Take Art awarded four more years of NPO Arts Council Funding

Take Art is incredibly pleased to announce that the organisation has retained its Arts Council National Portfolio Funding for 2018-2022. This award of £641,700 (£160,425 per annum) will enable us to continue to grow our vital work within the county, bringing quality performances and life changing creative opportunities and experiences to Somerset people and communities.

Phil Gibby, Area Director, South West,  Arts Council England, says: “We are very pleased to be renewing our investment in Take Art. They take great art and culture into the hearts of the towns, villages and rural communities of Somerset and support our mission to give more people in more places the opportunity to engage in exciting cultural experiences on their doorsteps.”

Ralph Lister, Take Art's Chief Executive said 'Take Art has received strategic Arts Council funding since the early 1990s and this new round of funding is a testament to our continued contribution to the cultural heart of Somerset. It goes without saying we are very happy with this result and look forward to the next four years."

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Take Art is a pioneering charity and driving force for developing and connecting the arts with individuals and communities in Somerset. Starting as a rural touring scheme in 1987, we are now one of the county’s leading arts organisations. From our office base on a farm near South Petherton, we see ourselves as a catalyst for bringing brings artists, companies, venues, audiences and participants together. Our work takes place in partnership with other organisations (both arts and non-arts) in various settings including village halls, schools, pre-school settings, Pupil Referral Units, medical centres and theatres.

In other positive news, Take Art has also retained its local authority funding from Taunton Deane and South Somerset County Council, which will enable us to continue our groundbreaking rural touring programme within these areas.

To find out about all our current projects and activities please visit www.takeart.org

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