Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme

Applications for Clore Fellowships 2018/19 are now open

Are you an exceptional arts and culture leader with the potential and desire to drive significant change? Are you passionate about building an innovative and resilient cultural sector?

This item was last updated on
18 December 2017

"This has been an utterly transformative experience for me. I feel much more confident, knowledgeable and self-assured. I don’t remember feeling this buoyant, charged up and ready for action. Everything I have discovered will be used to make a difference- this investment will go way beyond me. As well as wanting to be a champion for dance, I want to make it a better industry for everyone who works in it."
Anthony Missen, Company Chameleon, Clore Fellow 16/17

Applications for the 2018/19 Clore Fellowships are now open and will close on Monday 29 January.


The Clore Fellowship is a unique programme of cultural leadership development that seeks to enrich and transform cultural practice and engagement. It brings together some of the most creative and dynamic cultural leaders in the UK and beyond for a life-changing adventure - it is a professional and personal learning experience unlike any other. The Fellowship will support you to be the leader you have the potential to be, through in-depth learning tailored to your individual needs, aspirations and circumstances.

Give yourself the space and time to learn, reflect, and do.
Clore Fellows focus primarily on their leadership development for seven months whilst staying connected to their workplace. You benefit from a diverse peer group, access to highly experienced leaders, thinkers, entrepreneurs, artists, experts and extensive networks.

This is a learnt not a taught programme.
It is action-orientated and practical. It is intellectually rigorous, intensive and challenging. It is self-guided so you'll need to be highly motivated and deeply curious. You'll extend your knowledge and understanding of the wider cultural sector through dialogue, inquiry, study visits, conferences and meetings, and increase your skills and leadership acumen through support from a mentor and a coach. You will participate in individual training as part of your unique development plan. 

The Clore Leadership Programme believes
that leaders are change-makers.

They are defined by their behaviours and values, their decisions and actions. We welcome applications from leaders in all parts of the cultural community: from artists through to entrepreneurs and managers, from freelancers to those working in large institutions, from rural to metropolitan.

"It’s hard to express the power of my Fellowship year. I’m a woman born with a disability in the 70s, when the societal focus to conform, to “not be different” was immense. The time to reflect that my very difference is an asset, shaping the person I am, the way I see the world and wish it be, has had a profound and energising impact.”  

Caroline Alton, BBC, Clore Fellow 16/17

This year’s Clore Fellows come from all over the United Kingdom and as far afield as Brazil, India, Jordan, Hong Kong and Mexico.

We actively encourage applications from people who are under-represented in cultural leadership such as BAME and/or disabled leaders. 

The Fellowship Programme is generously supported by a range of funding partners. We aim to remove the economic barriers to participation as much as possible and most Fellowships are fully funded.

The deadline for all applications is 12 noon, Monday 29 January, 2018.

Interested? For further details on the structure, eligibility, appliction process and range of Fellowships available download our Complete Guide to the 2018 Fellowships or visit our Clore Fellowship pages.

Watch this short film from the 2016/17 Fellows' Graduation:



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