Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about how Cockpit can help you succeed as a maker? The answers are here.

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Eligibility criteria

  1. 1.
    Who can have a studio at Cockpit?
  2. 2.
    Do I have to make all of my work?
  3. 3.
    What does Cockpit mean by artist-maker?
  4. 4.
    I’m a fine artist/sculptor/photographer/product designer/illustrator. Can I get a studio?
  5. 5.
    I’m a fashion designer. Can I apply for a place?
  6. 6.
    How does Cockpit select makers?
  7. 7.
    What are Cockpit's selection criteria?

Applications

  1. 1.
    How can I get an application form?
  2. 2.
    How long does the application process take?
  3. 3.
    Is there a waiting list?
  4. 4.
    What information do I need to provide in the application form?
  5. 5.
    What if my application is rejected?
  6. 6.
    How do I submit a video application?
  7. 7.
    Do you have any tips for making a video application?

Awards & bursaries

  1. 1.
    What is the difference between an award, bursary and a standard studio at Cockpit?
  2. 2.
    How do I apply for an award or bursary?
  3. 3.
    Who is eligible and what is the criteria for an award or bursary?
  4. 4.
    I’ve received an award or bursary, how will you assign me a studio?
  5. 5.
    What are the terms and conditions of an award or bursary?

Business training

  1. 1.
    What is a craft business incubator?
  2. 2.
    How do you know that incubators work?
  3. 3.
    I am a start-up. How can an incubator help me?
  4. 4.
    I am an established maker. How can an incubator help me?
  5. 5.
    Can I attend workshops or seminars if I don’t have a studio at Cockpit?
  6. 6.
    Can I have one-to-one business coaching if I don’t have a studio at Cockpit?
  7. 7.
    Can I show at Open Studios if I don’t have a studio at Cockpit?

Studios & equipment

  1. 1.
    What are the studios like at Cockpit?
  2. 2.
    Where are you based?
  3. 3.
    What office facilities and resources do you provide?
  4. 4.
    Do you provide equipment for making?
  5. 5.
    Can I have a studio without other incubation benefits?
  6. 6.
    Can I get a single studio?
  7. 7.
    Can I get a very small studio (<100sq ft)?
  8. 8.
    How long can I have a studio for? Is there an exit policy?
  9. 9.
    What are the studio terms, i.e. notice to leave?
  10. 10.
    What is the difference between the studios in Bloomsbury and Deptford?
  11. 11.
    What insurance do I need if I have a studio at Cockpit?

Licence fees & other charges

  1. 1.
    How does the licence fee work?
  2. 2.
    What does the licence fee include / exclude?
  3. 3.
    What does the education and training fee include?
  4. 4.
    What additional opportunities will I have to pay for?
  5. 5.
    How is the licence fee calculated?
  6. 6.
    Do the studio rates ever increase?
  7. 7.
    Are studios at Cockpit less expensive than other studios?
  8. 8.
    Can I have a subsidised studio?

Maker obligations

  1. 1.
    What are the standard compulsory requirements for Cockpit studio makers?
  2. 2.
    What are the additional compulsory requirements for Cockpit makers on awards, bursaries and programmes?

Maker benefits

  1. 1.
    What business development benefits do Cockpit makers enjoy?
  2. 2.
    What PR and sales benefits do Cockpit makers enjoy?

Studio space

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