Awards and bursaries

The Radcliffe Emerging Maker Award

About

The Radcliffe Trust are looking to support two Makers who have now finished their creative education, training, or self-education and feel they are ready to emerge as a creative business with the support of Cockpit.

The Award contributes to the cost of a place at Cockpit for one year and will include a space in a shared studio, plus you will receive a £1,000 bursary towards a craft development programme of your choice.

Who can apply?

A maker working in any craft discipline, who can demonstrate dedication to developing, nurturing and passing on their craft.

What's included

  • This award is offered to 2 makers
  • Includes studio space availability for 1 year within the creative community at Cockpit Deptford (SE8 3DZ)
  • Business support services including one-to-one coaching and business development workshops
  • Selling and promotional opportunities, including two annual Cockpit Open Studios events

How to apply

Watch this space for application openings.
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If you have any questions, check our FAQs page or contact us.

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.

We particularly encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in craft including non-graduates, disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse people, LGBTQIA+ 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 Award. 

 

About the Radcliffe Trust

The Radcliffe Trust is one of Britain’s oldest charities, founded in 1714 by the will of Dr John Radcliffe. The Radcliffe Trust supports the development of the skills, knowledge and experience that underpin the UK’s traditional cultural heritage and crafts sectors. In 2014-2015 the Radcliffe Trust commemorated the 300th anniversary of its establishment by Dr John Radcliffe of Oxford. 

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.

Please note:

  • 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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