Take Art Early Years aims to build partnerships between Arts and Cultural organisations and the Early Years sector, developing creative and critical thinking for Somerset’s under fives, advocating creative excellence and disseminating experiences at a national level.
We also offer strategic support and brokering to enable funding opportunities for Somerset’s under fives and their families to experience excellent art.
Funded by the Arts Council England to be the first point of contact for Early Years creativity in Somerset, this work is being undertaken to increase the breadth and the awareness of Early Years creativity in the county. As part of the InspirED project, Take Art Early Years also offer training and signposting for artists, practitioners and arts organisations, and deliver a regular programme of cross-artform workshops and courses with partners such as SCIL, Forest Schools, Children’s Centres and arts organisations.
Through our connection with Early Arts, we aim to highlight exemplary work from Somerset and around the UK. Through the InspirED project we work in collaboration with Somerset and regional arts partners, as well as play, health and education teams across the county.
Take Art Early Years is based at Take Art and managed by Early Years creativity specialists, Caroline Barnes and Gina Westbrook. Caroline Barnes can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org and Gina Westbrook can be found at email@example.com or tel 01460 249450.
For InspirED Early Years please contact Katy Tilley at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Introducing the arts, including the theatre, to Early Years is essential. This age group is so open to the stimulation and learning opportunities that are only accessible through these kinds of experiences."
Angie Ward, independent dance practitoner