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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KinderGardens Festival returns!

09 Apr 2014

The fourth KinderGardens Festival is coming to Somerset! Under fives, their families and artists will get to see great performances across the county specially made for them.

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Launch of the Whiteball Tunnel Project

14 Apr 2014

Join us for the launch of this very exciting community arts project, as part of the third and final phase of Word/Play.

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Life Circles’ Creative Dance Training

09 Apr 2014

Core Dance is continuing the legacy of Life Circles by offering creative dance training for teachers, carers and artists. Between March and June 2014 courses will be available in Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

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SYDC Celebrate Selection

09 Apr 2014

Take Art-led Somerset Youth Dance Company are celebrating after being selected to represent the South West in Youth Dance England’s national platform.

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Funding Refresher Workshop

07 Apr 2014

Calling all Somerset theatre makers! Need ideas for funding your project? Want tips on applying for support? Keen to establish partnerships for your work? Come along to our Funding Refresher training session.

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Inspired

InspirED Somerset at Take Art

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"Strategically the new government’s focus on family stability and wider partnerships with parents is being identified by the Arts Council and related arts and cultural organisations as an opportunity to research and develop approaches to working with families and educational partners to foster increased participation in cultural activity, "

Dr Susan Young, of the University of Exeter