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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HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Sept-Dec 2016 Take Art Brochure

12 Sep 2016

It's the season of mist and mellow fruitfulness and that means a new Take Art brochure, full of inspiring ways to boost your melatonin, decorate your evenings and improve your social life.

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Getting down to Elementals

06 Sep 2016

On Monday 5 September the Take Art Early Years team met up with artists, advisors and researchers from the Early Years Elements project for a skills sharing day, including Dr Karen Wickett from Plymouth University, who will be carrying out research on the project.

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Dance on Tour!

06 Sep 2016

The Rural Touring Dance Initiative is coming to a village near you, as the first shows start touring around Somerset and the UK. Dates Now Released!

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Visit Take Art and the Farm we grew up on!

05 Sep 2016

We are delighted to announce that on Sat 17 Sept 2016 we are taking part in the Flaxdrayton Open Day! So come visit the Take Art offices, riffle through our stationary drawers and discover the delights of this historic Victorian farm, where we (and 17 other creative businesses) live and work. Read the attached flyer for more info!

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Take Art is Seeking New Trustees

02 Aug 2016

Opportunity: Take Art is looking for new trustees from all backgrounds, ages and areas to join their dynamic and creative board.

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