Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme



Emerging Leaders


"It has been a much deeper experience that I expected. I have learned so much about inner strength and resilience and staying true to my core values and beliefs. It has been inspiring to be surrounded by such talented and brilliant peers, and to hear from established and successful leaders."


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What is Clore Emerging Leaders?

Clore Emerging Leaders is an intensive course providing the essential skills and tools required by cultural leaders in the early stages of their careers. Grounded in experiential learning and rich with real life examples shared by experts from across the cultural and corporate sectors, Emerging Leaders provides professional and personal development for individuals who want to lead and make an impact within the cultural sector.

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Why choose Clore Emerging Leaders?

Emerging Leaders has been designed for individuals at an early stage in their career who aspire to lead; to make a difference to the cultural sector and the world at large. It enables participants to build a strong foundation of essential skills and tools required by cultural leaders today.

Real life examples shared by experts from across the cultural sector provide the opportunity to learn about what it really takes to be a leader today and explore and discuss difference in style and approach.

A three year Independent research report from ResearchBase has shown us that there are long term benefits and changes to be gained by attending our programmes. Former participants across our courses have demonstrated improved influence at both a strategic and management level. Participants have also shared the knowledge with their organisations and teams maximising the impact in the sector.

All the participants will join a large and diverse network of inspiring Clore Leaders from across the sector. If you have more than five years’ work experience and feel like you already have a solid foundation in leadership skills please see our complete guide to Clore Leadership Short Courses. The Clore Leadership Short Course and our new pilot course Clore Leadership Pulse develop enhanced skills for leadership with an in depth look at your personal and professional toolkit.

Who is eligible to apply for the Emerging Leaders Course?

We are looking for a diverse range of participants who will bring a breadth of experiences to the course and animate the group learning. Across all our programmes, we are not looking for fully formed leaders, but instead individuals who can demonstrate:

  • An ambition to lead, a sense of purpose and vision
  • A desire to better understand leadership
  • Self-awareness, authenticity and openness to learning
  • A commitment to and passion for the cultural sector
  • A curiosity as to the wider context of culture

Our courses are supported by Arts Council England and to be eligible for a subsidised place applicants must be:

  • Working in England (normally in the arts, museums and/or libraries sector)
  • Committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in England
  • Have between 2 – 5 years’ experience in the cultural sector and have some experience of initiating and/or managing projects.

Wellcome Trust supported places are available for leaders working within Arts in Health. To be eligible for a Wellcome Trust supported place you must be:

  • Working in England with a track record of engaging the public with science, health or wellbeing.

How do I apply?

Application is via an online form accessed here:

Information about eligibility and the selection process can be found on the Applying for the Emerging Leaders page.


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