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
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.More info
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.More info
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 – PresentMore info
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.More info
What's new in Dance
- NewsA New Take Art Brochure for 2022
The Jan-June 2022 Take Art Brochure has arrived. Read it online here, or order a copy for your home.More info
A brand new short dance film made in collaboration with up-and-coming hip-hop artist Joshua Nash, filmmaker Gemma Pons, and teenage dance students from Unlimited Dance Company in North Devon. Commissioned by Beaford and the Rural Touring Dance Initiative.More info
- NewsBrand-new dance project launches in June
With huge thanks to Somerset County Council, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve been given funding for a brand-new dance project for people living with dementia, and their carers.More info