Awards and bursaries

Haberdashers’ Award at Cockpit

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About the Haberdashers' Award at Cockpit

This Award aims to assist makers working in knit to start up and develop in business, by providing studio space and business support. We are looking for two individuals who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit as well as creative excellence and craft skills and are committed to working closely with Cockpit to realise their longer-term goals.

This is a match funded place for one year worth up to £5,000. (The successful applicant will match this award by paying £500 over 12 months.) The total value of £5,500 covers the cost of studio space and support services Awardees receive. Please note that most studios are shared, and sizes vary but an average studio space per maker is around 100-150sq ft.

Benefits included in the Haberdashers' Award at Cockpit

  • Studio space for one year within the creative community at Cockpit
  • Business support services including one-to-one coaching and business development workshops
  • Selling and promotional opportunities, including two annual Cockpit Open Studios events

Eligibility criteria for the Haberdashers' Award at Cockpit

Applicants must…

  • Be practicing in knit or have knit as a main element of their practice
  • Commit to taking up the Award and developing their practice for the full duration of the Award 
  • Commit to attending our Awardee Induction Day and set of ‘Make It Count’ workshops 
  • Arrange and pay for their own public liability [minimum £5m] and contents insurance prior to the start date
  • Must be currently living in the UK and entitled to remain in the UK for the period of the Award. (Cockpit is not able to sponsor or support visa applications in any way.)

How to apply

To apply please complete the application form.

Awards and 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. In applications, we are looking for individuals who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit, creative excellence and highly developed craft skills.

About The Haberdashers' Company

The Haberdashers’ Company is one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies and has a long history closely connected to the development of the City of London. Arising from this and in the 21st century the Company plays a major role in the provision of support to education and is a vibrant participant in new educational initiatives. Alongside this remains a continuing commitment to charitable work that continues to play an important part in the work of the Company. 


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