At the heart of MAST’s creative approach is our commitment to supporting the work of local artists and those with a strong connection to Southampton, Hampshire and the region. We are defining this region as Portland to Portsmouth from East to West, and from North to South, Basingstoke to the Isle of Wight. We want to support artists at all stage of their development – whether you are an emerging artist (of any age) or are established in your career, and we particularly want to hear from artists currently underrepresented in our industry.

Through our artist development opportunities we seek to support, empower and enrich the work of talented artists. Our goal is to cultivate the cultural identity of Southampton and create a space for artists where they feel welcomed and inspired. Our artist development work is targeted towards those making live performance work, but we welcome all artists working in any art form and at all stages of their careers to join our community.


We will be undertaking a refurbishment of our Grade II listed auditorium in summer 2018. Please consider a donation to our auditorium appeal. Your help is essential in securing our future.