About us

Connecting & Supporting Somerset's Arts & Cultural Industries

Somerset Arts Business & Cultural Alliance (SABCA - est 2014) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company No.12197272, and an innovate and creative organisation that understands that arts and culture can bring many benefits. From economic ones to place making ones. From community cohesion to supporting the young and old. From boosting the creative industries beyond county boundaries to health and well-being. Its benefits extend out further into areas of national, local and personal life than any other activity we do in society.

What We Do

Sector Support

Through skills development, advice, mentoring, workshops, specialist programmes, events, self-help groups and networks.

Opportunities Radar

We provide news, funding calls and opportunities from all arts and culture sectors to help our members grow and succeed.

Sector Representation

We represent and liaise with national & local bodies and councils to ensure the industry gets a vote and say in funding and developments.

Connecting Creatives

We bring together all forms of creativity and people for potential collaborations and ensure our members stay up-to-date with their sector.

What others say about Somerset Arts Business Cultural Alliance
"The tireless and long-established work by SABCA needs to survive and flourish, being a necessary central co-ordination and powerful voice of arts and culture in Somerset. This sector has consistently been overlooked, yet its economic importance has become exceptionally clear in the current Covid crisis. The visitor economy in Somerset is worth £1.3bn and the creative sector is an integral part of this, with associated employment highly significant."
Giles Adams
Chair, Visit Somerset
“As a organiser of several music events & clubs in Somerset we have had the privilege of getting support from SABCA. The updated regular resources and links to further funding and knowing what’s going on in the industry has helped us considerably & it has been great to belong to a network that has the business of arts and culture at the heart of what they do. This mapping and directory is just one way they are helping to secure a future for Somerset's arts & culture.”
Steve Keniston
Somerset Music Events
"I have been involved in many of SABCA’s events and cannot think of a better organisation to support the arts and culture sector in Somerset. It goes from strength to strength. The vast knowledge and business support that I have seen practiced in both digital and physical environments are second to none. It is one of the most essential sector support groups in Somerset as we have a lot of arts, culture and creativity here and I support all their work now and in the future”.
John Holden
Owner, CABiz