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:


Want to view the application questions in advance? Click here.

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

If you require any of the following documents in a different format, please contact Maxine at or call 020 7419 1962 and leave a message.

The Cockpit Arts / Newby Trust Craft Excellence Awards

This Award aims to support two makers to practice their craft at a key stage in their skill development and support their craft business to achieve financial sustainability. The Newby Trust Craft Excellence Award offers two makers each year a rare and valued opportunity to develop their craft skill and excellence in any discipline, nurturing both ability and talent.

The Award comprises one year’s business support and subsidised studio space at Cockpit Arts Deptford. Move in for December 2021 and attend a set of ‘Make It Count’ workshops starting February 2022.

View the Call for Entries

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Deadline: 1st August 23:59PM

Interviews: 17th August with invites sent the week before

Award Sponsor: The Newby Trust

Opportunities 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, Clear Insurance Management, The Newby Trust, The Clothworkers’ Company, The Worshipful Company of Turners,  and The Arts Society will be open for applications in the near future.

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