Operating from a cross border (U.S. / Canada) perspective, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) serves as a cultural catalyst and cultural anchor. New contemporary cultural works are fostered through TIMA’s international StudioWorks Artist-In-Residence (SWAIR) program. TIMA’s ever expanding and wide ranging cultural collections reflect is cross border location with connections to the wider world. Through its cross border cultural initiatives and partnerships, TIMA works to strengthen cultural ties within the international Passamaquoddy Bay region, between Maine and New Brunswick, and between New England and Atlantic Canada.

The Tides Institute & Museum of Art’s legal name is the Quoddy Tides Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. The Tides Institute & Museum of Art is an approved cultural partner beneficiary of the Council for Canadian American Relations based in New York City.


Membership helps support the ongoing annual operations of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) including exhibitions, collections and educational outreach. Membership levels are: Student/Senior: $15; Individual: $25; Family: $35; Contributor: $50; Supporter: $100; Donor: $250; Patron: $500; Benefactor: $1000. Individuals contributing $1000 or more in membership become part of the institute’s Audubon Circle.


Gifts to our Annual Fund help advance TIMA’s mission of fostering innovative work, preservation and understanding of its region’s cultural legacy, and


Help an artist live and work at TIMA’s StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence (SWAIR) and support one of the fundamental missions of the program. With your name attached, you can support one artist in a discipline of your choosing. The cost to cover one artist-in-residence for one month is $3000. TIMA can contact you directly for more information.


To restore the Tides Institute & Museum of Art’s campus of six historic buildings provides another way of support. Our campus facilities include TIMA’s 1887 main building, our 1887 downtown StudioWorks building, our developing 1819 North Church and 1828 Seaman’s Church buildings, and our two Green Street artist residences. The ongoing restoration of these buildings allows for the further expansion of TIMA’s programs, collections, and exhibitions.


Other opportunities are available for the support of TIMA such as through donations to the collections or as a volunteer gallery docent. Write to us at Tides Institute & Museum of Art, P.O. Box 161, Eastport, Maine 04631. Telephone us at 207.853.4047 or email us at tides [at] tidesinstitute [dot] org.

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