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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Hopper - Call out for Artists

24 Feb 2017

Take Art, Surrey Arts and China Plate are looking for submissions from theatre makers to take part in an exciting two-year pilot project that will create opportunities for young children to experience high quality performances in Early Years (EY) settings in Somerset and Surrey.

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What does Take Art actually do?

31 Jan 2017

Ever wondered what Take Art is, or what they do? We asked some people from Somerset to have a go at explaining... then we made a two minute film with their answers. WATCH IT HERE

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Take Art Launches New Theatre Initiative BARN

30 Jan 2017

We are delighted to launch BARN, a three-year initiative that supports Somerset’s emerging theatre-making sector to develop, test and showcase new work in a predominantly rural context.

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New Hopper Project Set to Reshape Early Years Theatre

17 Jan 2017

Somerset Arts organisation Take Art, in partnership with Surrey Arts and China Plate, has received £92k from the Arts Council’s Strategic Touring Fund and £24k from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for the Early Years regional Theatre project Hopper, focusing on Somerset and Surrey in 2017/18.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s the new 2017 Programme!

19 Dec 2016

This New Year the Take Art team want to give you a 2017 to look forward to - full of magic, mayhem and creative opportunities. So click and flick through the new Take Art Jan-June programme below and start planning some happy times.

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