StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program

Cindy Steiler, 2017, working on cyanotype on fabric in the studio.

Founded in 2013 and now in its sixth 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.

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. A StudioWorks residency provides an artist with a unique experience to play an active role in our creative community through socially engaged projects, educational outreach or public programming. By the end of 2017, 34 artists from 12 different states and three foreign countries will have participated in the program. For a list of alumni of the StudioWorks Artists in Residence Program click here: Alumni.

Housing for visiting artists is provided in two adjacent buildings, the Veterans Memorial Hall / Royal Art Lodge and the 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 application deadline for the 2018 StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is February 1, 2018.  An overview of the 2018 StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence program is available as a PDF download: 2018 StudioWorks Overview PDF.  Applications are reviewed by a jury panel and decisions are generally announced 4-6 weeks following the deadline; on or about March 15, 2018.


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The Tides Institute & Museum of Art / StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is a member of Res Artis Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies.

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