Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme



What is the Clore Fellowship?


Applications for the 2016/17 Clore Fellowships are now closed. Thanks to everyone who's submitted an application.

What is the Clore Fellowship?

The Clore Fellowship is a programme of leadership development tailored to the individual.

Each year, we award Fellowships to around 25 carefully selected people from across the cultural sector.

In addition to shared learning activities, each Fellow undertakes a customised programme of personal and professional development. The structure of each Fellowship depends on the development needs and aspirations of the individual and includes:

Peer Group Learning:

  • Two residential leadership courses with the Fellowship cohort, held between September and October 2016, and June and July 2017
  • Intensive group workshops with the Fellowship cohort (focusing on areas such as fundraising and philanthropy; public engagement; financial management and strategic planning)
  • Group Project commissioned by a major strategic organisation
  • Study visits 

An Individual Development Programme including:   

  • 360-Degree Leadership Profile
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Other learning opportunities individually selected by the Fellow in discussion with the Clore Leadership team, such as courses and conferences
  • Three-month placement in a cultural organisation very different from the Fellow’s usual working environment and usually in the UK, taking place between January and July 2017
  • The production of an original article about an aspect of leadership which the Fellow has researched and which may be published on the Clore Leadership Programme website, helping to stimulate discussion about leadership
  • The option of submitting a proposal for a three-month research project, supervised by a Higher Education Institute based in the UK, which the Fellow would undertake after he/she has completed the rest of the Fellowship Programme and which may be funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Opportunities to remain engaged with the Programme on completion of the Fellowship, through events, 'Clore Plus', online networks and discussion

How will I learn?

The programme blends real-life examples with practical skills and tools.

You will be expected to challenge and stretch yourself. Peer learning is a key element of the programme.  It is not a taught course and there are no exams or qualifications.  Instead you will learn from experience, your own and others, by sharing and reflecting and by putting your new-found skills into practice through workshops, a secondment and collaborative enquiry.

You will be encouraged to be curious, to question, to discuss and to write about cultural leadership.


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The Clore Leadership Programme is an initiative of the Clore Duffield Foundation