Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme



What is the Clore Fellowship?


Applications for the 2019/20 Clore Fellowships are now closed. Applicants will be notified about interviews in mid February.

For full information download The Complete Guide to the Clore Fellowships 2019 or browse the Fellowship pages on the left.

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.

Each year, we award places to around 25 exceptional leaders from a range of specialisms across the cultural sector including the visual and performing arts, museums, libraries, archives and heritage, film and digital media, cultural policy and practice.

We provide a number of core activities and a loose framework to support your development as a cultural leader, which takes place between September and the following July.  

The Fellowship is self-guided, so you’ll need to be highly motivated and deeply curious. It is primarily experiential, underpinned by contemporary leadership theories. You’ll learn from the experiences of guest speakers and your peers, and gain insights about yourself from practical workshops and through your secondment, mentoring and coaching. You’ll extend your knowledge and understanding of the wider cultural sector through dialogue, inquiry, study visits, conferences and meetings, and increase your skills and acumen through courses and individual training as part of your unique development plan.

Clore Fellows come primarily from the UK and each year we offer a number of International Fellowships to exceptional individuals from prioritised countries outside of the UK, including Brazil, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Jordan, Mexico and South Africa. We work with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to identify the areas for priority. You can read more about our International Fellowships here.

The exact programming and topics covered change from year to year. Click here for some of the content areas we tend to cover.

Watch this short film from 2016/17 Clore Fellows' Graduation:


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