Creating Economic & Community Prosperity Through Creativity & Culture & Supporting Those Who Deliver Arts & Culture
By Taking a Creative Business Approach to Challenges & Opportunities & Delivering Cultural Strategies & Services
Somerset Arts Business Cultural Alliance
We believe Somerset and its towns are defined by its arts and culture sector: Our cultural organisations, artists, musicians, performers and proud history of creative expression are a crucial part of our identity, vitality, and economic growth. As a membership and service organisation working on behalf of this sector, we believe in supporting the growth of arts organisations and their audiences.
Arts & Culture
Meet Andrew Knutt, Our Chairman
“As an artist, venue owner, provider of arts and culture events and active citizen in other arts and culture disciplines I see the real benefits in individuals, communities and economies. Only through one voice can we bring arts and culture investment into Somerset, build partnerships with public and private bodies and support active practitioners.”
I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities….the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country
The rapidly evolving global economy demands a dynamic and creative workforce. The arts and its related businesses are responsible for billions in cultural exports. It is imperative that we continue to support the arts and arts education both on the national and local levels.
Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.
Art is fundamental, unique to each of us…Even in difficult economic times - especially in difficult economic times - the arts are essential
We create arts and culture strategies for Somerset and work with local groups to create their own
We provide business skills development for those who work and operate in the arts and culture sector
We support the development of all things digital and provide the skills to help others adopt
We help town centres to use arts and culture and debate issues at local, regional and national levels
We create and help others create arts and culture programmes for their area and share resources
We canvas local people and providers to ensure that a democratic ethos helps decision makers
Check out our aim and objectives and see if they align with your own or get on-board with your ideas and share your talents to see these objectives come to fruition.
Whether an individual who believes in great local arts and culture or an organisation that provides arts and culture united we can stand and put the case for funding and investment.
Attend sector support events, advance your practice, find unified marketing efforts or simply have your say on what you want to see locally. Your membership gives you all of this.
New Taunton Group Established – Creating its Own Objectives With Our Support
Community members, arts and culture providers and businesses are getting on-board new strategies we have helped deliver
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
The arts are a critical component of healthcare. Expressive art is a tool to explore, develop and practice creativity as a means to wellness
To become the creative, innovative and imaginative citizens that our companies and governments want us to be, people need to willingly expose themselves to new ideas. A vibrant arts and culture community is the easiest way to make this possible.
The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world
Want to live in a vibrant community? Want to provide a cultural future for your children and community? Get involved today.
Become a Somerset Arts Business Cultural Alliance member today – It’s Free!