Content of a Fellowship
We aim to develop your knowledge, skills, networks and attributes as a creative leader through bespoke courses, practical work-based experience, workshops, mentoring, coaching and other learning opportunities.
"Overall, I've learned a phenomenal amount - about a wide range of issues, about leadership and about myself - and most importantly I've developed the skills and confidence that will continue to enable me to learn into the future. So where I've got to today is not the end of the story - the Fellowship will continue to support my professional development long into the future." Claire Antrobus, Clore Fellow.
Fellows undertake most of their programme over a concentrated seven month period between January and July 2014, plus an introductory two-week residential leadership course which takes place in September 2013 and a week of bespoke workshops held in London in December 2013. For International Fellows, the programme is undertaken in a more concentrated period. Please see the International Fellowships section for further details.
Each Fellow will have a specially tailored programme of personal and professional development, focused on leadership, which will be designed in consultation with the Clore Leadership team. The structure of each Fellowship will depend on the needs of the individual and will include:
Two residential leadership courses, held between 23 September and 4 October 2013 and 23 June and 3 July 2014
Intensive workshops and other learning opportunities selected by the Fellow in discussion with the Clore Leadership team
- 360 Degree Profile, mentoring and coaching
- Three-month placement in a cultural organisation which is normally within the UK and very different from the Fellow's usual working environment, which will take place somewhere between January and July 2014
- Production of an original article about an aspect of leadership which the fellow has researched and which may be published to stimulate debate about leadership
- Option to submit a proposal for an in-depth 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 would be funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
- Opportunities to remain engaged with the Programme on completion of the Fellowship, for example through events, online networks and discussion, commissioned articles, the possibility of bidding for an annual travel bursary and participation in one and two-day "refresher" courses on leadership.
Each Fellow who receives a funded place will have access to a personal training budget up to a maximum of £7,500 to cover the cost of individually-selected courses, travel and accommodation expenses associated with their secondment or other elements of the Programme.
Throughout the Fellowship period, the Clore Leadership Programme will provide a number of mandatory development opportunities including the two fortnight-long residential leadership courses and intensive workshops with the rest of the cohort of Fellows, usually held in December and January, focusing on topics such as finance and fundraising; advocacy and communication skills; branding and public engagement; and governance and accountability.
You'll hear in June 2013 whether or not you've been successful in your application for a 2013/14 Fellowship. If you are, you'll take part in a residential leadership course, spread over two weeks from 23 September to 4 October 2013 and held near Sevenoaks in Kent. There'll be about 28 - 30 participants on the course - Fellows from the UK and abroad. It's essential you attend this course, because it lays the foundation for you to build and improve your leadership skills throughout the programme and will help you to get to know the other Fellows. You should plan to return to work after the course ends, from October to December, whilst we put in place the building blocks of your Fellowship. During this time, you'll meet with the Director and Fellowship Manager to decide on the ingredients of your Programme, including choosing your mentor, where your placement will be and what courses you want to do. You will be expected to submit your outline programme plan in October 2013 and attend a week of workshops in December 2013.
Most of the Fellowship takes place over a 7 month period, between January and July 2014, with an additional 2 weeks for the first residential leadership course in September 2013 and the week of workshops in December 2013. It is essential that you plan to dedicate this period of time to your Fellowship.
During the course of your programme you'll receive support and advice from the Clore Leadership team and a specially selected mentor. You'll also undertake a three month secondment - we'll agree with you the organisation which best suits your needs, interests and objectives. In addition there will be a range of learning opportunities available to you individually, as part of a small group, or the full cohort of Fellows.
Funded Fellows will have access to a personal training budget (up to £7,500) to cover the costs of courses, travel and accommodation expenses associated with their secondment or other elements of the Programme. You'll research and produce an article on an aspect of leadership.
You will also attend two mandatory intensive workshops in December 2013 and January 2014, each approximately 4 - 5 days in duration, followed by the second residential leadership course. This will take place from 23 June - 3 July 2014, and will be an opportunity for Fellows to share and reflect on their experiences during the programme. In addition, you may have access to coaching, either during your Fellowship or when you make the move from the programme back to work. When you've completed all the elements of the programme you also have the option of putting forward a proposal to undertake a 3 month research project, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
"The Programme is already changing the leadership of culture and in many ways changing the culture of leadership too. Clore Fellows are leading by example - leaders are less isolated, they learn from one another and give each other support, they collaborate creatively and strategically across what were at one time great divides between different art forms, sectors and professional hierarchies"
Sue Hoyle, Director, Clore Leadership Programme