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.


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.


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.



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.



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.



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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Job Opportunity: Project Manager for Rural Touring Dance Initiative

06 Oct 2015

The National Rural Touring Forum is seeking an experienced Project Manager for its Rural Touring Dance Initiative.

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Bring a Friend for Free

07 Sep 2015

As part of our 2015/16 Rural Touring programme, we are offering free tickets for audiences new to watching live dance.

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Micro Theatre Festival: what a buzz

08 Oct 2015

New theatre company Red Sky Theatre launched the first ever Micro Theatre Festival to great success

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Jump Start! Free training to get boys dancing

28 Sep 2015

A CPD training session designed to support non-specialist teachers who want to develop ways to get students - especially boys - dancing

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Our new season kicks off with World Cup fever!

21 Sep 2015

Our autumn Rural Touring programme kicks off this weekend with a rugby themed theatre production.

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"All the young carers seemed to benefit hugely from taking part and being encouraged to have the freedom to try out new things and learn new performing arts skills. They also developed their social skills in a safe environment."

Dave Willis, Somerset Young Carers (Ballistic Lips)