Skilling up the regions arts practitioners

16 October 2012

You may be embarking on a career in the arts and would like some tips and pointers. You may have an idea for a fantastic project, but you don't know where to begin or how to approach funders. You may want advice on working with vulnerable groups. Or you may really need to remind yourself why you do what you do.

"Take Art is always working towards a better existence for Somerset artists and a better creative landscape in which we can work and play. To that end we want to help artists working in Somerset create successful, optimistic and viable careers in the arts. Our training programme is designed to help graduates, emerging artists and seasoned professionals looking for direction, networking opportunities and further skills development." Sarah Peterkin, Co-Director of Take Art Theatre

You can sign up to any of the below courses online (click on the links) or call Take Art direct on 01460 249450.


Three Pit Stops to Success... 

Take Art in association with Reveal partners (Brewhouse Visual Arts, Somerset Film and Somerset Art Works) and Apples & Snakes are running a programme of three workshops for both experienced and emerging artists and anyone else working in the arts who would like some tips and pointers. These workshops can be attended individually or as a course and are being held at the Albermarle Centre, Taunton.  The following three workshops are supported by the Somerset County Council creative industries fund.

Stop 1:A Sense of Direction- Friday 23 November 2012 from 10am-5pm

Will help you work out where you are now? Where you want to go? How you are going to get there?

Stop 2: Fuelling Up- Wednesday 30 January 2013 from 10am-5pm 

Focuses on funding and how to get the right support for your work.

Stop 3: Tools for the Journey - Tuesday 19 February 2013 from 10am-5pm

Focusing on tools and resources and how to manage, market and administrate yourself as a self-employed practitioner.


Also, we are running a workshop in Exeter - Releasing Your Fundraising Potential

Thursday 31 January 2013 from 10am-5pm. Taking place in Exeter Phoenix Black Box.

Taking place in partnership with Wide Awake Devon, this workshop is for individual artists and companies who have little fundraising experience or feel daunted by the process of seeking financial investment. Led by freelance consultant Joanna Ridout.