Cockpit Arts / NADFAS Award 2015

Call for Entries

Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 18 December 2015

Application Pack: Please email

Applications are invited for the eighth 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.

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 the popular Cockpit Arts Open Studios events.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with other designer-makers in the Cockpit community.
  • Access to office facilities and resource centre. 

Application forms are available from

Deadline for receipt of applications 12 noon, Friday 18 December. Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be held on Thursday 21 January with representatives from NADFAS, Cockpit Arts and the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA). HCA supports and promotes heritage crafts as part of our living heritage. See for further

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.

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