Cockpit Arts /Radcliffe Craft Development Award 2017

Call for Entries

Entered 16 August 2016

The Cockpit Arts / Radcliffe Craft Development Award 2017 will enable one talented craftsperson to develop their chosen craft skill; supporting them with studio costs and to take part in a master craft skill development programme or course of their choice.

Cockpit Arts / Radcliffe Craft Development Awards are part of a three year scheme which will support a new maker each year with funding from The Radcliffe Trust.

Ornella Lanuzzi at Cockpit Arts. Photo: Alun Callender.

Ornella Lanuzzi at Cockpit Arts. Photo: Alun Callender.

The Award: Studio Space, Business Support and a Craft Skill Training Programme of your choice for One Year!

In 2017 the Award recipient will be awarded a fully funded place at Cockpit Arts for one year, worth £4,000. This includes the following benefits:

  • Studio space for a year within the creative community at Cockpit Arts, London
  • A bursary of £1,000 towards master craft skill development; this could include short training courses, programmes, tools, mentoring and/or any other craft development activity of your choice
  • Business and professional development services including on-site coaching, a personalised development plan, workshops and events
  • A range of selling and promotional opportunities including the popular Cockpit Arts Open Studios events
  • Opportunity to collaborate with other makers in the Cockpit community
  • Access to office facilities and resource centre.

Who can apply?

Craftspeople of any age who have already established a market for their work, and have a track record are eligible to apply. The judges, including representatives from The Radcliffe Trust and Cockpit Arts will be looking for individuals with a commitment to high quality craftsmanship, and who demonstrate a clear need and commitment to developing their craft, as well as growing their business.


  • Applicants must be resident in the UK. Non-British citizens may apply but must be prepared to show relevant VISA if offered interview
  • Applicants should be trading as a maker
  • Winners will be expected to take up their place at Cockpit Arts in January 2017 and to undertake their craft skill development during that year

How to Apply

  • Request an Application Pack from
  • Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm, Monday 17 October 2016
  • Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be held on Wednesday 16 November 2016

About Cockpit Arts

Cockpit Arts is an award winning social enterprise and the UK’s only business incubator for craftspeople. We support craft practitioners at the start of their careers, as well as those who are more established, to grow and build successful and thriving businesses. We work with a wide range of talented individuals, including master craftspeople, artist-makers, batch producers and more scalable businesses. Our 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. We also work with hundreds of other craft businesses based in other parts of the UK and overseas through our training workshops and consultancy arm, as well as remotely via our online resources.

About The Radcliffe Trust
The Radcliffe Trust is one of Britain’s oldest charities, founded in 1714 by the will of Dr John Radcliffe. The Radcliffe Trust supports the development of the skills, knowledge and experience that underpin the UK’s traditional cultural heritage and crafts sectors. In 2014-2015 the Radcliffe Trust commemorated the 300th anniversary of its establishment by Dr John Radcliffe of Oxford.

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