Applications now open for Emerging Leaders and Leadership Pulse in Spring 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

Leadership Pulse 2021. Photo credit: Harry Elletson
What is the Emerging Leaders Course?

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. 

Emerging Leaders has been designed for individuals at an early stage in their career who aspire to lead. Typically Emerging Leaders course participants will have between 2-5 years’ experience in the cultural sector and will have had some experience of managing projects or people; are perhaps looking to take on an enhanced role and need to acquire new skills to be successful; and have undertaken some sector relevant skills development training.

What is the Leadership Pulse Course?

Leadership Pulse is a dynamic modular course for those seeking to sharpen their skills and knowledge in order to face head-on the challenges of 21st Century leadership. The course content is grounded in experiential learning and rich with real-life examples shared by experts from across the cultural and corporate sectors. Leadership Pulse provides essential professional and personal development for cultural leaders today.

Leadership Pulse offers time and space to process individual learning, with several weeks scheduled between each residential.  Each week is packed with tools, tips and new skills to take away and road test back in the workplace while they are still fresh in the mind. 

Dates and Information

Emerging Leaders Spring 2022 - Ashorne Hill (near Leamington Spa)

14 - 18 March 2022

Leadership Pulse Spring 2022 - Ashorne Hill (near Leamington Spa)

Module 1: 21- 25 March 2022
Module 2: 25 – 29 April 2022


A range of course fee bursaries are available targeted at eligible applicants from groups underrepresented in cultural leadership, as well as those working in specific artform or geographic areas. Details of available bursaries, as well as course fees are listed in our Emerging Leaders and Leadership Pulse courses webpages. 

How Do I Apply?

You can apply via our online application portal. If you have not created an account on our website, you will need to do this before you begin the application process. If for any reason you need to apply in an alternative format, please get in touch.

Please ensure you have read our Essential Information: Guide to Completing Your Course Application Online document before starting your application. 


Courses Q&As

Thinking of applying but have some questions? We recently hosted a Q&A session on Zoom, sharing some helpful tips and insights into the application process along with answering questions from applicants. Some of our alumni also shared their experiences. 

You can watch a recording of the Q&A session here, along with some notes from the session and also captions. If you require this video in British Sign Language (BSL) please get in touch

Fellowship 2022

Applications for the Fellowship 2022 (starting September 2022) will open later in Autumn 2021. To receive notification of when applications to the Fellowship go live, sign up to the Clore Leadership mailing list.