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 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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The Cockpit Arts / Worshipful Company of Turners Award

This Award is for an aspiring or established turner i.e., someone who practices the art and craft of turning on a lathe in wood or other materials. The Award will help the selected turner by providing the space and time to grow their business, increase profitability and develop their profile. We will be looking for an individual who can demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit as well as creative excellence and craft skills.

The Award comprises one year’s business support and subsidised studio space at Cockpit Arts in Deptford, including access to a lathe and a workbench, thanks to The Worshipful Company of Turners.

Award Sponsor: The Worshipful Company of Turners

Call for Entries and Application Form.

Deadline for applications: 30 May 2021

The New Craftsmen Award at Cockpit Arts

An award to foster creative excellence and diversity in the craft world

This new three year Award is for a Maker who demonstrates excellence in their work across furniture, lighting, artworks or other objects for interior settings. Applicants will be assessed on their craft skills, the ambition of their creative work, the potential and viability of their business plan and the extent to which the maker believes that they will benefit from the opportunity.

The Award comprises business support, space in a shared studio at Cockpit Arts as well as guidance and mentoring from the team at The New Craftsmen.

Award Sponsor: The New Craftsmen

Visit the Award Page for more information and to apply.

Deadline for applications: 28 May 2021

The Cockpit Arts / Haberdashers’ Award

This Award aims to assist makers working in knit to start up and develop in business. It is for individuals who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit as well as creative excellence and craft skills and are committed to working closely with Cockpit Arts to realise their longer-term goals.

The Award comprises one year’s business support and subsidised studio space at Cockpit Arts.

Award Sponsor: The Haberdashers’ Company

Call for Entries and Application Form.

Deadline for applications: 30 May 2021

 


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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