An Award or Bursary at Cockpit includes studio space in London, as well as business support and membership of a vibrant craft community, giving you the space and time to develop your business or practice.
awards & bursaries at cockpit
Cockpit makers are selected for excellence in skill, originality of ideas, drive to grow your business or practice, and ambition to make a contribution to the Cockpit community.
Funded places you can apply for are listed below – some are specific to a particular material or discipline, others are open to all makers. We run four application rounds per year, with Awards opening and closing on a quarterly basis. Please note that Awardees will be assigned a space in either of our two sites (Bloomsbury or Deptford) at Cockpit’s discretion, according to studio availability.
If you have any questions, or are unsure whether this is for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
To apply, you’ll need to complete an application form via the links below. If shortlisted, you’ll be invited for an interview and you can take a look at the questions we’re likely to ask you here.
Find out what our studios are like by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Arts Society GLA Bursary
Open to makers working with traditional skills, including those at risk of dying out.
Bagri Craft Award
For a maker of Asian heritage, or from the Asian diasporas, working in any craft discipline and can be based anywhere in the world.
Basketmakers’ Award at Cockpit
Clothworkers’ Award at Cockpit
For new weavers to set up in business, within a large shared space at Cockpit Deptford, equipped with a variety of looms and a dye area.
Cockpit Arts Society Bursary
Cockpit Clear Bursary
Cockpit Glass Sellers’ Bursary
Feltmakers’ Award at Cockpit
For a craftsperson ready to make a step-change in their career. The Grant-Turnstone Award is funded former Cockpit awardees Holly Loftus & Daisy Tempest.
Haberdashers’ Award at Cockpit
For start-up makers working in knit, looking to develop their business with help of this 1-year award.
Harriet’s Trust Award at Cockpit
Leathersellers’ Award at Cockpit
Make It Award
For a London-based maker aged under 26 years, looking for the space and support to build their own craft-based business.
Newby Trust Award at Cockpit
For a maker practicing any craft discipline who is at a turning point in their skill development, looking to grow and achieve financial sustainability.
Rosalind Stracey Ceramic Award at Cockpit
For a ceramicist who experimentss and take risks with their practice. We are looking for highly skilled makers whose work shows originality and innovation.
The Broderers’ Award at Cockpit
The Dyers’ Company Award at Cockpit
The Needlemakers’ Award at Cockpit
The Radcliffe Emerging Maker Award
Turners’ Award at Cockpit