What We Do


about us : what we do

Strategies for Eco Art in the underwater realm and creation of coral gardens

Integrating art within the underwater realm by  working with artificial reef science  set within marine management strategy is at the heart of The Marine Foundation practice. We help our clients to commission the best Eco art installations that support and regenerate their marine ecosystem possible by creating strategies that are tailored to their individual needs. Our strategies start with a vision for the scheme including an assessment of the sea floor and marine ecosystem.We propose a curatorial and scientific approach based on best practice principles, needs of the community and Eco system and starting points for the project. We work through the opportunities for artists, propose interdisciplinary collaborations, devise appropriate governance, selection and evaluation procedures, and time-frame and budgets for the Eco art program. We also deliver assistance in pr and media engagement. In short, the strategies we write give clients the vision and confidence to commission the highest quality Eco art set within working management strategy as an integral element of their project.

The Marine Foundation is frequently invited to be a member of multidisciplinary design teams for regeneration, development projects and coral gardening landscape schemes. As a result we contribute to strategies, advising on creative cultural programming and providing specific Eco art guidance.

Art Commissions: permanent and temporary

We produce unique, site-specific artistic interventions, working with a wide range of clients and artists. From permanent and temporary public art commissions, art integrated with science and installations for the underwater environments. The Marine Foundation offers artistic direction and a full management service specific to each project.

The Marine Foundation helps you commission the best Eco art installations possible by creating strategies that are tailored to your  individual needs. Our strategies start with a vision for the scheme including an assessment of the sea floor and marine ecosystem.We propose a curatorial and scientific approach based on best practice principles, needs of the community and Eco system and starting points for the project. We work through the opportunities for artists, propose interdisciplinary collaborations, devise appropriate governance, selection and evaluation procedures, and time-frame and budgets for the Eco art program. We can also deliver assistance to you for pr and media engagement. The strategy  we write gives you the vision and confidence to understand and  commission the highest quality Eco art set within working management strategy as an integral element of your project.

We organise every aspect of the commissioning process, from curatorial direction and artist selection through to contracts, public consultation, project management and installation.

Promotion of projects and production of the communication material and strategy

The Marine Foundation works locally and connects globally  aiming to raise awareness and generate support through out the Blue planet. We organise the communication and pr aspect of the project including the creation of the media and communication material which includes photography and filming  for example ‘ the making of ‘ which is useful for web and company promotion. We have a growing database of professional available to create bespoke material including excellent editors, videographers and photographers.

We use  media in all its variety from social media, viral through to tv and hard press. The projects are very visual and produce great photography and video footage which is very media friendly and with an increasingly expanding audience interested in environmental issues and innovative approaches we receive attention from a broad spectrum of press and media. We are building the press and media data base and part of the service we can offer our partners and clients is access to this database.

Our Art for Oceans Campaign is made up of competitions, events, conferences, exhibitions and unique outreach opportunities which pull together are even larger network of involvement and awareness. Engaging artist and creatives from a wide scope of disciplines to enable art to be a force for good.

Building Corporate Social Responsibilities Packages and unique ways to get involved 

The Marine Foundation Program facilitates ways for business and individuals to contribute, be part of and invest in the future well-being of Our Oceans and  seas.  The ‘get involved’ section of the website goes into this in more detail. We specilaise in creating bespoke programs that suit a wide range of companies  and business, We  provide your staff exciting and rewarding experiences as well as bring a strong ethical and creative aspect to your organisation that can serve as a great marketing tool or for staff job satisfaction.

Presentation talks, Conferences and education.

We contribute to national and international conferences, seminars and publications as well as organising our own. Celia Gregory gives regular talks offering her expertise and inspirational approach to marine environmental issues. As well as a variety of educational opportunities including talks and workshops in schools and institutions that can include visits to the projects.

Consultancy Service

For each project, The Marine Foundation agrees a scope of work and task/fee analysis for consideration by the client. With most clients and design teams understanding the need to integrate art into environment and the importance of creating coral gardens and fish nurseries in the waters in-front of  their property and within the community as early as possible.

In summary, our consultancy service includes the following areas of work:

  • assessing the marine Eco-system
  • strategy for science and environmental restoration
  • writing strategies for  marine management, plans and artists’ briefs
  • providing artistic direction on all aspects of the project
  • identifying scope for art commissions
  • researching artists and other creative practitioners
  • organising selection procedures and panels
  • directing collaborations between artists and science and others sectors
  • organising workshops and consultation sessions
  • devising funding strategies and researching further sources of funds
  • drafting contracts and schedules- advising on ownership and maintenance
  • organising pr material photography, films and company marketing material
  • documentation, exhibitions and publications – giving presentations and organising conferences
  • managing projects to successful completion

Partnerships and information sharing

Many of the working relationships The Marine Foundation forms are with local environmental groups. We do not create local infra structure but work with existing and experienced local Frameworks. The Marine Foundation brings a unique and create aspect to their environmental work and helps draw attention and support for their effort. We can bring our knowledge and expertise to help them establish marine management strategy in its early stages of formation and support the implementation of effective and sustainable practice. This is of course also applicable to private clients including hotels and developers.

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