What we do

Take Art is a pioneering arts charity, serving the towns, villages and rural communities of Somerset. We do this by providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to experience, participate and work within the arts.

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rural touring

We play a vital role in keeping villages alive and vibrant through our hugely successful rural touring scheme, which works by offering memorable live arts experiences to thousands of people across Somerset.

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early years

We provide opportunities for Somerset’s under fives and their families to take part in high quality arts experiences. Start works collaboratively locally, regionally and internationally to explore and enhance young children’s creativity and well-being.

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music

With a focus on excellence, ambition and accessibility, Take Art Music is a brand new service, working with music partners, youth groups and schools across Somerset to deliver an exciting participatory programme of music for young people.

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dance

We believe that dance is for everyone and anyone can dance. As the county dance agency we support high quality performance and participation throughout Somerset.

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theatre

We dream of a county where artists, practitioners and companies are inspired to make, produce and present extraordinary theatre for the people who live in and around Somerset.  Our job is to help make this happen.

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Take Art is awarded 92k for Early Years Theatre

18 Nov 2016

Take Art has been awarded £92,107 from the Arts Council's Strategic Touring fund for Hopper, a project that will take live performances to children under five across Somerset and Surrey.

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5 Star Review for Tree House

18 Nov 2016

Chris Fogg's new spoken word play Tree House gets rave reviews at The Brewhouse... There is still chance to catch this show tonight (18 Nov) and next weekend (25 & 26 Nov). Click here to read the review.

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Workshop your words and polish up your play

04 Oct 2016

Join Boiling Kettle's Writer/Director Sian Williams for a 'Writing About Somerset' workshop at 2pm - 4.30pm on the afternoon of 19 Nov, proceeding her highly recommended new play Defender of the Dead.

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Calling all Teachers: Dip into the Inspiration

27 Sep 2016

InspirED through Take Art is launching it’s new season of workshops, CPD, shows and opportunities for primary, secondary and Early Years settings. Have a look at our mini brochure below for a taste of what we have on offer.

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HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Sept-Dec 2016 Take Art Brochure

12 Sep 2016

It's the season of mist and mellow fruitfulness and that means a new Take Art brochure, full of inspiring ways to boost your melatonin, decorate your evenings and improve your social life.

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