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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Dance & Drama Opportunities for your School

30 Jun 2015

Hot off the press - new booklet listing professional touring shows, workshops and CPD training available for schools bookings

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Job Opportunity: Project Co-ordinator for Rural Touring Dance Initiative

08 Jun 2015

The National Rural Touring Forum is seeking an experienced Project Co-ordinator for its Rural Touring Dance Initiative. This is a 3.5 days a week part time position based at Take Art in South Petherton, Somerset.

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Grassroots talent flourishes in Somerset

27 Mar 2015

Last weekend on Saturday 21 March over 60 Theatre practitioners and promoters gathered together in a little village hall in Stoke St Gregory for Take Art’s grassroots performance exploration, Making in Somerset.

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Making in Somerset Showcase

02 Mar 2015

Shacks, Shops & Sheds: Who Needs Theatres and Arts Centres Any More?! A one day event to debate, celebrate and showcase live performance in Somerset.

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A Rural Touring Promoter Review: Casanova

23 Feb 2015

Sally Scott reports back from Appley Pavilion & Ashbrittle Arts on Pip Utton's Valentine's Day performance of Casanova.

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