Located on the border between New England and the Atlantic Provinces, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) looks out to sweeping views of neighboring Canadian islands. The Institute’s activities reflect this cross-border perspective. TIMA acts as both a cultural resource as well as cultural catalyst with collections, summer exhibitions, programs and nearby StudioWorks facility which houses a printmaking/letterpress facility and artist-in-residence program with studio spaces. TIMA is the first Maine institution to receive funding from the national ArtPlace initiative with their support for TIMA’s regional, cross-border, and wide-ranging Artsipelago project.

Ends on February 1, 2018$25.00
The Tides Institute & Museum of Art offers residency opportunities for visual artists at StudioWorks, a studio building located in the historic downtown of Eastport, Maine.  Artists come to StudioWorks to deepen and develop their practice within this unique community setting.  The facilities at StudioWorks face the waterfront and include an accessible ground floor printmaking and letterpress studio and separate private studio spaces.

A StudioWorks residency provides a unique experience for an artist to create work within a public context and play an active role in a creative community. Eastport, Maine is located within an ‘artsipelago’ of communities along the international border between the province of New Brunswick, Canada and the state of Maine, USA. The StudioWorks program mission, supported by 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.

Applications to StudioWorks are juried by a StudioWorks alumni/ae, a professional artist, and StudioWorks staff. Proposals are reviewed on the basis of the strength of work samples submitted and the written proposal. Artists who do not include a description of community engagement in their proposal will not be considered for a residency.

Decisions are generally announced 4-6 weeks following the deadline.