Creative Enterprise Programme

Are you based in Lewisham and working in graphic design, photography, illustration, fine or visual arts, craft, film, television or fashion?

We’re looking for creatives with a clear signature voice who are ready to take their practice to the next level.

About the Programme

Launching in April 2024, the Creative Enterprise Programme at Cockpit is a professional development programme designed to help small creative practices in Lewisham enhance their business ability.

Generously funded through the London Borough of Lewisham and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) as part of the UK Government’s Levelling Up strategy, The Creative Enterprise Programme will give you the confidence and skills needed to take action to develop your business and practice.

The programme is based on Cockpit’s successful formula of support for creative minds. We combine information-led, practical workshops with one-to-one mentoring and coaching. Throughout the programme, we’ll work closely with you to build your skills, refine your plan and improve your business direction and strategy.

The programme will run from July 2024 to January 2025. There are 50 places on the programme in this phase. 

Deadline to apply: 2 June 2024

Attend our Information Session on 22 May 2024 from 4-6 pm at Cockpit Deptford.

At this informal session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the valuable support and resources available in two focused programs funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund for Lewisham businesses: the Creative Enterprise Programme at Cockpit and The Lewisham Business Resilience & Growth Programme (BRAG) through Goldsmiths, University of London. Register for free here.

If you have any questions about the programme or the application form, please email Emma Sims at

Funding generously provided by: