Dedicated makers with talent and ambition embark on the early stages of their careers every year and although these first steps are always tough, times have never been more challenging and right now our support is vital.
It’s our mission to enable makers to start and sustain successful businesses and, with your support, we can welcome exciting new voices in craft who otherwise will not have this opportunity. Your donation helps us to remove the barriers to ensure young talented makers reach their potential and contributes to launching the careers of the future stars of craft.
“Cockpit’s unique mix of affordable workspace and tailored business advice – combined with the support that comes from being part of a creative community – is what gives our makers the edge. We are home to 150 makers practicing in 23 different disciplines, with 20% in the early stages of their career supported by bursaries working alongside more mature businesses. It’s this mix – and the opportunities for peer support that it offers – that gives Cockpit makers the encouragement to take creative and business risks – risks that pay off.”
Annie Warburton, CEO Cockpit Arts
Cockpit supports these makers, and we make a difference. Your gift makes this happen.
Cockpit Arts is London’s leading studios for contemporary crafts and the UK’s only business incubator for makers and designers. All our studios are subsidised and 22% of makers are fully sponsored through Awards and Bursaries, funded by private individuals, City of London Livery Companies, trusts and foundations and corporate sponsors.
Cockpit Arts is a registered charity - https://cockpitarts.com/. We receive no regular public subsidy and are largely self-funding.