- NewsOctagon Theatre and Take Art Dance launch £5,000 dance bursary
The Octagon Theatre invites dance companies to apply for the newly created Octagon Dance Associate bursary. The £5,000 bursary is in partnership with Take Art Dance, Somerset County’s dance development agency.More info
- NewsLook inside the new Jan-Jun 2013 Take Art Brochure!
Take Art has released its new Jan-June 2013 programme, featuring over 50 performances, workshops and events across Somerset, along with four exciting new projects. See inside here...More info
- NewsLife Circles: Training opportunities to work with dance and older people
In 2013 the Life Circles project offers three more dance with older people training days in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, for dance artists and activity co-ordinators in care homes and day-care centres.More info
- NewsTake Art receives 92k for new project Word/Play
A two-year theatre and spoken word project for Somerset entitled Word/Play, has been given the green light thanks to £75,000 support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, one of the largest independent grant making foundations in England, and a further £17,000 from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales.More info
- NewsSkilling up the regions arts practitioners
Do you want to gain the vital skills to help forge a successful career in the arts? From January 2013 Take Art are running skills development days for both experienced and emerging artists and anyone in need of a bit of direction and professional advice.More info
- NewsTake Art's Mark Helyar talks Jammy Voo and all things commissioning and new...
"One particularly rewarding aspect of my job is to support companies in making new work. Next weekend I shall be going down to Beaford in Devon to work with the rather delightful, and slightly potty, company Jammy Voo. They’ve been creating Birdhouse, a new show inspired by Hitchcock’s infamous film, The Birds...'More info
- NewsFamily Fun Day at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil
Wet half term!!! Who cares? Why not defy the stay at home blues on Monday 29 October with a whole day of fun, creativity and participation for the under 5s at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil - a lot of which is totally free!More info
- NewsBrand New Seed Fund for 2012/13
Take Art is delighted to announce a 2nd year of Seed Funding for graduate theatre-makers, emerging artists as well as the more established performance artists based in Somerset.More info
- NewsHowjidoo… and give us a tenner!
On Saturday 6 October 2012 local music legend Reg Meuross is joining up with Will Kaufman, one of the world’s foremost experts on the life and work of Woody Guthrie, to perform Howjidoo, a unique and inspiring fundraising show for Take Art’s ‘Don’t Take Art Away’ campaign.More info
- NewsKinderGardens International Early Years Theatre Festival
This Autumn Take Art is working in collaboration with Yeovil Children’s Centres and the Octagon Theatre to bring you the third ever International KinderGardens Festival for the under 5s and their families. Taking place in Children’s Centres, schools and theatres across Somerset from the 29 Oct to 14 Nov 2012, this year’s festival will be jam-packed with high quality events and over 20 live theatre performances.More info
- NewsDonate to Take Art
Every year we work with over 15,000 people across the county, providing opportunities for all ages and abilities to experience, participate and work within the arts. This year we are aiming to raise £10,000 and we need your help.More info
- NewsHow deep do the arts council cuts go?
Charlotte Higgins chief arts writer for the Guardian came to visit Take Art a few weeks ago to find out how we (and the country) are surviving since the local authority arts cuts. Read the story here.More info