We love Somerset's Arts & Culture

& WANT TO SHARE & SHOWCASE

THE TALENTS OF THIS AMAZING COUNTY

POST YOUR BUSINESS TO HELP US MAP CREATIVE PEOPLE & PLACES IN SOMERSET FOR ALL TO ENJOY
SOLIDARITY

By uniting & connecting with each other we can show gov & local councils that support & investment is key to economic & social success & the happiness of our communities

DISCOVER

People & other creatives want to get involved. Whether booking a band, learning something or joining an active group in their community. Let's help them discover the rich arts & culture of Somerset

OPPORTUNITIES

By joining you get access to regular updates on funding and grants, programmes, collaborations, events, creative opportunities & more. Plus ask our team what support you need

COMMUNITY

The arts and culture eco-system is made up of of many local people, places & orgs. Let's help other creative orgs & people find others that can bring arts & culture to all who live, work and play here

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Check out our FAQ's & Other Facts & Benefits of Joining

Not only do you get a free membership to Somerset Arts Business Cultural Alliance, which comes with other benefits such as support, news and funding calls, but you also help us map creative people and places in Somerset. Why is mapping important? It’s important because local and national governments do invest in certain sectors when the have a critical mass. By showing that Somerset has a critical mass we can attract funding and investment, which trickles down to our members in some form or another. Therefore, it makes sense to contribute and become a member so we can support and grow the arts and culture sector. 

Yes you can. If you are a private individual who wants to support the arts and culture sector in Somerset, or a creative person but do not wish to have a directory profile you can join SABCA via our main website like many individuals and creatives have done already. Visit SABCA Main Website Here.

By joining you can access many things. These includes workshops, events, funding and opportunities, business advice, and you become aware and be part of creative eco-system that offers info on call-outs, meeting other creatives, and having a say in creative developments in Somerset. 

You can also network with others and connect to more specific organisations within Somerset and beyond. After all, we’ve seen for many years that many creative projects/programmes are multi-disciplinary. Meaning, for example, that we see videographers, artists and dance creatives all working together. Our role is to help bring such people together.

You can be a self-employed person, social enterprise, community group, charity, business, sole trader or simply a creative that only sells the odd piece of art or musician who gigs on the side. 

You can be a pre-start-up business, a start-up business or established one. We welcome all creatives to join.

You may be associated with the following arts and culture disciplines (not exhaustive list): Dance, Literature, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, etc.) Community Group, Film & Media, Events, Comedy, Creative Writing, Disco/DJ, Food & Craft, Public Garden, History & Heritage, Festivals, Traditional Arts, Teaching, Consultancy, Tourism, Design, Photography, Making & Producing, General Entertainment, Venues & Galleries and many more.

Not only do we consider the subsidised and commercial cultural sector but also the amateur and participatory which, after all, are where most people find their cultural engagement. We are interested not just in publicly-funded concert halls, art galleries, theatres and museums, important as these are; but also commercial film, music and literature; young people getting together in a band, amateur choirs, theatre groups, local art clubs and reading groups, and people crafting at home or in local clubs; as well as those engaging in prisons, hospitals and care homes. If its creative we want to know about it, so joining will help us and the Somerset as a whole, while providing a portal for people to find you and hopefully attend your group meetings and activities.

This website has been designed to be public facing and once it has a large enough list of providers and disciplines we will be promoting it to the general public. But for now it is centred around recruiting and mapping creative people and places.  Overtime the content and tones used will be for the general public.

DISCOVER LATEST MEMBERS TO JOIN SABCA

Whether professional or amateur person or org.
You too can join for free as did these latest members of SABCA:

Frome Musical Theatre Company

April 8, 2021Theatres & VenuesFrome

We are an award-winning musical theatre company based at the Frome Memorial Theatre. We aim to produce high quality musical theatre for the community by the community bringing a little […]...

Tidal Tales Collective

April 7, 2021Theatre CompaniesShepton Mallet

We are Tidal Tales Collective, a new children’s theatre company focused on connecting local and global folk stories and songs, through our specialisms of design, theatre and music....

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