Applications now open for the Clore Fellowship 2022


'There are no shortage of leadership or effective management courses available to those working in the arts, but none I’ve seen that are so sensitive, lean and investing as those run by Clore Leadership.' 
Employer of Clore Leader

What is the Clore Fellowship?

As the world changes, so do the needs of the sector – and the demands on cultural leaders. Our programme addresses the needs of cultural leaders today and for the future #MakeYourDifference

The Clore Fellowship is for leaders who have ambition and vision, and can show clearly how they might take their leadership to the next level. We are looking for leaders who are dynamic, strategic and collaborative; who possess a high degree of intellectual curiosity, creativity, integrity and emotional intelligence. You will be entrepreneurial and driven to making a difference in your organisation, community of practice, sector and/or society through culture.

This adaptive programme is for leaders from across the cultural sector who are poised to take on a significant leadership challenge, to make a step change in their leadership careers and the cultural sector: perhaps you are about to take on a major project or executive leadership role, or are ready to develop your organisation. Whether working independently or as part of an institution, you will be able to demonstrate your aptitude and appetite for effecting significant change.

We aim to increase the diversity of leaders in arts and culture and particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse leaders and D/deaf and disabled leaders, who are currently under-represented in the sector.

Dates and Information

AMENDED Residential Dates:

Residential 1 Norton Park, nr Winchester 6th September to the 15th September 2022

Skills Workshops, Wallace Space 16th January to the 18th January 2023

Intensive Whole Cohort project February 2023 (dates tbc)

Residential 2 Norton Park, nr Winchester 13th – 17th March 2023.

Costs and Finances

The Fellowship Programme is generously supported by a range of funding partners. We aim to remove the economic barriers to participation as much as possible and with the exception of self or employer-funded Fellowships, the cost of undertaking the Fellowship is fully funded. Find out more.

How Do I Apply?

Applications are now closed.

Find Out More Information

We recently hosted two Q&A sessions on Zoom, sharing some helpful tips and insights into the application process, including questions put to the team and some of our alumni.

These sessions are now closed but if you would like to watch the recording please contact

Clore Fellowship Applications 2022 – Q&A for employers of applicants

We recently held a Q&A targeted at employers who may be supporting employees to apply for the 2022 Clore Fellowship. This might include those working in HR roles, line managers or those with responsibility for professional development within your organisation:

Featured in the session:

  • Hear from members of the Clore Leadership team
  • find out more about the Fellowship scheme
  • hear more about how taking part may benefit your employee and your organisation
  • gain an understanding of how to best to support members of your team to apply to the Fellowship  

Please note this session is for employers and line managers only. If you would like a recording of the session, please contact

Clore Fellowship 2022 Application Timeline

Applications are now closed.

  • Applications open – Thursday 13 January 2022
  • Applications close – Noon Thursday 24 February 2022
  • Wc 21 March - Applicants informed of outcome
  • Fellowship interviews April and May 2022 (dates pending)
  • Notification of interview outcomes late May 2022