Take Art: touring professional arts in rural areas

Where we are

Beyond the established art galleries and venues in the county of Somerset there are several actors bringing exhibitions and performances all around the county. The organization Take Art is a part of an innovative rural touring network which strives to make professional arts experiences accessible to all communities within Somerset. Rural touring is basically about bringing a wide range of experienced arts performances to local ´venues´ like village halls, churches or schools. The touring schedule consist out of art forms like theater and dance to spoken word and circus.


The whole idea of rural touring is based on cooperation and getting people together. The outcome is a social meeting place for locals which creates a sense of belonging and pride within the rural communities. Take Art’s work doesn’t stop at networking though, they also organize and support creative workshops and education. By providing opportunities for people of all ages explore, participate and work within the arts they enable sustainable social and economic development through culture.

Rural Heritage

Take Art’s office is found at Flaxtdrayton Farm in South Petherton, Somerset.