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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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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Join our Facebook Community

13 Feb 2015

Have your say, chat to other like minded people and find out what's going on... Join the Take Art Facebook Community today.

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What’s On in Somerset - Jazz, Puppets and the Prince of Darkness!

13 Feb 2015

Take a look at the top Take Art shows coming up in February at a Village Hall or venue near you.

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HOT NEWS: The New Take Art Programme has arrived

05 Jan 2015

A new year and a new season of fantastic shows, projects and opportunities from Take Art. Check out the Spring/Summer Take Art programme here.

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InspirED Somerset at Take Art


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"Rural touring is about more than just performances .. it plays an important part in the social life of small communities, it involves people of all ages and backgrounds, it can be a catalyst for community development "

Only Connect Report by Francois Matarasso.