5th September 2019

We are delighted to announce that there are five Cockpit Arts Awards open for applications.
All Awards comprise business support provided by Cockpit Arts as well as subsidised studio space for one year.

For further information and to apply, please visit Awards and Bursaries.

Want to see the studios before applying? Attend A Taste of Cockpit Arts on 18 September to meet the team and Cockpit makers and find out more. Register here

You can also meet Cockpit makers and team at South East Makers Club on 14 September in Deptford Market Yard, register here


The Cockpit Arts / The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers’ Award

Open to a craftsperson practicing basket making, our aim is to welcome a basket maker to Cockpit Arts to grow as an independent maker and business owner.
Closing date – noon, 4 October 2019


The Cockpit Arts / Haberdashers’ Award

Open to makers working in knit to assist them to set up in business.
Closing date – noon, 8 October 2019

“Gaining this studio has been life changing. It has allowed me to move from working in my bedroom to really feeling like I own my own brand and even starting to feel proud of myself.”
Alicia Robinson, Awardee of the 2019 Award


NEW AWARD The Cockpit Arts / The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers’ Award

Open to all makers using felt as their main material.
Open to all milliners using any material.
Closing date – noon, 14 October 2019


The Cockpit Arts / Ros Stracey Ceramic Residency

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.
Closing date – noon, 22 October 2019

“The Award has been really amazing for my professional development for so many reasons and it’s been great for networking opportunities. I’m able to meet people that I might not have otherwise at this stage, which has really helped push my work out there and increase sales. It’s also been useful financially as well, lifting off the pressure of studio rent has allowed me to explore and test new ideas in a much more free way.”
Simon Kidd, Cockpit Arts Ceramic Resident 2019


The Cockpit Arts / Leathersellers’ Award

Open to talented makers working with leather who are seeking business development support to take their creative business to the next level.
Closing date – noon, 24 October 2019

For further information and to apply, please visit Awards and Bursaries