Atelier Aquatic CIC

This is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that uses art as a porthole to the marine world – using art as a creative tool to engage communities in marine life, conservation, and positive change for citizens of the planet above and beneath the surface of the seas.

A grant has been awarded to its ‘Submerging Sculpture’ project, which will create a sculpture to submerge underwater in the Port Barton Marine Protected Area (MPA) Palawan, Philippines, as a multi-purpose art/science/marine conservation/eco-tourism project.

The sculpture will be the base of a mooring buoy in part of the Port Barton MPA which has been negatively impacted by poor management and anchor drops from marine tourism.  Marine tourism is an opportunity to promote positive environmental change and bring widespread media attention and solutions.  Submerging sculpture as mooring buoys bases allows a marine tourist opportunity for experiential education and social media sharing.  The sculpture will act as a functional piece of art and also prevent anchor drops on the reef by providing a mooring buoy.  Over time the sculpture will develop into a living culture.

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