Cockpit Arts / NADFAS Award 2016

Call for Entries

Deadline: 10am, Monday 13 June 2016

Applications are invited for the ninth Cockpit Arts / NADFAS Award which aims to support professional craftspeople working with traditional craft skills. Particular consideration will be given to crafts requiring skills at risk of dying out, such as 2014 Winner Sarah Kelly, one of the only UK handmade paper makers, and 2013 Winner Alex Potter, a luthier specialising in unusual and early traditional fretted instruments.

The Prize – free studio space and business development support for one year!

The Cockpit Arts / NADFAS Award recipient will be awarded a place at a Cockpit Arts incubator for a year. Worth £3,500, this includes the following benefits:

 Studio space for a year within the creative community at Cockpit Arts, London.
 Business and professional development services including on-site coaching, a personalised development plan, workshops and events.
 A range of selling and promotional opportunities including Open Studios.
 Opportunity to collaborate with other designer-makers in the Cockpit community.
 Access to office facilities and resource centre.

How to Apply
 Please email Dana Segal, for an Application Pack
 Deadline for receipt of applications is 10am, Monday 13 June 2016
 Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be held on Wednesday 6 July 2016
 The successful candidate will be expected to attend our Awardee Induction Day on Wednesday 13 July and move in to their studio by 1 September 2016

 Designer-makers who have previously been accepted to join Cockpit Arts in the past 12 months but
have not as yet been offered a space are welcome to apply. (Although previous acceptance does
not guarantee selection for this award).
 Applicants will be interviewed by a panel of representatives from Cockpit Arts, NADFAS and the
Heritage Crafts Association (HCA). HCA supports and promotes heritage crafts as part of our living
heritage. See for further details
 The panel will select one Award winner, and offer a studio at Cockpit Arts Holborn or Cockpit Arts
Deptford, dependent on availability. Applicant preference will be taken into account where possible.

The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies [NADFAS] is an arts-based charity with
members pursuing a mutual interest in the arts through monthly lectures. Currently, there are approx.
91,000 members in over 350 Societies throughout the UK. They have a network of over 6,000
volunteers offering invaluable help with heritage conservation and church recording projects, as well as
an outstanding reputation for working with young people to encourage and enhance their appreciation
and understanding of art and our artistic heritage. See for further details.

Image: Cockpit Arts, Alex Bishop. Photo:Alun Callender