Who are we?

We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. An umbrella organisation for Taunton Deane whose aim is to promote the arts for broader public benefit.
Our aim is to make Somerset’s county town a vibrant, more attractive place in which to live, work and to visit.

What are the benefits of investing in the arts?

  • They create a better quality of life and wellbeing for the local community. 
  • They are essential to education.
  • They create a unique sense of place and build an area’s reputation.
The Need for Action


We have a prime geographical location, excellent rail and motorway links, glorious countryside, professional cricket and fine colleges and schools. It is now Taunton’s time.

It’s time for Taunton to think like a city!

The Need for Action


For Taunton, the time is now!
The town centre is poised for major redevelopment. A unique opportunity to do something truly spectacular.
ArtsTaunton is convinced the arts are the way forward, creating a vibrant society.
We are determined to see Taunton transformed into the prime regional hub for the arts.


The Need for Action
Arts Taunton September newsletter

Promoting the arts for the public benefit in Taunton

  • Rock band

    To make it happen
    Taunton needs….

    The capacity to hold events that reach large audiences of all ages in Taunton.

  • Theatre and performing arts in Taunton, Somerset

    To make it happen
    Taunton needs….

    A town centre that’s alive with world-class art and sculpture, theatre and innovative landscaping.

  • Sculpture to herald the gateway to South West England

    To make it happen
    Taunton needs….

    An iconic, visually exciting and innovative work of art in a prominent position heralding your arrival in Taunton.

  • cricket ground

    To make it happen
    Taunton needs….

    Partnerships working together promoting the arts in Taunton.

Could you be one of our partners?


Our vision is of Taunton as a busy, popular regional hub for the arts. To succeed, we need your support. ArtsTaunton is open to partnerships with individuals, arts groups, businesses and employers, local authorities and voluntary organisations. Partnerships may be short or long term, and may relate to specific projects or the arts in general in order to fulfil our key criterion of delivering broader public benefit. We are always grateful as a charity to receive donations. Donations help us work towards the vision of a vibrant, more attractive place in which to live, work and to visit. To make this easy for you we have included a button below where you are able to give as little, or as much, as you wish. Thank you.

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