Rising Tides: Tides Institute Campaign

Rising Tides is a multi-year capital campaign that serves as a capstone to the Tides Institute's 22 year effort to create the eastern coast of Maine region's first significant cultural institution that can serve as both cultural anchor and cultural catalyst for the region and connect it to the broader world.

Bridging Borders, Exploring Boundaries

The Tides Institute & Museum of Art is located directly on the United States/Canada border between New England and the Atlantic Provinces on traditional and continuing Passamaquoddy homelands. This location shapes the TIdes Institute's international perspective to the broader world.

Building Collections, Fostering New Works

The TIdes Institute is building wide ranging collections that reflect the northeast United States/Canada coast and connect it to a broader world. The TIdes Institute fosters new works through its Artist-in-Residence Program, Special Projects and Hand Line Press place based posters.

StudioWorks Artist in Residence Program

The Tides Institute's StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program, now in its 12th year, is open to artists from the United States and Abroad. Our StudioWorks and North Church Project Spaces offer working studio and workshop space in historic buildings.

Steward & Curator of Cultural Places

The Tides Institute serves as steward and curator of a dozen cultural places along the eastern coast of Maine including nine with historic buildings dating from 1819 to the early 1940s. Four of the buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Restoration of these buildings is ongoing.

Bridging Borders, Exploring Boundaries

Located directly on the U.S./Canada border between New England and the Atlantic Provinces on traditional and continuing Passsamaquoddy homelands, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art weaves together a range of regional and international interests, resources, and initiatives to build critical mass, synergy and connectedness that contribute to the region's cultural and economic well being and links to the broader world.

TIMA Awarded Major NEH Challenge Grant

TIMA Awarded Major NEH Challenge Grant
TIMA was recently awarded a prestigious Challenge Grant award of $400,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to help with additional redevelopment steps for Masonic Hall over the next several years. TIMA is required to match the award with $1.2 million in private funds. The full completion of the redevelopment of Masonic Hall will require additional funding as well.

Masonic Hall Project

Masonic Hall Project
TIMA’s vision for its historic virtually intact 1887 Masonic Hall is to allow TIMA to tell and preserve the story of the cultural legacy of this region for the first time through its remarkable collections with expanded and more appropriate exhibition and collection spaces along with a local foods cafe.

SW Artist-in-Residence Program

SW Artist-in-Residence Program
TIMA's StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is now in its 12th year. Facilities include an 1887 downtown StudioWorks space, an 1819 North Church Project Space plus two historic buildings for artist housing. Since 2013, 105 artists from 21 different states (plus Washington, D.C.) and six foreign countries have participated in the program.

Collections

Collections
TIMA's collections represent the largest and most significant cultural collections along the eastern coast of Maine. From historical to contemporary, from the 18th century to today, the collections have a particular focus on art, broadly conceived, but also have strong interests with architecture and history. The collections focus on the U.S./Canada northeast coast with connections to the broader world.

Artsipelago

Artsipelago
Launched in 2012, Artipelago serves as a annual cultural guide (in print and online) to the greater Passamaquoddy border region (20 adjacent communities in the U.S. & Canada). Join as an artist or cultural organization. Or become a supporter. A project of TIMA.

National ArtPlace Funding

National ArtPlace Funding
TIMA received two awards from the national ArtPlace initiative based in New York City that was a partnership of 16 of the largest private foundations in the U.S.. In the ten years (2011-2020) of ArtPlace's existence, TIMA was the only institution in Maine to receive ArtPlace funding.