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

Please see below for open and upcoming Awards. All Awards comprise business support provided by Cockpit Arts as well as subsidised studio space for one year.

If you would like to express an interest in an Award, even if it is currently closed, please contact Sandie Mattioli at sandie@cockpitarts.com

Visit the ‘Apply for a Studio’ page to see FAQs and application information.


Open Awards:

The Cockpit Arts / Leathersellers’ Award

Open all year round, applications accepted on a rolling basis

Open to: talented makers who are seeking business development support to take their creative business to the next level.

Additional information: winners will be required to develop new work where leather is a major constituent.

Award Sponsor: The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund

Download an application form here in Word or .pdf format

Please contact sandie@cockpitarts.com for further information.

Previous award winners include Laura Amstein (2012); Benjamin John Hall (2013-14); Georgina Brett Chinnery, Ben Elbel, Maria McLean and Mark Tallowin (2014); Fflur Owen, Candice Lau and Asdrubal Barreto-Abreu (2015); Charlie Laurie (2016); Joost Pasman, Harry Owen, Jasmine Carey and Mariano Palencia Crespo (2017); Anu Bankole, Steven Harkin and Jessica Noy (2018).


Upcoming Awards:

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The Cockpit Arts / Radcliffe Craft Development Award

Currently closed for entries: Next round opens September 2018

Open to: a talented maker with a commitment to high quality craftsmanship, who demonstrates a clear need and commitment to developing their craft skill.

Additional information: as well as a subsidised place at Cockpit Arts for one year, the winner will receive a £1,000 bursary towards a craft development programme of their choice.

Award Sponsor: The Radcliffe Trust

Please contact sandie@cockpitarts.com for further information or to express an interest.

 

The Cockpit Arts Ros Stracey Ceramic Residency

Currently closed for entries: Next round opens September 2018

Open to: 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.

Additional information: the successful applicant will be provided with a dedicated studio at our south London premises including the use of a kiln.

Award Sponsor: The S.H.A Charitable Trust

Please contact sandie@cockpitarts.com for more information or to express an interest.

 

The Cockpit Arts / Worshipful Company of Woolmen Award

Currently closed for entries: Next round opens September 2018

Open to: a maker working primarily with wool textiles aiming to develop their craft practice and business.

Additional information: The Worshipful Company of Woolmen will offer mentoring and introductions to appropriate contacts during the year to the Award recipient.

Award Sponsor: The Worshipful Company of Woolmen

Please contact sandie@cockpitarts.com for more information or to express an interest.

 

The Cockpit Arts / The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers’ Award

Currently closed for entries: Next round opens September 2018

Open to: a maker practicing basket making

Additional information: With this new Award our aim is to welcome a basket maker to start up and grow as an independent maker and business owner

Award Sponsor: The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers

Please contact sandie@cockpitarts.com for more information or to express an interest

 

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The Cockpit Arts / Haberdashers’ Award

Currently closed for entries: Next round opens December 2018

Open to: makers working in knit to assist them to set up in business

Award Sponsor: The Haberdashers’ Company

Please contact sandie@cockpitarts.com for more information or to express an interest.

 

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The Cockpit Arts / Clear Insurance Award

Currently closed for entries: Next round opens March 2019

Open to: aims to support professional makers who have been in business for less than three years and have aspirations to develop their craft business.

Additional information: Clear Insurance Management continue to show their commitment to supporting creative businesses; having run The Clear Insurance Scheme for Craft Workers & Designer-makers since November 2002.

Award Sponsor: Clear Insurance Management

Please contact sandie@cockpitarts.com for more information or to express an interest.

 

The Cockpit Arts / The Clothworkers’ Company Awards

Currently closed for entries: Next round opens March 2019

Open to: graduates within the last five years, these awards aim to assist weavers to set up in business. Weavers can be working in any form, for example, creating products; visual art; working with mills and making samples for industry.

Additional information: the Awards include space in a shared studio equipped with Leclerc, Louet and new ARM looms and a dye area. Further information is provided here.

Award Sponsor: The Clothworkers’ Company

Please contact sandie@cockpitarts.com for more information or to express an interest.

 

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The Cockpit Arts / Worshipful Company of Turners Award

Currently closed for entries: Next round opens March 2019

Open to: an aspiring or established turner i.e. someone who practices the art and craft of turning on a lathe in wood or other materials to develop their craft practice.

Award Sponsor: The Worshipful Company of Turners

Please contact sandie@cockpitarts.com for more information or to express an interest.

 

The Cockpit Arts / The Arts Society Award

Currently closed for entries. Next round opens June 2019

Open to: a maker practicing a traditional craft that requires skills at risk of dying out.

Additional information: since 2012, the Award has been organised in conjunction with the Heritage Crafts Association

Award Sponsor: The Arts Society (formerly The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies or NADFAS).

Please contact sandie@cockpitarts.com for more information or to express an interest.

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