Welcome to Cockpit Arts

Cockpit Arts is London’s leading studios for contemporary crafts and the UK’s only business incubator for makers and designers. We are home to over 140 independent creative businesses at our sites in Deptford and Holborn. Through public showcases and business incubation services, we provide exceptional makers and materials-based artists with the tools to succeed.


Implications of Covid-19 on Cockpit and our makers
Our studios are open for makers who can work safely without contact with others, some are working from home and many are engaged in producing essential PPE. All our makers are impacted by the cancellation of shows, fairs, events, exhibitions and commissions. You can support them by buying direct – their contact details are in our maker directory – while a donation to Cockpit Arts will ensure the survival of a community of 147 craftspeople.

NEWS: Awards Open

Awards Open for Applications We are excited to announce that we have reopened our Awards for applications. As a Social Enterprise we support talented makers by providing sponsored places at... Read more

NEWS: Virtual studio tours

We aren’t able to host you at the studios at present, but we would love to welcome you for a virtual tour. You can visit London’s leading studios for contemporary... Read more

NEWS: Cockpit's Midsummer Festival

Cockpit Arts introduces its first Midsummer Festival – everyone is invited!   Featuring 65 events with over 80 makers, Cockpit’s Festival takes place online, on Instagram, Facebook and Zoom, over... Read more

About Cockpit Arts

Cockpit Arts is London’s leading studios for contemporary makers and an award winning social enterprise.

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Search for a Maker

Over 140 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 looking to grow your business or practice, you've 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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Make It

Make It aims to support young makers based in London who are passionate about craft to build their own creative business.

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