TBA21–Academy leads artists, scientists, and thought-leaders on expeditions of collaborative discovery. The Academy is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of the ocean through the lens of art and to engendering creative solutions to its most pressing issues. TBA21–Academy commissions interdisciplinary research that catalyses engagement, stimulates new knowledge, and inspires artistic production. Established in 2011, the nonprofit’s programme 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.
Since its inception TBA21–Academy has launched groundbreaking projects combining artistic, sociopolitical, scientific, economic and especially environmental concerns.