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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InspirED launch their new 2016 Offer

24 Jun 2016

InspirED is dedicated to ensuring that children and young people in Somerset benefit from the visual and performing arts in their education... Find out about the 2016 InspirED Somerset offer here.

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Music Changes Lives for the Better

06 Jun 2016

This is a film interview with Billy, one of the young people involved in the Take Art and Actiontrack music project My Tunes, aimed at improving young people’s self confidence and future aspirations through music. Watch the full interview here...

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Mean Feet Dance’s Tip Top Tips for Wellbeing

19 May 2016

Tip Top Top Tips for Wellbeing is a dance, film and social media project aimed at encouraging people to remember the things that make us feel good!

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Music To Our Early Ears

09 May 2016

Jane Parker, our new Early Years Manager, will be picking up the conductor baton this May and leading the conversation on the importance of music for the under fives.

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Looking for the new Rural Touring Menu?

06 May 2016

Somerset Rural Touring promoters can now access the 2016/17 Take Art Rural Touring Menu and begin the exciting process of choosing the best shows to bring to their village hall or venue over the next year.

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InspirED Somerset at Take Art


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