the first time; all are experiencing how the arts can spur curiosity, dialogue, awareness, and action around our natural world.

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$ 707600 Students $ 69500 Sponsors $ 44750 Schools


Bow Seat grants awards to recognize and empower creative, talented, and environmentally minded participants and the educators who support them.

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$ 26750 Awarded


Our by youth, for youth Fellowship Grant Program provides funding and mentorship to peers who are addressing environmental challenges in their local communities in impactful and creative ways.