Partnership Brief

1. Backdrop

We are in a prime regional location with excellent communications.

Taunton Deane has a growing amateur arts sector and others programming professional productions.

However, Taunton Deane does not have a reputation for world-class arts or presently the capacity to deliver this.


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


  • 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 , making grants and promoting collaborative working,

  • Putting Taunton on the map

    We will take the lead to engage partners to create an iconic, visually exciting and innovative work of art in a prominent position heralding your arrival in Taunton.