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 and the surrounding area. We define this area as East to West, Bournemouth to Portsmouth, and from North to South, Basingstoke to the Isle of Wight. We aim to support artists at all stage of their development from early career to those individuals or companies more established and particularly want to hear from artists currently underrepresented in our industry.

Through Propel, our artist development programme, 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.

If you’d like to find out more about our artist opportunities or to speak to someone about an idea or project please email


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.