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About us 21st Anniversary

21st Anniversary

2024 marks 21 years of Clore Leadership. Over 480 Fellows and 2,150 course alumni have taken part in the Clore Leadership programme since inception, with many working at the pinnacle of the arts, culture and heritage.

Back in 2003, Dame Vivien Duffield and the Clore Duffield Foundation, responded to the lack of pipeline for UK cultural leaders by creating the Clore Fellowship Programme, and have retained this investment in strengthening the leadership of culture in each of the 21 years of our existence.

Here Sally Bacon, former Director of the Foundation, shares the origin story charting the year of research, consultation and programme design that led to the announcement of the first cohort of Fellows in 2004.

Group of cultural leaders seated at a table in discussion at Battersea Arts Centre