About us

Somerset is defined by its arts & culture sector: Our cultural organisations, artists, musicians, performers & proud history of creative expression are a crucial part of our identity, vitality, wellbeing, economic & community growth.

As a membership & service organisation working on behalf of this sector, we believe in supporting the growth of arts and culture organisations, communities & their audiences.

Andrew Knutt

Chair & Director

What we do

Support, Strategies & Representation

We are the Somerset trade organisation for the arts & culture sector supporting community groups, practitioners & businesses.

Arts & Culture Enterprise Development

Access our skills to maximise commercial income or community impact in the arts, culture & heritage world, through digital and physical events and training and workshops to help build your ideas and projects.

Representing & Advocacy

Our team makes sure that the arts & culture sector is represented at local authority and governmental level to ensure financial and strategic investment opportunities come into Somerset and to our local arts and culture providers.

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Our Values

Vibrant Arts & Culture

Our key aim is to make Somerset a vibrant place of arts and culture. To invite the nation and its people to experience this arts and culture which in return uplifts economic growth, communities and indivduals.

A Case for Arts & Culture

We support the case for arts and culture investment from both private and public perspectives. To be the voice of the people and regularly canvas them to help deliver democratic evidence for investment.

Partnerships & Links

To develop strong partnership to help deliver diverse cultural activity, bringing communities and consumers together for great cultural experiences, health and wellbeing, tourism and great entertainment for all.

Our Services

Somerset Arts & Culture Facts


members of SABCA


SABCA events delivered


regional conferences


identified businesses

Why Choose us

Love for arts & culture

We are passionate about the arts and culture sector. From arts, music, theatre, dance and more. You won't find a more supportive organisation who understands the sector.

Communities & pro's

Not only do we consider the subsidised cultural sector but also the commercial, amateur and participatory which, after all, are where most people find their cultural engagement.

Industry experience

Our team and board proactively work in the arts and culture sector and offer over 100 years of combined experience in the creative industries.

Largest network

We are the biggest multi-creative county wide network setup to support the growth & prosperity of the arts, culture & creative industries.

Mapping Somerset

Our county wide mapping programme, supported by all Somerset local authorities, is designed to paint a picture of the creative sector and how it contributes to those who live, work and play in the county. Help us by simply signing up for free as a member and get a free profile page on our website.

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