If you're a talented maker and looking to grow your business you have come to the right place. Apply to Cockpit Arts today.

Apply for a place at Cockpit Arts

At Cockpit Arts we accept applications from all types of craft businesses, from ceramics, glass, jewellery and textiles to product, homewares and many more. All we ask is that your business has a craft element to it.

Whether you’ve just launched your business or you’re more established, having a studio at Cockpit Arts with the support provided by our unique Business Incubator model can help you to grow your business.

Applications for a studio at Cockpit Arts are by selection and there is a two stage process. Full details including selection criteria, services and charges can be found in the Application Pack. Please read our FAQ page which should answer any questions you may have about the application process. Cockpit Arts is committed to equality of opportunity for all and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Application Pack PDF

Application Pack .doc

All makers should also explore our Awards and Bursaries which offer sponsored places. If you are a 16 – 30 year old working with The Prince’s Trust on their Enterprise Programme, you may be interested in the Cockpit Arts / The Prince’s Trust Creative Careers Programme.

Application Dates

We conduct interviews for places at Cockpit Arts four times a year. Please note that there can be some flexibility, however the following should be used as a guide. Please also visit our Awards Page to see the key dates for Award applications.


Round One

Deadline: 1 January; Interviews 26 January
Start: 1 March

Round Two

Deadline: 1 March; Interviews: 22-23 March
Start: 1 May

Round Three

Deadline: 1 July; Interviews: 19-20 July
Start: 1 September

Round Four

Deadline: 1 November; Interviews: 15-16 November
Start: 1 January 2018

Selection Panel

Applications to join Cockpit Arts are shortlisted with the assistance of our experienced selection panel.

Giving us the benefit of their experience this year, are gallerist and curator Sarah Myerscough, design writer and journalist Emma Crichton-Miller, silversmith and lecturer Grant McCaig, product developer for Daylesford Organic, Brooke Litchfield.

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