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Arts Taunton launches new initiative to boost local arts groups

Registered charity, Arts Taunton, has launched a programme offering grant funding to local arts groups keen to develop new projects.

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Tyca 2020 goes ahead!

We may all be in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic but nothing is going to stop Arts Taunton from delivering its youth festival, Tyca 2020 this year.

Tyca Evaluation report

TYCA Evaluation Report

Liz Hutchin

New Trustee for Arts Taunton

We are delighted to be joined by Liz Hutchin as a new Trustee of Arts Taunton.

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A new icon for Taunton


Vacancies at Arts Taunton

Could you be our next Chair?

Arts Taunton is looking for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Our current Chair, Julie O’Donnell, is stepping down to become a trustee after three years in post.


Could it be you? If you’re interested, you can read the full brief here.

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Can you complete a 5 minute survey for Arts Taunton?



As you may know, we’ve just finished our first ever Tyca Festival.


Arts Taunton has commissioned an independent evaluation to assess its success and impact. Could you spare us five minutes to complete a little survey? It would be really helpful if you could!

The survey asks simple questions like whether you heard about Tyca and if you went, what you thought. You will have a chance to add your opinion in your own words if you would like.

Simply click here to take the survey online

And to tempt you, one lucky participant will be drawn out of the hat to receive a pair of wireless, Bluetooth headphones!

Click here now to take the survey online


With all good wishes,

Kathryn Davies, Director of Development

Arts Taunton

Building it Beautifully

In October 2019, Arts Taunton, in association with RIBA Somerset and Somerset West & Taunton Council, hosted the “Build it Beautifully” charrette in Taunton town centre. A hundred delegates from across the county took part in workshops and presentations, highlighting the vital importance of design in achieving a successful urban landscape. You can read the full report here.

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The results of the art competition…

Together with Go Create…

we held an open arts competition in the Tyca Festival


The entries, in 3D, 2D and photography astounded us all. The art was judged by a collection of independent artists and educators from throughout the area, and the results are below.

We would like to congratulate all the young people who took part, and look forward to seeing even more entries in 2020!



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Charette on The Garden Town

Arts Taunton is proud to be delivering a ‘Charette’ on Wednesday 9th October. In collaboration with RIBA Somerset, Hydrock Engineering and Somerset West and Taunton Council we are inviting…