Tides Institute & Museum of Art StudioWorks AiR Program

Artist Residency


Location: Eastport, Maine, USA


Mission: StudioWorks 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. The residency provides a unique experience for an artist 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 and foster, engage and create a vital and vibrant downtown.

The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program began in 2013 as an important initiative of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA). TIMA encourages the creation of new work, through the residency program, commissions, educational outreach and other projects.

Cost: $2,000 stipend for 4-week residencies; $4,000 stipend for 8-week residencies. 


Application Fee: There is an application fee of $25.


Number of Artists: Up to 1 or 2 at a time


Length of Stay: 4-week and 8-week terms


Accommodations: Primary studio assigned is a ground-floor private studio, approx. 450 sq. ft. Other studios may be assigned based on project proposal/availability.

Separate ground-floor printmaking/letterpress facility, approx. 450 sq. ft.

Housing is provided in two separate, adjacent buildings 2-blocks from the StudioWorks facility. Primary assignment is private apartment with kitchen and bath. Additional private bedroom/private bath assignment in house with shared kitchen, depending on availability and scheduling.

Accommodations are fully furnished.


Demographic/Medium: The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence program is open to professionally established and/or emerging visual artists from anywhere in the world. Students who are enrolled in a degree program at the time of the application deadline are not eligible for a residency and should not apply.

Proposals will be considered from visual artists working in drawing, painting, digital/new media, photography, printmaking/letterpress, installation, sculpture, textiles or a combination of these.



Benefits: Artists are challenged to undertake projects that engage the local community, which may include workshops, educational outreach, or a socially-engaged practice. All artists-in-residence are invited to host an open studio and give an artist talk. Housing is included; artists receive a stipend. Artists have 24-hour access to studios, and may conduct research in the Tides Institute’s collections and archive. The downtown, waterfront location is ideal for artists who are interested in being in a smaller, engaged community. Amenities are within walking distance, and public transportation to Eastport is available. A car is not required.


Deadline: February 1, 2017


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