What We Do

Current Projects

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We're currently working on a wide range of educational, health and well-being, community, national and international creative projects.

  • ProjectCrossing Borders: A European Rural Touring Project

    Crossing Borders: A European Rural Touring Project has been selected to participate in the EU-funded project, Perform Europe in 2022.

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  • ProjectSpring Forward Dance Festival

    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 – Present

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  • ProjectOutthere

    Outthere is a companion participatory music project to My Tunes. In it we focus on working with 16-25 year olds who are ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training’ (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET.

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  • ProjectCultivate

    Cultivate brings local food, the arts and communities together. We big up local food producers, share their stories and highlight themes from farm to fork to festival through the power of performance and creative arts.

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  • ProjectOur Turn

    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.

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  • ProjectMaking & Believing

    Making & Believing takes cross-artform artist participation residencies and specialist early years theatre shows directly into early years settings, working in partnership with staff to offer rich experiences for children. This action research programme, funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, is led by Take Art and delivered in partnership with Derby Theatre and Surrey Arts.

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  • ProjectLittle Big Dance

    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.

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  • ProjectRural Touring Dance Initiative

    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.

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  • ProjectThe SoundWaves Network

    The SoundWaves Network is an innovative and exciting Early Years Music Network for Early Years practitioners, child-minders, Early Years settings and InspirED schools.

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  • ProjectRIOTE 3

    The RIOTE 3 project enabled us to work with outdoor theatre companies from across Europe to exchange knowledge and skills. It has now come to the end after two amazing years.

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  • ProjectWord/Play

    Word/Play is a social prescribing project for people experiencing mental ill health. It uses performance poetry to empower individuals, giving them the freedom and encouragement to tell their stories.

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  • ProjectMy Tunes

    My Tunes is a long running project from Take Art and Actiontrack that utilises the levelling power of music, working with some of the most isolated and disadvantaged young people in the county. Sep 2012 - present day

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