Small Scale Big Ideas is MAST’s twice yearly festival celebrating performance work made for the small scale. We bring together local talent with the best touring shows to provide audiences with brilliant arts experiences of all kinds. We are particularly interested in hearing from artists who are currently underrepresented in our industry, and in work which tells stories from different perspectives. We programme theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music, digital, visual arts - we’re interested in all kinds of artists and all kinds of art.
The next Small Scale Big Ideas festival will take place 20-26 March 2022. Activity will be programmed in the following spaces at MAST:
Please look at the technical specifications and decide which space your project is best suited to.
We are interested in programming:
Shows (theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music – we’re interested in anything so long as you think it would work within the technical specifications of the relevant space and the themes of the festival)
We usually programme shows on the basis of a shared risk (usually a 50/50 Box Office split). We are committed to supporting artists, and if this would make it difficult for you to bring your work to MAST, we would welcome a conversation about this.
If applying to bring a finished show to MAST, please provide links or attachments with your tour pack or images/footage/copy.
Scratch/Works-in-Progress (theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music – we’re interested in anything so long as you think it would work within the technical specifications of the relevant space)
Tickets will be low-cost and we programme on the basis of a shared risk (a 50/50 Box Office split).
If applying to scratch some work-in-development at MAST, please provide information about your project and what stage of development you are at.
We usually pay up to £100 for café performances, or programme on the basis of a shared risk (a 50/50 Box Office split).