Founded in 2013 and now in its eleventh 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 and many additional funders, 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 and region through socially engaged projects, educational outreach or public programming.
Housing for visiting artists is provided in two adjacent buildings, the GAR Hall / Royal Art Lodge and the Rathlin House, located one block away from StudioWorks and the museum. US Artists are eligible for a $2,000 stipend for a 4-week residency; pro-rated for other terms: $1,000 for a 2-week residency. Stipends are paid 50% during the first week; 50% at conclusion of the residency. Due to limitations of the H-2 visa, artists coming from international locations may be reimbursed for airfare, ground transportation, food and other living expenses, up to the same amount.