Operating from a international (U.S. / Canada) perspective, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) serves as a cultural catalyst and cultural anchor. New contemporary cultural works are fostered through TIMA’s international StudioWorks Artist-In-Residence program and TIMA sponsored and organized special projects. TIMA’s ever expanding and wide ranging cultural collections reflect its U.S. / Canada location with connections to the wider world. TIMA’s campus of six historic buildings, ranging in date from 1819 to 1887, preserves the architectural legacy of the region. Through its cultural initiatives and partnerships, TIMA works to strengthen cultural ties within the U.S/Canada Passamaquoddy Bay region, between Maine and New Brunswick, between New England and Atlantic Canada, and the broader world.

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. 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 of 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 StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence 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 six historic buildings . Our campus facilities include TIMA’s 1887 main building, our 1887 downtown StudioWorks building, our developing 1819 North Church and 1829 Seaman’s Church buildings, and our two early 19th century Green Street artist residences including Veterans Memorial Hall that was once a Civil War era GAR 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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