Donate to Take Art

18 September 2012

Donate to Take Art

Take Art has been working, singing and doing the splits in Somerset for 25 years, long enough to build real relationships with communities, artists and audiences. We are an arts organisation without physical limitations: lithe, sinewy, adaptable and transmutable, able to shape shift into any venue, village hall, school and community centre.

From our hub in South Petherton we run one of the UK’s most celebrated rural touring schemes and services in dance, theatre, music and early years creativity.

Every year we provide performance and workshop opportunities for thousands of children, young people, adults, older people and vulnerable groups. Through our work we seek to educate, inform national practice, improve self-esteem, empower, build empathy, careers, happiness as well as physical and mental well-being.

We don’t wait for the people to come to us, we go out to where the people live and transform lives and communities through the arts.

Last year the region lost 100% of its County Council arts development funding - the worst arts funding cuts in the UK. To compound the crisis tens of thousands of arts designated pounds were stripped from District Council funds. This loss was pretty devastating to our vital work and we had to cut our rural touring programme in half, going from 120 shows a year to less than 60.

Fortunately thanks to continuing support from Arts Council England as well as South Somerset District Council, Taunton Deane District Council and ArtLife, Take Art is still here, alive, acting and reacting, doing fantastic work in dance, theatre, early years, rural touring and music.

We just need your help to keep on keeping on…