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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Applications are now open for Spring Forward 2015 Platforms!

14 Nov 2014

Spring Forward 2015 returns to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil and the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre in Taunton for the 11th year! Applications are now open for groups to apply.

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A Modest Seed Fund to assist Somerset Performers….

28 Oct 2014

Take Art is delighted to announce a brand new round of Seed Funding for graduate theatre-makers, emerging artists as well as the more established performance artists based in Somerset. This small fund is for projects taking place before Easter 2015 with a deadline for applications of 1st December 2014

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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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Inspired

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.