How Incubation Works
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If you're a talented maker and looking to grow your business you have come to the right place. Apply to Cockpit Arts today.
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 realise your creative and business goals and achieve greater success.
Applications for a place at Cockpit Arts can be made at any time.
Full details of our application criteria, services and charges can be found in the Application Information below and on our FAQs page.
Cockpit Arts is committed to equality of opportunity for all and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We offer a number of Awards and Bursaries which support sponsored places. If you are a 16 – 30 year old taking part in The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme, you may be eligible to apply for the Cockpit Arts / The Prince’s Trust Creative Careers Programme. Please speak to your Prince’s Trust Enterprise Manager.
We also offer training and support for makers who do not have a studio at Cockpit but want to learn from our approach; we currently work with over 90 makers who are based in London and participate in our London Creative Network programme.
We hold interviews for places at Cockpit Arts throughout the year; please submit your application at any time.
We review applications received every 2nd month starting in February; this means you will hear from us if you are to be invited for interview within 8 weeks of your submission.
Please note we cannot give feedback on your application if you are not invited to interview. Please ensure that you have read the Application Information, paying attention to the criteria for selection. We also recommend that before applying you visit Cockpit Arts during our Open Studios events and consider attending one of our maker introductory events – A Taste of Cockpit Arts. The next event is 11 September and more details will be announced nearer to this date.
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 and product developer for Daylesford Organic, Brooke Litchfield.