The Clore Leadership Programme based at Somerset House, London is the first initiative of its kind in the UK aimed at developing and strengthening leadership across the cultural and creative sectors.
The Programme was initiated in 2003 by the Clore Duffield Foundation, and is sustained by a partnership between private philanthropy and public funding. The Programme runs a choice of programmes tailored to the leadership needs of culture sector professionals at different stages of their career. Clore believes in investing in individuals, drawing on their creative potential to raise the game of the arts and creative sectors. From freelancers and entrepreneurs to heads of established institutions, the Clore Leadership Programme nurtures dynamic and diverse leaders.
In the last 14 years, over 360 Fellowships have been awarded and 1522 leaders have attended our Emerging and Short residential courses, enabling the participants to form a connected and well-networked cultural leadership community.
The Clore Leadership Programme has not only succeeded in creating a cadre of creative and cultural leaders, but has stimulated investment in leadership on the part of governments, agencies, foundations and charities. The Programme has inspired other initiatives in the UK and beyond, including amongst others the Clore Social Leadership Programme for leaders from the social sector, Asia’s first Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme in Hong Kong and a capacity-building course for arts managers in South Asia, created by a graduate of the Clore Programme.