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MAST Mayflower Studios launch confirmed with Arts Council England and Southampton City Council support.
Mayflower Academy Ltd. will officially take over the operation of Studio 144 North under its new name of MAST Mayflower Studios.
Arts Council England has confirmed a commitment of £905,804 which will support the development of the city’s new cultural hub, MAST Mayflower Studios. This investment, along with Southampton’s City Council’s grant of £511,250 will enable the venue to establish itself as a new business and ensure that the appropriate plans and governance structures are in place to develop a fantastic and diverse cultural programme that will engage audiences from across Southampton.
The building has been handed over to MAL with the aim that MAST Mayflower Studios will be able to present Covid-safe live performances from April 2021. The desire is to form a creative hub working with and supporting local artists and companies. The building will produce work which will be created and respond to the local community.
The Mayflower Theatre Trust’s objective is for MAST to become a centre of excellence for culture in Southampton with a commitment to be community led with engagement and consultation at its heart.