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: Early Years Arts Manager

20 Nov 2015

Take Art is seeking an experienced Project Manager for its Early Years Creativity Service

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Spring Forward 2016 applications now open!

19 Oct 2015

Calling all youth dance groups to perform their work at the annual Spring Forward youth dance platform

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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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Apprentices wanted for ZoieLogic Dance Theatre

19 Nov 2015

ZoieLogic Dance Theatre are looking for 2 apprentice volunteer dancers and a technical/production apprentice volunteer to join them for a research and Development Period at the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil for their new work 'SEVERANCE'.

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Take Art ‘Soundwaves’ project receives Youth Music grant

18 Nov 2015

Take Art has been granted £89,150 from Youth Music to expand on the Early Years Music Network in the South West.

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"Everyone deserves the right to see theatre that stimulates their senses and intellect at the level at which they are functioning – i.e. relevant cultural entitlement. Parents deserve something beautiful and thought provoking to normalise theatre-going from the very start. "

Kate Cross, Director - the egg, Theatre Royal Bath