Cockpit Arts aims to be an equitable employer. We recognise and encourage the potential of a diverse workforce and appoint on merit.


The New Creative Markets Programme is an ERDF funded initiative run by Cockpit Arts, SPACE, Photofusion and Four Corners with the goal to assist small creative companies/freelancers in the digital image, design, designer making and visual arts sectors grow their businesses.

Cockpit Arts has several consultancy opportunities available to work with the craft designer-makers on the programme and invites applications from industry specialists who can deliver on the New Creative Markets Programme in the following areas;

One to ones in:

• Press, PR and Social Media
• Manufacturing and Productivity
• Fine art market

Please supply a quote on headed paper stating the opportunity you are applying for with your hourly rate, day rate or workshop rate to Madeleine Furness, Business Development Manager before Tuesday 1st September 2015.


The New Creative Markets project is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs.

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Strategic partners are: Autograph, CC Skills, CMS Cameron McKenna, DACS, Global Action Plan

Project part funded by the European Union.

Creative Employment Programme

JulieCockpit Arts’ Creative Employment Programme was established in 2013 as an initiative to help studio holders take on their first employees and to increase opportunities for employment in the craft sector. After successfully receiving funds from CCSkills’ Creative Employment Programme, supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Cockpit will help 22 craft business owners recruit 14 paid apprentices and interns by Summer 2015. Please note: Creative Employment Programme funded internships have fixed criteria, including you must be 18 – 24 and registered unemployed with Jobcentre Plus at the time of applying. These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions.

Current opportunities

There are no current opportunities.

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Interested in knowing more about our consortium approach to employment? Read CCSkills case study on Cockpit Arts Creative Employment Programme here > To find out more about CCSkill’s Creative Employment Programme click here > creative-employment

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