An Award for a maker who uses needles in the course of their work. (This is not limited to hand sewing needles and may be at any stage in the process.) We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit as well as creative excellence and craft skills. The Award will help the Awardee by providing the space and time to develop their business, gain confidence and develop their profile.
The Needlemakers’ Award offers one year of business support and subsidised studio space at Cockpit.
This is a heavily subsidised space in shared studio for one year worth up to £4,000. (The successful applicant will supplement this award by paying £500 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 Award space allocated is at Cockpit’s discretion. Please note that most studios are shared, and sizes vary but an average studio space per maker is around 100-150sq ft.