TBA21–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.

We do this by leading artists, scientists, and thought-leaders on expeditions of collaborative discovery. Founded in 2011, our 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. Our ocean-going Academy commissions cross-disciplinary research that catalyses engagement, stimulates new knowledge and inspires artistic production; our mission being to further our relationship to and deepen our understanding of our ocean through the lens of art, and to engender creative solutions for its most pressing issues.

We are committed to creating radical, magical experiences that have a powerful effect on those that experience them, changing their experience of the ocean and the creatures within it from that moment on.