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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HOT NEWS: The New Take Art Programme has arrived

27 Aug 2014

Hurrah, it’s the Autumn 2014 Take Art Programme, packed with the latest news, shows and opportunities... and you can read it here now.

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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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Octagon Dance Associate in Residence

31 Jul 2014

Ben Wright, artistic director of bgroup, has been in residence at the Octagon Theatre as part of his Dance Associate Role.

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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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"Children have enjoyed and looked forward to their dance project. It has encouraged them to use their bodies in different ways, and has given some children more confidence. [it has] given the staff new ideas to put into planning."

Chard Children’s Centre