As a Social Enterprise we support talented makers by providing sponsored places at our incubators.

All Awards comprise business support provided by Cockpit Arts as well as subsidised studio space for at least one year.

To apply for an Award, read the relevant Call for Entries document and complete the online application form. More information on applying for a studio at Cockpit Arts can be found by clicking the button below:

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Please note: Our Awards and Bursaries are not open to current studio holders at Cockpit Arts.

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Awards Information Evening
Missed the live stream? Catch up below.

Zoom Intro: 00:22

Itinerary: 01:13

Who are Cockpit Arts: 02:08

Who can apply?: 03:54

How to apply? 04:36

Leathersellers’ Award: 06:00

Speaker: Yusuf Osman 09:54

Ceramic Award: 18:56

Speaker: Nico Conti 22:42

Awards Overview: 29:40

Studio/Building Overview: 33:33

Business Support Overview: 36:35

Socials and Contact Info: 43:16

 

The Cockpit Arts / Leathersellers’ Award

This Award is for talented makers working with leather who are seeking business development support to take their creative business to the next level. The Awardees will be required to develop new work where leather is a major constituent.

The Award comprises one year’s business support and subsidised studio space at Cockpit Arts in Deptford with further financial support for up to three years on a sliding scale, by selection. It includes the use of our well-equipped Leather Hub, for which we owe thanks to The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers.

View the Call for Entries

Apply Now

Deadline 1 October 23:59PM

Award Sponsor: The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund

 

The Cockpit Arts Rosalind Stracey Ceramic Award

This Award is for a ceramicist who has a strong desire to experiment and take risks with their practice. We are looking for makers who demonstrate originality, innovation, creativity, craft skill and quality in the work and concepts presented.

The Award comprises one year’s business support and subsidised studio space at Cockpit Arts in Deptford, including the use of a kiln provided as support from Rohde kilns.

View the Call for Entries

Apply Now

Deadline 1 October 23:59PM

Award Sponsor: The S.H.A Charitable Trust

 

The Cockpit Arts / Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Bursary

The Cockpit Arts / Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Bursary aims to support a Craftsperson working in warm or cold glass. The bursary will contribute towards tailored business support and a space in a shared studio at Cockpit Arts.

Opens for applications on the 4th October

Bursary Sponsor: Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers

 

Tin and Wire Bursary at Cockpit Arts

The Tin and Wire Bursary at Cockpit Arts aims to support a Craftsperson in the earlier stages of their career doing interesting things with either plate metal (not Pewter) and/or non-precious wire.  The bursary will contribute towards tailored business support and a space in a shared studio at Cockpit Arts.

Opens for applications on the 4th October

Bursary Sponsor: The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers

 

Make It

Make It offers London-based makers aged 16-26 space and support to build their own craft-based business. Our two-year programme is designed to give you everything you need to start.

Selected makers will get a free studio space at Cockpit Arts for 12 months, access to onsite workshops in business basics and one-to-one coaching. In the second year, we ask only for a small contribution of £20 a week.

Find out more here

Opens for applications on the 4th October

Sponsored by: Cockpit Arts

 

The Cockpit Arts / Harriet’s Trust Award

This Award is for a talented maker working in any craft discipline with a commitment to high quality craftsmanship.

The Award comprises one year’s business support and subsidised studio space at Cockpit Arts. The Award is for one year with further financial support for up to three years on a sliding scale, by selection.

Opens for applications on the 1st November

Award Sponsor: Harriet’s Trust

 


Opportunities are supported by “The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund, The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers, The S.H.A Charitable Trust, The New Craftsmen, The Haberdashers’ Company, The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers Charitable Trust, The Radcliffe Trust, Harriet’s Trust, Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire WorkersClear Insurance Management, The Newby Trust, The Clothworkers’ Company, The Worshipful Company of Turners, The Arts Society and Cockpit Arts”

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