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2017 Award winner Darren Appiagyei with Christopher Scott of the Turners’ Company


The Cockpit Arts & Turners’ Company Award 2018 has just been launched. Applications must be submitted by Monday 26 March.

The award is targeted at both aspiring and established turners and provides a comprehensive package of workshop space and support by Cockpit Arts and the Worshipful Company of Turners.

Studio & support for a year

The studio space will be at the Cockpit Arts centre in Deptford, London SE8 and includes access to a lathe and workbench for a year. In addition, Cockpit Arts provides award winners with:

  • Business incubation services including on-site coaching and workshops
  • Selling and promotional opportunities including Cockpit Arts twice-yearly Open Studios public selling weekends and other events
  • Access to office facilities and the Cockpit Arts resource centre
  • The opportunity to collaborate with other makers in the Cockpit community

Cockpit Arts

Cockpit Arts is an award winning social enterprise and the UK’s only business incubator for craftspeople. It houses up to 170 small businesses at its two centres in central and south London.

Cockpit Arts supports craft practitioners at the start of their careers, as well as those who are more established, to grow and build successful and thriving businesses both in the UK and internationally. It works with a wide range of talented individuals, including master craftspeople, artist-makers, batch producers and more scalable businesses.

Its business incubation services comprise workspace, on site business coaching and business support workshops, selling and promotional opportunities, as well as referral to specialist advisors and access to finance.

Since opening in 1986, Cockpit Arts has helped thousands of talented makers grow their businesses, many of who have gone on to achieve national and international success. Our business incubator model is proven to work and our impact reports are positive, showing higher than average economic outcomes as well as social and cultural impact.

Previous winners of the Cockpit Arts & Turners’ Company Award include Eleanor Lakelin and Frank Boggis Rolfe (2011), Chloe Robertson (2012), Matthew Corbishley (2014) and Darren Appiagyei (2017). Read more about Darren’s story as a Cockpit Arts & Turners’ Company Award winner.

More information and downloads

> Download information sheet about the Cockpit Arts & Turners Company Award 2018

> Information on Cockpit Arts website

> Email Sandie Mattioli for further information:

Recent work by 2011 Award winner Eleanor Lakelin: Basaltes vessels made from giant redwood

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