Clore Leadership Programme

A Fellowship programme designed to help develop the skills and experience of potential leaders in the cultural sector. Fellows undertake an individual programme of learning, work, research, training and secondment. The programme is aimed at applicants from the cultural sector in the UK.

Applicants can apply for up to three Fellowships providing they meet the eligibility criteria. Depending upon the type of fellowship awarded, the applicant may receive a bursary worth up to £15,000 which may be paid to the applicant or to their employee in order to compensate for the time period required to focus upon the development programme.

In the case of consortium-supported fellowships, the nominating employer will continue to pay the agreed salary, National Insurance and any agreed pension contribution and other current benefits and entitlements. The employer must also meet any back-fill costs required throughout the fellowship.

Types of Fellowships Available in 2017/18

OPEN FELLOWSHIPS supported by Arts Council England

These Fellowships are open to candidates from a wide range of cultural activity who are currently working in England and who have the potential to take on significant leadership roles within the cultural sector in England.

MUSIC EDUCATION HUBS FELLOWSHIP supported by Arts Council England

These Fellowships are open to candidates working within Music Education Hubs in England and who have the potential to take on significant leadership roles within music education hubs. 

DANCE FELLOWSHIP - supported by the Linbury Trust and Dancers' Career Development

The Dance Fellowship is open to anyone who has worked as a dance artist in the UK for a total of at least 5 years, as a dancer.

THEATRE FELLOWSHIPS - supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation
For candidates with the potential to develop as a leader in theatre in the UK. 

WALES FELLOWSHIP supported by Arts Council of Wales

Open to candidates living and working in Wales who intend to develop their career as a cultural leader in Wales. 

CREATIVE SCOTLAND FELLOWSHIP supported by Creative Scotland 

This Fellowship is open to candidates who live and work in Scotland and who are committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in Scotland. 

JEROME HYNES FELLOWSHIP supported by Arts Council of Ireland

This Fellowship is open to candidates living and working in Ireland who are dedicated to developing their career as a cultural leader.

ART FUND CURATOR FELLOWSHIP supported by Art Fund

This fellowship aims to support curators who are working with public collections, outside of the commercial environment. Those wishing to apply for this fellowship must be employed by or linked to organisations accredited by the Arts Council or that have charitable status. Individuals working with/for the following organisations will be prioritised:

  • UK museums or galleries that have permanent collections.
  • UK museums or galleries which are regional or that are administered by local authorities, universities or that have independent Trust status.

HERITAGE FELLOWSHIP supported by Heritage Lottery Fund

This fellowship is intended for applicants who have the potential to develop as leaders within the UK heritage sector.

VISUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP supported by a-n, The Artists Information Company

The Clore Visual Artist Fellowship supported by a-n, The Artists Information Company, is open to professional visual artists in the UK working within fine art, applied art, live arts and moving image, sound and text-based practices, digital and animation, participatory, public and community arts. 

WELLCOME FELLOWSHIP supported by the Wellcome Trust 

The Wellcome Trust Clore Fellowship is for arts and culture professionals from the UK or Ireland who are interested in exploration of health and wellbeing through combining perspectives from the arts, humanities and social and medical sciences. 

CONSORTIUM SUPPORTED FELLOWSHIPS

Applicants for the Consortium-supported Fellowships must be nominated and employed by a consortium member organisation.  

The Consortium supported Fellowships available in 2017/18 are:

PERFORMING ARTS CONSORTIUM FELLOWSHIP - supported by the Clore Leadership Programme and the Performing Arts Consortium Southbank Centre, National Theatre, Royal Opera House. 

Applications are welcome from National Theatre employees.

SELF-FUNDED FELLOWSHIP

If the applicant is not eligible for the afore mentioned fellowships, then they may apply for this fellowships. Successful applicants will need to have funds available to cover participation costs in the programme. Self-funded fellowships will be assessed on merit and not on the applicant's ability to pay.

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