4th July 2019

Whether you’ve just launched your practice or you’re more established, having a studio at Cockpit Arts, with the support provided by our unique business incubator services, can help you to realise your creative and business goals and achieve greater success.

Applications for a place at Cockpit Arts can be made at any time and full details can be found here.

Several times a year, we offer Awards and Bursaries which support sponsored places. Part funded by our partner organisations, these offer subsidised business support and studio space for a year. There is currently one awards open for application and more details can be found below.

Cockpit’s London Creative Network Programme (LCN) is also now accepting applications.  This programme is a great way for makers not based at Cockpit to receive professional support to enable them to grow their creative businesses. Read on to find out more.

The Cockpit Arts / The Arts Society Award

We are delighted to announce that The Cockpit Arts/ The Arts Society Award is currently open for applications. Applications are invited for the Award which aims to support professional craftspeople working with traditional craft skills. Particular consideration will be given to crafts requiring skills at risk of dying out. Past Award winners include: Lucy McGrath, hand paper marbler, Laura Woodhouse, handweaver, Mariano Palencia Crespo, bespoke shoemaker and Meron Wolde, metal artist and bespoke jewellery designer.
Deadline : 25 July 2019 Further information

Cockpit’s London Creative Network Programme

The LCN Programme at Cockpit Arts is a professional development programme designed to help craft makers to enhance their ability to advance their business – whether through new products and services, new ways of doing things, or both. It is unique in that it’s currently the only way that makers not based at Cockpit can access our business support free of charge.

Apply Here

Read more about the LCN Programme

Don’t delay – the deadline for this round is 14 July 2019

What makers have said about LCN …

“Being a maker today means that you need to be able to do much more than just making- Having the support of the LCN team and cockpits in so reassuring. I can’t imagine where I’d be without the constant support and backup.” FFlur Owen

“As a new creative practice, I have found being part of the LCN programme very grounding at a time when I haven’t stopped moving.  It has helped me to harness opportunities and develop my nascent business despite being so busy.  Thank you!” Ella Fearon-Low

“LCN is an amazing programme for anyone who needs support in developing their businesses. Because its free, it would be easy to be blasé about the support and to lose sight of its value, but it really is a fantastic programme that offers so much opportunity to learn and grow.” Rob Brain

Read more about how LCN works and what our makers think of the programme in our series of news posts here >> Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part6

The London Creative Network is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).