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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InspirED CPD training sparks creativity in the Early Years

26 Sep 2014

The first CPD training event from InspirED at Take Art inspires 20 practitioners in preparation for the autumn season!

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Keep the Change: In Pictures

24 Sep 2014

How Take Art empowered the people of Burnham and Highbridge to change their towns for the better. See the beautiful pictures of their work in action.

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Take Art and the Merlin bring big theatre to little venues

15 Sep 2014

Wrong Un’ by Red Ladder tours to four Mendip venues this week.

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Rural Touring more popular than ever across Somerset

05 Sep 2014

It’s a new season for Take Art in Somerset and after 27 years of bringing music, theatre, dance and comedy shows to local venues, Take Art are still going strong, despite the best efforts of the purse string pinchers.

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The Octagon launches £5,000 Dance Bursary 2014/15

02 Sep 2014

The Octagon Theatre is now inviting dance companies from across the UK to apply for the second £5,000 Octagon Dance Associate bursary, offered in partnership with Take Art Dance.

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InspirED Somerset at Take Art

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