Our vision is to make Somerset’s county town a vibrant, more attractive place in which to live, work and visit.

We partner with artists, local authorities, businesses, employers and arts organisations to transform Taunton’s arts offer, positioning Taunton as a major regional arts hub and destination town.

Read our report which shows how culture can transform a town

Arts Taunton Team: Deborah Baddoo MBE, Kathryn Davies, and Kit Chapman MBE

Facilitating public access to the arts:
We will support more consistent, coordinated and comprehensive public access to the arts.

Removing barriers:
We will remove the barriers to progress the delivery and appreciation of the arts by providing information, advice, raising awareness, carrying out research and promoting collaborative working, as we are doing with Tyca.

Putting Taunton on the map:
We will take the lead to promote Taunton through its art, as we doing with our plans to create an iconic work of art on Creechbarrow Hill.

Message from our Founder

“Somerset needs a vibrant, forward-thinking county town at its centre. This is a vital step towards regenerating the county’s reputation and its economy; and towards improving residents’ well-being and lifestyles.”

Kit Chapman MBE, Arts Taunton Founder

Read the full message from our founder here.