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 700 students in Maine and New Hampshire, and has provided music & art lessons for over 300.

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Continuum Arts Collective (C.A.C.) was conceived and created by artists who struggled to find 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 prepared to pursue the passions or interests 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 working-class families and their student artists and musicians in Maine and New Hampshire who pursue art and music as a means to realizing their identity and to help open doors.

People often think of art as an all-or-nothing endeavor when, 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 lousy food don't have to be part of the equation.

Another critical aspect of the continuum is we hire local and regional artists and musicians to help us raise money for the next generation of creators. We host private and public in-person and virtual musical performances and art shows from which the majority of proceeds support our mission. The remaining proceeds go to the performers and artists. In essence, we support art to support art.

Continuum Arts Collective looks to support young artists by helping them acquire the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. We are a 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. Most of our fundraising efforts either go directly towards supporting young artists, helping them grow and flourish, and allowing 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 represent arts and community in a positive light. A continuum keeps 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 other but always progressing, thinking, and using their senses to inform their art.