Founded in 2002 in Eastport Maine, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art is located on the Atlantic coast at the US/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.

The Tides Institute & Museum of Art’s legal name is the Quoddy Tides Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service with EIN of 01-6046843. The Tides Institute & Museum of Art is an approved cultural partner beneficiary of the Council for Canadian American Relations based in New York City. It is the only institution in Maine with such approval.


Become a member and help support the ongoing annual operations of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) including exhibitions, collections and educational outreach. Membership levels are: Student/Senior: $15; Individual: $25; Family: $35; Contributor: $50; Supporter: $100; Donor: $250; Patron: $500; Benefactor: $1000. Individuals contributing $1000 or more in membership become part of TIMA’s Audubon Circle.


Give to our Annual Fund to help advance TIMA’s mission to strengthen the region’s economic prosperity, vitality and wider connections by fostering innovative work, preservation and understanding of its region’s cultural legacy, and cross border cultural initiatives and partnerships such as Artsipelago.


Help an artist live and work at TIMA’s international StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program and support one of the fundamental missions of TIMA. With your name attached, you can support one artist in a discipline of your choosing. The cost to cover one artist-in-residence for one month is $3000. TIMA can contact you directly for more information.


Contribute to the ongoing restoration of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art’s Campus of seven historic buildings . Our campus facilities include our creative cluster of three nearby downtown 1887 commercial buildings (main building, Masonic building and StudioWorks building), our developing 1819 North Church Project Space and 1829 Seaman’s Church buildings, and our two early 19th century Green Street artist residences including Veterans Memorial Hall that was once an American Civil War era Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Veterans Hall. The ongoing restoration of these buildings allows for the further expansion of TIMA’s programs, collections, and exhibitions.

Other opportunities are available for the support of TIMA such as through donations to the collections or as a volunteer gallery docent. Write to us at Tides Institute & Museum of Art, P.O. Box 161, Eastport, Maine 04631. Telephone us at 207.853.4047 or email us at tides [at] tidesinstitute [dot] org.

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