Awards and bursaries

Rosalind Stracey Ceramic Award at Cockpit

Current awardee: Anne Athena


The S.H.A Charitable Trust

About the Rosalind Stracey Ceramic Award at Cockpit

The Rosalind Stracey Ceramic Award at Cockpit is generously supported by the S.H.A Charitable Trust, in partnership with Rohde Kilns. This is a unique development opportunity for a talented ceramicist to explore new ideas and concepts, providing the time and space for a maker to develop their work and ideas, as well as support to help create a sustainable business model or further accelerate an existing one. This Award offers one year of business support, subsidised studio space at Cockpit Deptford and access to a Rohde kiln.

This is a heavily subsidised space in shared studio for one year worth up to £5,000. (The successful applicant will supplement this award by paying £1,000 over 12 months.) The total is linked to the cost of the space and support services. Electricity costs, insurance and office service charges are payable on top and cannot be paid from the Award. The space allocated is approximately 150sq ft within a shared studio.

Benefits included in the Rosalind Stracey Ceramic Award at Cockpit

  • Studio space for one year within the creative community at Cockpit Deptford (SE8 3DZ)
  • Business support services including one-to-one coaching and business development workshops
  • Use of a sponsored Rohde kiln for the duration of the Award. Kiln specifications can be found here.
  • Selling and promotional opportunities including two annual Cockpit Open Studios events

Eligibility criteria for the Rosalind Stracey Ceramic Award at Cockpit

Applicants must:

  • Be a maker working in an area of ceramics
  • Commit to taking up the Award and developing their practice for the full duration of the Award
  • Commit to attending our Induction Day and set of full set of Make It Count business development workshops
  • Arrange and pay for their own public liability insurance [minimum £5m] and contents insurance prior to the start date
  • Be currently living in the UK and entitled to remain in the UK for the period of the Award. (Cockpit is unable to sponsor or support visa applications.)

How to apply for the Rosalind Stracey Ceramic Award at Cockpit

About the S.H.A Charitable Trust

The Trust has been set up in memory of sculptor Rosalind Stracey, who felt strongly that there was a need to provide support for artists in studios, a view we share. Cockpit Arts gratefully acknowledges the generosity and support of Rohde Kilns.

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.

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