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About us Our Approach Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our aspiration is to achieve a rich, diverse and representative cultural sector.  Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to our ambition to be open and inclusive, creating accessible learning environments that support all our leaders to excel.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are observant of the Equality Act 2010, protected characteristics and unlawful discrimination. We are conversant and clear around definitions of disability and long term health conditions and the barriers that people face in accessing opportunity.

We support Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity and monitor the diversity of applicants to our programmes to assess our impact and reach and inform where we could do better. 

Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people, as well as D/deaf and disabled people are currently heavily underrepresented in leadership roles in the cultural sector in the UK. We welcome and encourage Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates to apply for all our programmes.

A Scoping Survey we commissioned indicated cost as a key barrier to disabled people accessing leadership training, therefore we set up a variety of schemes to encourage disabled people to put themselves forward for our programmes:

  1. Disabled Leaders Bursary: Waives course fees for D/deaf and Disabled leaders from England, requiring only travel coverage for our courses.
  1. Guaranteed Interview Scheme: Applies to our staff and Board roles, offering interviews to all D/deaf and disabled applicants meeting minimum criteria

Accessible Learning and Support

We endeavour to accommodate access requirements for our programme participants, offering support workers, British Sign Language interpreters, notetakers, and alternative format course materials on request.

We aim for our spaces to be inclusive, adapting our provision and training facilitators to respond to individual needs, ensuring everyone feels respected and comfortable.

Clore Leadership has worked with many D/deaf and Disabled Leaders and Fellows with wide-ranging access requirements. If you would like to talk to someone about their Clore Leadership experience, please get in touch and we will try and connect you. 

For access needs related to applications, alternative formats, additional support, or general enquiries, contact us at +44 (020) 7420 9430 or [email protected] during our office hours: Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 5.30 pm.


Leaders engaged through our programming each year


Of our programme participants are from global majority backgrounds


Leaders in the Clore Leadership Network