The Cockpit Arts / NADFAS Award 2013
Call for Entries now open! Deadline Wednesday 22 May, midday. This annual Award is supported by The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) and supports a designer-maker practising a traditional craft requiring skills at risk of dying out. Past recipients include Alex Bishop (2010), Tobye Le Vaillant (2009), Tamasyn Gambell (2008) and Thomas von Nordheim (2007). In 2012, the Award was organised in conjunction with the Heritage Crafts Association. The winner of the 2012 Award is Shaun Grace. To apply, please read the Call for Entries and complete the Application Form below:
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The Cockpit Arts / Leathersellers’ Award 2013
Now closed for entries. The prestigious annual Cockpit Arts / Leathersellers’ Award is intended for a talented designer-maker who seeks business development support to help take their business to the next level. The focus of this award is the innovative use of leather, with generous sponsorship from The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund. The winner of the 2012 Award was Laura Amstein.
The Cockpit Arts Setting Up Bursaries 2013
Now closed for entries. We understand it can be difficult for designer-makers at the start of their career to make the leap from working from home to taking a place at Cockpit Arts. We’ve therefore developed a number of Bursaries that will specifically assist designer makers who have set up in business in the last three years. Bursaries will be made to selected applicants who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit as well as creative excellence and craft skill and who are seeking support to take their business to the next level. The Bursaries contribute towards a place at Cockpit for one year and include studio space, business development support, selling events and promotional opportunities. Each Bursary is worth up to £2,000 against the cost of the Cockpit Arts incubator package, with the remaining £2,000 fee being provided by the Bursary winners, payable on a monthly basis.
The Cockpit Arts / Worshipful Company of Turners Award 2012
Now closed for entries. This Award supported by the Worshipful Company of Turners aims to help an aspiring or established turner i.e. someone who practices the art and craft of turning on a lathe in wood or other materials. In 2011 a joint Award was made to Eleanor Lakelin and Frank Boggis Rolfe. Winner of the 2012 Award is Chloe Robertson.
The Cockpit Arts / The Clear Group Award
Now closed for entries. In 2012 we were delighted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Clear Insurance Scheme for Craft Workers & Designer-makers, which we jointly developed and launched in November 2002. The scheme has proved enormously beneficial to the UK craft community by providing an affordable insurance package tailored specifically to the needs of designer-makers. In recognition of this anniversary year and The Clear Group’s commitment to supporting new business start-ups, we were pleased to announce the launch of their new sponsorship initiative, the Cockpit Arts / The Clear Insurance Scheme for Craft Workers & Designer-makers Award 2012. The winner of the Award is Ros Millar. The Commendation Prize sponsored by Sterling Insurance Group was awarded to Victoria Coleman.
The Cockpit Arts / Clothworkers’ Foundation Awards 2012
Now closed for entries. This award aims to assist weavers to set up in business by providing studio space and business support provided by Cockpit Arts as well as shared use of looms. 6 Awards will be made in 2012 to applicants who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit as well as creative excellence and craft skills. The winners of the 2012 Award are: Laura Adburgham, Soukaina Aziz El Idrissi, Teresa Georgallis, Catarina Riccabona, Nadia-Anne Ricketts and Cassandra Smith.
The Cockpit Arts Radcliffe Craft Award
This award, supported by the Radcliffe Trust provides a further spring board to business success for Cockpit Arts Creative Careers participants. Winners of the Radcliffe Award in 2010 were Emma Hamshare and Kethi Copeland. The winners of the 2012 award are Lenique Louis and Johnette Taylor.
The Cockpit Arts Award
This annual award worth £4,000 aims to provide the space and time for an established designer-maker to significantly grow their business, increase their profitability and develop their profile. The winner of this award in 2010 was James Lethbridge. The winner of this award in 2011 was ceramicist Billy Lloyd.