Long live art. Long live support.
Art and music allow us to make connections within ourselves, and with other like-minded individuals. If you are an artist or musician at heart, and you're deprived of the knowledge and resources to pursue art and music, it's hard to be your best self. CAC is about empowering student artists and musicians who need tools and knowledge to successfully pursue their creative interests.
Since our inception in 2015, CAC has assisted over 600 students in Maine and New Hampshire, and has provided music & art lessons for over 250.
Continuum Arts Collective (C.A.C.) was conceived and created by artists who themselves struggled with finding the support they wanted as children and adolescents. As New Englanders, we are taught the value of hard work and commitment, but we aren't always taught to pursue our passions or interests we hold closest to our hearts.
Everyone wants someone who understands their view of the world. After all, acceptance is part of our most basic needs as human beings. And defining art can be cumbersome, let alone deciding what it means to be an artist. C.A.C looks to support many aspects of art and creativity: music, visual arts, dance, theater, culinary arts, photography, videography/film, fiction and non-fiction writing, poetry, or design. We support student artists and musicians in Maine and New Hampshire who pursue art and music as a means to realizing their identity and to open doors
People often think of art as an all-or-nothing endeavor, when really, so long as it satisfies an intrinsic part of one's soul, it can be pursued in parallel with living a full life. Sleeping on couches and eating bad food doesn't have to be part of the equation.
Continuum Arts Collective looks to support young artists by helping them acquire the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. We are a 100% volunteer-driven non-profit as defined by the IRS 501(c)(3) code for public benefit, and we are also officially recognized and approved by the State of Maine and the State of New Hampshire. All of our fundraising efforts either go directly towards supporting young artists, to help them grow and flourish, and to allow them to engage with a community that understands them at a root level, or towards enabling us to raise money to help these same students.
In return, we ask only that artists supported by Continuum Arts Collective pass on their knowledge to others so that they might thrive, and to represent arts and community in a positive light. A continuum is something that keeps on going, changing slowly over time, like the continuum of the four seasons. Artists fit into this concept quite nicely. They change over time, like the seasons, each slightly different from one another, but always progressing, thinking, and using their senses to inform their art.