Founded in 2013 and now in its fifth year, The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) offers residency opportunities to visual artists from the U.S. and abroad 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 North Church Project Space which provides 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. By the end of 2017, 32 artists from 12 different states and two foreign countries will have participated in the program.
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 (2013-2017) 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.
The deadline for the 2017 StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program has passed. Materials for the 2018 StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program will be available in late 2017. An overview of the 2017 StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence program is available as a PDF download: 2017-studioworks-overview.
The Tides Institute & Museum of Art / StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is a member of Res Artis Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies.