Take Art is a pioneering countywide arts development agency based in Somerset, south west England. It is core funded by and is a key client for Arts Council England and is also a key client for local government authorities in Somerset. It has 5 areas of activity; rural touring, theatre, dance and music development and development specifically around the early years (ages 0-5).
Associazione Marchigiana Attività Teatrali - AMAT ITALY
AMAT is a non-profit association of local and regional authorities of Marche Region. Public and private cultural entities may be members of it. Its scopes are: to programme drama, dance and musical performances; to support artistic creativity in the performing arts; to promote initiatives addressed to schools and universities, encouraging contemporary approaches; to promote shows, conferences and editorial projects that help the consolidation and growth of the audience.
Artists Group Fish Eye LITHUANIA
Fish Eye is based in Klaipeda, which is the third biggest city and capital of Western Lithuania. It has an understanding of the importance of developing and spreading art, especially of contemporary expression, in the region, which is some considerable distance away from the main cultural centres of Lithuania (capital Vilnius and Kaunas). It actively participates in promoting art in the region.
The activities of Estonian Dance Agency (SET) are particularly focussed on the art of dance: creative activities, performance activities, education, cooperation and information exchanges with all actors in the dance field, ensuring sustainability through the activities of a dance school, touring programme, a School Dance festival, workshops and youth company. SET was established in 1998. SET has a vast know-how and experience in producing and performing music and dance performances. Their current network covers promoters and artists from all over the country.
Shoshin Theatre Association – Cluj ROMANIA
Shoshin Theatre Association is involved in the creating, developing and sustaining of artistic, pedagogical and social projects, with a special emphasis on international collaboration and the establishment of partnerships with groups from different cultures.
Creative Kernow is a not-for- profit social enterprise based in Cornwall, in the South West of the UK. It runs projects that develop creative practice within communities. One of those projects is Carn to Cove, a rural touring performing arts scheme, which over 14 years has grown to include 85 villages where more than 300 volunteers choose and present high quality artistic performances in community spaces for audiences of all ages.
This organisation runs what is called, “The Cultural Schoolbag”. This is a national programme for arts and culture for all pupils in Norwegian primary and secondary schools, in other words for all ages 6–19. The programme has existed since 2001, and is extremely successful. The programme enables schoolchildren and students to become acquainted with artistic and cultural work of a high quality and a professional standard. It covers a wide range of fields: performing arts, visual arts, film, music, literature and cultural heritage.