Take Art work with and for Dance Artists to develop a programme of high quality dance opportunities in Somerset. 

For those working in the dance sector, we co-commission new work, support residencies and generate opportunities for networking and professional development, training, mentoring and support. Our professional programme works with venues to promote high quality dance in Somerset. 

Take Art offer support for local artists in developing their projects, as well as advice sessions. If you would like to talk about your project to the experienced staff at Take Art, do email us and we will do our best to help you.   

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Our Dance Projects

  • ProjectOur Turn

    Our Turn is a two-year arts intervention using dance and movement to help the health and happiness of vulnerable adults living with dementia or memory loss, and their carers.

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  • ProjectLittle Big Dance

    Little Big Dance is a major three-year national initiative created by South East Dance in partnership with Take Art, DanceEast and Yorkshire Dance, with more than £371,000 investment from Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

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  • ProjectSpring Forward Dance Festival

    Spring Forward is an annual dance festival offering unrivalled opportunities for Somerset and South West dancers to perform on a professional stage, participate in workshops and watch world-class dance performances. February 2005 – Present

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  • ProjectRural Touring Dance Initiative

    The Rural Touring Dance Initiative (RTDI) brings exciting and innovative dance theatre and dance performance to rural locations, using the established rural touring schemes to help make this happen successfully. 2015 - present.

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  • Please contact Take Art with your professional dance enquiries.

    Alison Lord is Director of Dance. Email alison@takeart.org

    Nadine Griffiths is the Dance Co Ordinator. Email nadine@takeart.org

    Tel: 01460 249450