Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme

Applications for the 2019/20 Clore Fellowships

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
29 November 2018

"At a critical time it gave me the required authentic conviction and confidence that  I needed to hone my decision making, communication and strategic planning. Only by taking the time to reflect was I able to understand what mattered to me and navigate the next stage into the future.” Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director & CEO, National Theatre of Scotland, Clore Fellow 

Applications for the Clore Fellowships 2019/20 Clore Fellowship are now closed. 

However if you're applying for the National Trust and BBC employer-supported Clore Fellowships the deadline is 12 noon on Thursday 13th December.


The Clore Fellowship is a tailored programme of leadership development. We aim to enrich and transform cultural practice and engagement through developing the individuals’ leadership capacity. It brings together some of the most creative and dynamic cultural leaders in the UK and beyond for a life-changing adventure - a professional and personal development experience unlike any other.

Through the Clore Fellowship, you will:

  • Focus on your leadership development for around 5 months whilst staying connected to your workplace
  • Participate in in-depth learning tailored to your individual needs, aspirations and circumstances.
  • Extend your knowledge and understanding of the wider cultural sector through dialogue, inquiry, study visits, conferences and meetings.
  • Increase your skills and leadership acumen through support from a mentor and a coach.
  • Benefit from a diverse peer group, connecting with highly experienced leaders, thinkers, entrepreneurs, artists, and extensive networks.
  • Give yourself the space and time to learn, reflect, and do.

The Clore Fellowship aims to inspire and equip leaders to have a positive impact on society through great leadership of culture. We believe leaders are change-makers. 

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. 

We actively encourage applications from people who are under-represented in cultural leadership such as BAME and/or disabled leaders and operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled leaders who meet the minimum criteria and are applying for the first time.

"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

Interested in applying? For further details download our Complete Guide to the 2019 Fellowships or go to our Clore Fellowship pages.

 If you're based in the London area, you can also join us for an Open Morning and talk to us and a few of our Fellows about the content of the programme and the application process in person. The Open Morning takes place 23 November at Somerset House, register here.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Thursday 29 November, 2018. 

However if you're applying for the National Trust and BBC employer supported Fellowships the deadline has now been extended to 12 noon on Thursday 13th December.


Watch this short film from last years' Fellowship Graduation:


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