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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Octagon Dance Associate in residence this week!

10 Jul 2014

Ben Wright, artistic director of bgroup, is in residence at the Octagon Theatre this week as part of his Dance Associate Role. The company is on stage all week as part of the creation process of their new piece Spectrum.

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Take Art continues as a National Portfolio Organisation

01 Jul 2014

Arts Council England funding secured for next three years.

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DramaFest Success

30 Jun 2014

On Tuesday 24 June, over 70 students from across Somerset performed on stage at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.

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What Change has been launched in Burnham & Highbridge!

15 Jul 2014

What Change was launched on Saturday 12 July at the Princess Theatre & Arts Centre in Burnham-on-Sea.

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SYDC success at the nationals + auditions for September announced

10 Jul 2014

Be part of SYDC's growing success in 2014/2015

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Inspired

InspirED Somerset at Take Art

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"“Really good evening. As usual another quality music event from Take Art” "

Suzanne Walker, Burrowbridge Coronation Hall, Taunton Deane