Call for Applications: Cockpit Arts / The Clothworkers’ Foundation Award 2015

SMALL.Amor La momposina.4About The Award:

Applications are invited for the Cockpit Arts / The Clothworkers’ Foundation Award 2015. The Award is only open to weavers who have graduated within the last 5 years.

The Award aims to assist emerging weavers to set up in business by providing studio space and business support provided by Cockpit Arts as well as shared use of looms.

There are Two Awards available and the selection panel (including the acclaimed ikat weaver and designer, Mary Restieaux) will be looking for individuals who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit as well as creative excellence and craft skills.

The Award contributes to the cost of a place at Cockpit for one year from July 2015 and will include a space in a shared studio equipped with 3 looms, Leclerc and Louet, and the following benefits:

  • Studio space and use of looms within the creative community of Cockpit Arts at Deptford, London, SE8 with access to office facilities and resource centre.
  • Business and professional development services including on-site coaching, a personalised development plan, access to finance, workshops and events.
  • A range of selling and promotional opportunities including Cockpit Arts Open Studios selling events.
  • Award worth £2,000 with the remaining £2,000 fee being provided by the Award winner, payable on a monthly basis.

How to apply:

  •  Please request a “Clothworkers Award” application pack from
  •  Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 18 May, 12pm
  •  Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be held on Tuesday 26 May

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