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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Apply for your Hopper Passport Here

26 Jan 2018

Are you an Early Years artist or practitioner? Would you like a heavily discounted pass to some of the brilliant Early Years Theatre shows on our forthcoming Hopper Tour?

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Happy Christmas - Enjoy Your Present

21 Dec 2017

And here is your present... a new Take Art Brochure for Jan - Jun 2018, full to bursting with wonderful shows, projects, workshops and magic, helping make 2018 an extraordinary year for the Arts in Somerset.

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Arts for All – and a Gold Star for Gina

25 Oct 2017

Congratulations to Take Art’s Director of Early Years, Gina Westbrook, who has been awarded the Life Time Achievement prize at South Somerset District Council's Gold Star Awards.

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Happy 30th Birthday Take Art: A new programme for a new era!

05 Sep 2017

Take celebrates 30 years of jawdropping, doorstepping, footstomping Arts endeavour in Somerset Communities. Find out how we got to this point and what is happening right now on your doorstep.

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Interview with the new Director of Dance

30 Aug 2017

Take Art are pleased to introduce Alison Lord, the new Director of Dance at Take Art. A very experienced dance artist, practitioner, teacher and project manager, who has moved all the way from Lincolnshire to take on this exciting role within the organisation.

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