The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) offers residency opportunities to visual artists 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. TIMA’s downtown StudioWorks building contains private studios, common work areas, and a ground floor printmaking and letterpress studio. TIMA is also developing a nearby larger scale Free Will North Church Project Space which will provide additional studio workspace and exhibition opportunities. A StudioWorks residency provides an artist with a unique experience to play an active role in our creative community.
The StudioWorks program mission, supported by two national awards from ARTPLACE, is to place the arts in the center of the community, utilizing the arts and artists to foster, engage, and create a vital and vibrant downtown. For a list of alumni (2013-2016) of the StudioWorks Artists in Residence Program click here: Alumni.
Housing for visiting artists is provided in two adjacent buildings (Veterans Memorial Hall / Royal Art Lodge and Rathlin House) located one block away from StudioWorks and the museum. For a view and description of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art campus click here: TIMA Campus and Campus Map.
Application materials for the 2017 StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program are available online through Submittable, an online program. Please read the overview of the program, available here as a PDF download: 2017-studioworks-overview, before submitting an application. The deadline to apply for all 2017 residency terms is February 1, 2017. Decisions are generally announced 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.
The Tides Institute & Museum of Art / StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is a member of Res Artis Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies.