Welcome to Cockpit Arts

Cockpit Arts is the UK’s only creative business incubator for craftspeople; providing tailored support for early stage and well established craft practices; showcasing London’s finest makers at twice-yearly Open Studios; two buildings housing studios in central and south London; award-winning social enterprise.

About Cockpit Arts

Cockpit Arts is an award winning social enterprise and the UK’s only business incubator for craftspeople.

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NEWS: Achieving work-life balance

This is the fourth article in a series of six focussing on the London Creative Network (LCN) and professional development programmes at Cockpit Arts.  This article looks at the embracing individuality when it comes to running a business.

NEWS: The Cockpit Effect Report 2019

Our annual Cockpit Effect Report was launched last night at the prestigious Clothworkers’ Hall to an invited audience of 50 enthusiastic guests.

NEWS: Cockpit Arts at London Craft Week

London Craft Week returns in May for its fourth edition, and Cockpit Arts is delighted to be a partner once again. We have three exciting events planned, read more...

Search for a Maker

170 of the UK's finest makers are based at Cockpit Arts. Find out what they create and source beautifully made craft.

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Apply for a place

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

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Makers’ Stories

Find out how we support craftspeople at different stages with our selection of makers' stories.

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Creative Employment Programme

Cockpit's apprenticeship scheme gives young people skills to obtain work in a craft business.

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Search for a Maker