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: The Cockpit Arts / Newby Trust Craft Excellence Awards

Cockpit is delighted to announce that once again we’re working with The Newby Trust to offer free places at our sought-after studios.

NEWS: Community Matters

In the third in our series, we come to the important sense of community that exists at Cockpit Arts.

NEWS: Makers' Stories - Ekta Kaul - textile artist

The latest in our Makers' Stories series features award-winning textile artist Ekta Kaul.

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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Open Studios

Cockpit Arts' Open Studios happen twice a year; see behind the scenes, meet 170 makers over two sites.

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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