Tides Institute & Museum of Art – StudioWorks Artist-in-Residency Program

(207) 853-4047
kmckinlay@tidesinstitute.org

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
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
  • Textile Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Woodworking tools
  • Library
  • Office
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Supplies
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
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.
Street & Number: 43 Water Street, P.O. Box 161
Postal Code: 4631
City: Eastport
43 Water Street, P.O. Box 161
Eastport 4631 USA
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