An award designed to help three graduate weavers each year set up in business. Weavers can be working in any form, for example, making products, creating woven textile art, working with mills and/or making samples for industry.
The Clothworkers Award includes up to three years of business support and subsidised shared studio space at Cockpit Studios Deptford, equipped with Leclerc, Louet, ARM looms and a dye area.
This is a heavily subsidised space in shared weave studio for one year worth up to £5,000 with further support in years two (£3,000) and three (£2,000)*. (The successful applicant will supplement this award in first year by paying £1,000 over 12 months.) The total sum is linked to the cost of the space and support services. Electricity costs, insurance and office service charges will be payable on top and cannot be paid from the Award.
In the first and second years of the Award you will be placed in our shared Weave Studio. In the third year of the Award you will move out into a shared studio but still have access to the Weave Studio equipment.
*Contributions of £2000 and £3000 over 12 months are required from the successful Maker in years 2 and 3.