awards & bursaries at cockpit

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.

Our Awards

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.

All awards

  • 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

  • Grant-Turnstone Award

    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