2023 Artist-in-Residence Application

Associated Residency Program

 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. 

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. So far, 71 artists from 18 different states and three foreign countries have participated in the program. 

Residency Length
2 weeks - 8 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Augmented Reality
Digital Media
Electronic Arts
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Sound Art
Virtual Reality
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Environmental Arts
Public Art
Social Practice
Urban Planning/Design
Art Education
Pets (Non-service animals)
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Children allowed for full stay
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Residents have access to private kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Large Format Printer / Plotter
Large Format Scanner
Printers + Scanner
Printmaking Workspaces
Book Arts Facilities
Etching Press
Glass Inking Table
Drying Racks
Hot Plates
Paper Tearing Table
Large Sinks
Washer And Dryer
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private housing off campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

The StudioWorks artist-in-residence program is open to professionally established and/or emerging visual artists and craftspeople from anywhere in the world. Students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or masters-level degree program at the time of the application deadline are not eligible for a residency and should not apply. Proposals from collaborative teams of two will be considered, but StudioWorks cannot consider proposals from larger groups/teams due to housing and studio limitations. Collaborative pairs must apply separately to the program, and indicate in their proposals that they wish to work together. Please include evidence of collaborative work, if possible/applicable, and specify housing needs (separate or shared). Artists-in-residence may overlap with other artists-in-residence, artists working as museum guests, lecturers, or community members using printmaking/letterpress studio during scheduled times. Private studios and/or live/work spaces will be designated for artist-in-residence use only

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application