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StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program

Founded in 2013 and now in its twelfth 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, Muselenk (Moose Island), 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. See recent article in The Atlantic about the StudioWorks program and its impact on community: How Artists Build the Spirit of a Town.
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. By the end of 2023, 105 artists from 21 different states (plus Washington, D.C.) and six 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 GAR Hall / Royal Art Lodge and the Rathlin House, located one block away from StudioWorks and the museum. For a view of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art’s Eastport, Muselenk (Moose Island) Maine campus and a description of its buildings and places, click here: Campus Map and Cultural Places/Creative Spaces.

BRIDGING BOUNDARIES, EXPLORING BORDERS
Founded in 2002 in Eastport Maine, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art is located on long standing traditional and continuing Passamaquoddy homelands along the Atlantic coast at the United States/Canada border. This boundary location shapes its perspective on the region and the broader world: through its initiatives and programs to foster new innovative and cross-sector works; through its wide ranging collections, education and preservation efforts; and through its partnerships and endeavors to strengthen the region’s economic prosperity, vitality and wider connections.

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