Schooner Bay Institute for the Arts & Sciences is a not-for-profit organization seeking to advance the understanding and stewardship of our cultural and environmental assets through multi-disciplinary research and outreach. The Institute is headquartered in Schooner Bay, a traditional harbour village on the Bahamian island of Great Abaco that has become a leading model and proponent of sustainable development in the Caribbean region.
The facility itself is an 1800 square foot building located on a 100-acre tract of Crown Land at the entrance of Schooner Bay designated as communal farmland and an economic empowerment zone for all of South Abaco. An art motel with 15 beds, a kitchen and a dining room/ study as well as a clinic with conference rooms and offices are all part of this dynamic and flexible facility. With a nightly bed rate of $40, this is a comfortable, affordable base for visiting scholars and artists, complete with all of the resources required to facilitate productive research and collaboration in a unique environment teeming with ecological diversity.
Schooner Bay Institute for the Arts and Sciences is a place of idea generation where global and local expertise combines to promote the sustainable growth of South Abaco and the islands of The Bahamas.