Rural Touring

Rural Touring Promoters

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How The Rural Touring Scheme Works

Promoting arts events helps people in your community connect with each other and enhances their quality of life. Promoting is a rewarding experience and we want to offer all our promoters support in organising successful events for local communities, so please do not hesitate to call us for assistance.

Each Spring we hold an annual Promoters Meeting to launch the menu of shows on offer for the following season. It's an opportunity for promoters from across Somerset to meet, to exchange good and bad experiences, to discuss new ideas and ways of working together, and to get to know the Take Art staff and board of directors.

Become a Take Art Rural Touring Promoter

Are you interested in high quality and affordable arts events and do you want to make a real difference in your local community? Take Art can support reduced price shows in the two rural areas of South Somerset and Taunton Deane. Volunteer village promoters living in any district of Somerset can still be part of the rural touring scheme and apply to promote a show but at the full costs.

You will firstly need to contact our Director of Rural Touring, Sarah Peterkin, at and make sure we are able to deliver the scheme in your area. And if not, find out exactly what is involved and how any financial risk might be mitigated

How to be part of the Rural Touring Scheme

  • All you need is an enthusiastic, committed group of people
  • One person willing to be the named promoter
  • A venue space in your locality (venues range from huts to village halls, from community centres to churches, you might want to use the village green, the school or the local arts centre)

What do you do next?

Talk to committee members, friends in your village etc and decide on the best shows for your community and venue.

Fill in the Booking Request Form and return to Take Art by the deadline (around the end of May). You will hear back from us during June to discuss both your choices and the best possible dates to fit in with other promoters’ bookings.

To find out more or request a booking form contact Sarah Peterkin at Take Art

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