Tides Institute & Museum of Art

(207) 853-4047
Name of Residency: StudioWorks Artist-in-Residency Program

StudioWorks at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) offers residency opportunities to visual artists in order to deepen and develop their practice within a community setting. Our studios, museum and housing are located within the historic downtown and working waterfront of Eastport, Maine and overlook the U.S./Canada boundary. The residency provides a unique experience for an artist to play an active role in our creative community.

The StudioWorks program mission, supported by national awards from ARTPLACE, is to place the arts in the center of the community and foster, engage and create a vital and vibrant downtown.

Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation: Mission: Founded in 2002 in Eastport Maine, USA, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art is located on the Atlantic coast at the US/Canada border. This boundary location shapes its perspective on the region and the broader world through its initiatives and programs to foster new innovative and cross-sector works through its wide-ranging collections, education and preservation e?arts and through its partnerships and endeavors to strengthen the region??s economic prosperity, vitality, and wider connections.
Organisation founded in: 1973
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Textile Art
  • New Media
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): $2,000 for a 4-week residency; pro-rated for other term lengths
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    • Workshop
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Bangor, Maine, USA or Saint John, NB, Canada
    Nearest Train Station: Portland/Brunswick, Maine, USA or Moncton, NB, Canada
    How to reach by plane: The nearest airport is Bangor International Airport (BGR) (http://www.flybangor.com/).From Bangor, continue to Eastport via West??s Coastal Connection bus service or by rental car.
    How to reach by train: The nearest Amtrak station is in Portland, Maine and the nearest ViaRail is in Moncton, New Brunswick. Continue to Eastport by bus and/or car.
    How to reach by car: Eastport, Maine, is located on the coastal border between Maine and New Brunswick. Travel from the south via Route 9 from Bangor, Maine, or Route 1 along the coastline. Turn on Route 190 off of Route 1 and continue 7 miles to Eastport.
    How to reach by boat: Eastport, Maine, is a port city and can be accessed by private boat. There are no ferry services to Eastport.
    Street & Number: 43 Water Street, P.O. Box 161
    Postal Code: 04631
    City: Eastport
    Country long: United-States
    43 Water Street, P.O. Box 161
    Eastport 04631 ME United-States
    Get directions