Apply for a Standard Studio Space or a Cockpit Award


Applications are now open for our second awards intake of the year, with one Award and one Bursary accepting applications. We’re also once again accepting applications for Standard studio spaces – keep reading to learn more!

Receiving an Award or Bursary at Cockpit is a prestigious achievement in its own right. You’ll also benefit from:

  • Free studio space in London (assigned in either Bloomsbury or Deptford subject to studio availability)
  • Access to specialised equipment (depending on the Award, see below)
  • Tailored business support from our in-house coaches
  • Membership in a thriving creative community
  • Cockpit Open Studios twice a year

Attend our Awards Information Evening on 29 May 2024 at 5.30 pm at Cockpit Deptford. At this informal session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about Cockpit Awards. Register for free here.

The following Awards are open for applications from 1 May 2024. For more details and to apply, click here.

>> Apply by Thursday 6 June at 6 pm:

The Turners’ Award is for an aspiring or established turner working in wood or other materials. The Award includes a year’s studio space, the use of a lathe and workbench and access to our brand-new Wood Hub in Cockpit Deptford. Past awardees include Dave Evers, Jason Lock, Darren Appiagyei and Eleanor Lakelin.

The Arts Society GLA Bursary provides a one-year opportunity to a maker specialising in traditional craft skills, including those that are deemed at risk of dying out. Past awardees include Mandy Brannan, Giulia Manzoni, Meron Wolde and Mariano Palencia Crespo.

Applications for Standard studio spaces are also open! When you join as a Standard studio holder, you join a thriving community with a global reputation for quality and excellence. You also get:

  • Secure studio space, designed for makers
  • Access 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Expert 1:1 coaching, business training & support
  • Public selling events and open studios
  • VIP tours and promotions
  • A Maker Directory profile
  • Belonging to a vibrant maker community
  • Meeting and education space (for hire)

Recent Standard studio holders include Phoebe English, Samuel Waterhouse, Nyanda Yekwai and Vanessa Hogge.

For more details and to apply, click here. Applications close Thursday 25 July at 6 pm.