Thanks for your interest in applying for a musical instrument, art supplies, and creative instruction. CAC assists K-12 student artists and musicians in Maine and New Hampshire ONLY. You can apply as a student or on behalf of a student as a parent, teacher, or school administrator. Please note it make take 5-7 business days to hear back from us. Please read the information below before applying.

  • Eligibility: CAC only serves students actively enrolled in a K-12 school in Maine and New Hampshire, and these students must be between the ages of 5-19.

  • Information: Please provide your first AND last name. Check at least one of the boxes on the lower right-hand side (Materials, Lessons).

  • Verification: Please provide the name of a school teacher or administrator (principal, vice principal, dean, or guidance counselor) with whom we can follow up to verify your enrollment. We will follow up with this contact to verify your enrollment. If you or your child is homeschooled, we will still need the name of a school contact.

  • Limits on Funding: As a general rule, CAC limits students who apply for materials (instruments, art supplies, cameras, other creative gear) to $500 per calendar year. Currently, our funding is limited to $300 per student.

  • Funding for K-2 is limited to art supplies.

  • Your student must be at least seven years old to apply for an instrument and/or music lessons.

  • Restricted Items: We do not fund the purchase of computers. We also do not fund dance, gymnastics, or culinary arts.

  • Approval Process: CAC reserves the right to approve or deny any application.

  • By submitting this application, you agree to all the above statements.

  • After you apply, please check your email or text for follow-up questions. This may take several days. If you need help with this application or have questions, please get in touch with us at

  • IMPORTANT: If approved, AFTER you receive your instrument, art supplies, or creative materials, please text or email a photo of the served student holding the instrument or art supplies to 207-251-9196 or By sending us your or your student's photo, you agree to allow it to be used for publicity purposes only.

How can we help you? Please check each box that applies to your interests and needs, and then provide specific information for each.

I am interested in a specific instrument or artistic material.
I am interested in taking art, music, dance, or theater classes. This might include taking lessons or attending a workshop or camp experience.

Please email a photo or video of you holding your instrument, creating something with your art supplies, or a photo of you taking lessons to This is important and will allow us to help other students.