Open Call

2020 StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program

Tides Institute & Museum of Art

With Funding
Eastport, United States


An online application for the StudioWorks artist-in-residency program is open to professionally established and/or emerging visual artists from anywhere in the world. Proposals will be considered from artists working in drawing, painting, digital/new media, photography, printmaking/letterpress, installation, sculpture, textiles or a combination of these. 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. 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 Participants

An unlimited number of applicants to the StudioWorks program is possible. Approximately 10-15 artists will be selected and will participate in the 2020 programmatic season.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 03, 2020 - November 13, 2020


  • $2,000.00 stipend (monthly)


  • $25.00 application fee


Conference Rooms, Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library, Print Shop


Apartment, Guest House, Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Bathroom, Private Housing, Private Room


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Demo Day


Activists, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Book Arts, Collective, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Design, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Land Art, Makers, Metalsmith, Moving Image, Multimedia, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Sculpture, Social Practice, Textile, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology



Program Description

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 panel that may include a StudioWorks alumni/ae, a professional artist or curator, community member, and StudioWorks/TIMA staff/board. 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. 

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