A bursary for professional craftspeople using traditional craft skills, including those that are at risk of dying out. The Cockpit Arts Society GLA Bursary offers one year of business support and subsidised studio space at Cockpit.
Awards and bursaries
Arts Society GLA Bursary
The Arts Society GLA
About the Cockpit Arts Society GLA Bursary
- Studio space for 1 year at Cockpit
- Business support services including one-to-one coaching and workshops
- Selling and promotional opportunities, including two annual Cockpit Open Studios events
Who can apply?
- A craftsperson using traditional craft skills or working in a craft that is at risk of dying out
About The Arts Society
The Arts Society is a leading arts education charity with a global network of over 380 local Societies, which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. Our events provide welcoming places, locally, nationally and globally, to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts. Our 90,000+ members contribute to and preserve our artistic heritage through volunteering and grants. Our strength is our people, joined together by a passion for the arts which can nourish and empower us all. Our work creates a better, healthier and more connected society.
About Awards & Bursaries at Cockpit
All awards and bursaries at Cockpit include studio space, business support and membership of a vibrant craft community, giving successful makers the space and time to develop their profile, grow their business or practice, and increase profitability. We are looking for applicants who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit, creative excellence and highly developed craft skills.
We particularly encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in craft including non-graduates, disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse people, LGBTQ+ people, and people from Black, Asian and Global Majority backgrounds. We welcome applicants from a range of educational backgrounds and there is no minimum formal qualification for this programme.
- You will be responsible for arranging and paying for your own public liability insurance (minimum £5m) and contents insurance before the start date.
- You need to be entitled to remain in the UK for the period of the Award. Cockpit is unable to sponsor or support visa applications.
- You must be committed to taking up the award and completing our Business Incubation programme.
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