National Portfolio Success!

Take A Part are THRILLED to be awarded Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation status for the 2018-2022 investment period. The funding secures our programme of work in Plymouth allowing us to work dedicatedly with communities across the city through to 2022. Started in Efford in 2006, Take A Part worked with local community members, agencies and organisations to create a specific model of co-commissioning and co-creating with artists that allows embedding of the work in the community while developing...

Our Efford arts group explore the marsh

Today our Efford art group met with Ash from Active Neighbourhoods and took a trip to Efford Marsh. The site, which is somewhat unknown to the community but very beautiful, is being improved and developed by Active Neighbourhoods.  The group will be working alongside Active Neighbourhoods to explore the site and create some art work in response to what they see and what lives there. Today’s session was an opportunity to investigate what is down at the marsh, to see...

A new digital map for Barne Barton!

This week saw the culmination of a wonderful project in Barne Barton.  Young Creatives from across the community (lead by Brendan Sinnott, Bridey Borda, Kaytie Thomas, Nathan Daniel & Chelsea Biddle) have worked with artists Rachel Dobbs and Shaun Lewin to create a new digital map of their community. Using the latest technology and working with a real range of experts from higher education and artist practitioners, the project has been developed as part of the BBROOTS programme. You can take...

A first hand encounter with Malcolm!

We were fortunate enough to spend this afternoon at Peninsula Arts visiting ‘Present Moments and Passing Time’ by Malcolm Le Grice and speaking with the artist himself about his work. We have developed a project (Inspired by Le Grice, created with Gall) in partnership with Peninsula Arts, Plymouth Arts Centre and Plymouth Culture, creating a short film piece inspired by the work of Le Grice.  The work is being delivered by Allister Gall with children from High View School, Efford making...