True Blue Fellowship

Funding & Mentorship for Emerging Youth Creative Leaders

The True Blue Fellowship (formerly the Fellowship Grant Program) aims to connect and empower youth around the world to leverage the creative arts to enact change in local communities to safeguard the ocean, waterways, and the climate. If you want to make a difference in your community, we invite you to participate in the True Blue Fellowship! The Fellowship is an initiative originally created and led by the Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC), a diverse group of Bow Seat alumni working together to empower their peers to advocate for a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future. 

The True Blue Fellowship provides mentorship, capacity building, and funding of up to $2,500 for 10 youth-led projects that address ocean, waterways, and/or climate change issues in their local communities through a creative arts lens.

Projects may be of any duration, as long as they meet the Fellowship goals:

Utilize the creative arts as the primary method for awareness and/or action.

Co-create with and engage others in your local community

Have a tangible impact on your local community and environment

Bow Seat’s True Blue Fellowship is focused specifically on the ocean, waterways, and/or climate change. This can encompass a wide variety of environmental and social justice issues, so be creative and consider the vast intersectionalities between people and the planet. 

Need some inspiration? Check out these videos about how the ocean, waterways, and the climate are interconnected:

Have more questions? Check out the Fellowship FAQs.

Who Can Apply?
  • Youth ages 13-24
  • Students worldwide (applications must be in English)
  • Individuals or classes, groups, clubs, or organizations
  • New or emerging projects that are less than two years old (clubs or organizations that are more than two years old may apply so long as the proposed project is less than two years old)
Why Participate?

If selected, you will receive:

Funding up to $2,500 USD

Access to a community of other Fellows and Capacity Building Programs

Mentorship and support from the Future Blue Youth Council and Bow Seat Staff

Regardless of whether or not you are selected, all applicants will have access to resources to help develop your grant writing, project management, and fundraising skills!

LEARN MORE TO APPLY

Applications are due on September 1st at 11:59PM EDT.

Website link: https://bowseat.org/

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    June 19, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    September 1, 2024 12:00 am
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  • Location