BA and MA Textile Design graduates from Chelsea College of Arts are invited to apply for the Chelsea @ Cockpit Award 2014. The winner will be receive a full year’s support to set up a business in a subsidised studio space, with business guidance and coaching from Cockpit Arts, the UK’s only creative-business incubator for designer-makers.
This award is part of a commitment to assist graduates starting out in their professional career and so is specifically aimed at Chelsea’s former BA and MA Textile Design students who graduated in either June 2012 or June 2013.
Last year’s award was won by Reeve Massey, an artist that creates felted and knitted upholstery, soft furnishings and art-led textiles and is particularly interested in using recycled yarns and waste fabrics and Matthew Jacques, a digital print designer using his designs to create men’s fashion and accessories. Of winning the award in 2013, Matthew said “I have learnt the steps needed to create a successful business. At university you don’t really learn about the business side of the design industry and I think this year has really prepared me for that part of the design world”.
You can find out more on the Cockpit Arts website.
For more information and to apply, please request a “Chelsea @ Cockpit Award” application pack from email@example.com.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00pm, Friday 26 September 2014.
Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be held on Wednesday 8 October 2014. The award winner is expected to move in on Monday 3 November 2014.
Find out more about studying BA Textile Design at Chelsea on our undergraduate course pages.
Find out more about studying MA Textile Design at Chelsea on our postgraduate course pages.