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Clore Fellowship 2024 – Applications are now open

New for 2024 are the Culture & Climate Leaders Fellowship, Curator Fellowship and Tees Valley Fellowship.

The Clore Fellowship is a programme of tailored leadership development for a cohort of exceptional leaders in the cultural sector. We award around 24 Fellowships each year to leaders in areas such as the visual and performing arts, museums, libraries, archives and heritage, film and digital media, and cultural policy and practice.

The Fellowship Programme is for leaders with ambition and vision who can show how they might take their leadership to the next level. The programme is learned through experience, not taught, and is grounded in contemporary leadership theories and approaches.

The closing date for stage 1 of applications is 12 noon, Thursday 8 February 2024

About the Fellowship

We’re looking for leaders who are:

  • Dynamic, strategic, and collaborative
  • Intellectually curious, creative, and possess emotional intelligence and integrity
  • Entrepreneurial and passionate about making a difference through culture
  • Ready to take on significant leadership challenges and effect change
  • Who are deeply reflective, able to ask themselves honest and searching questions

Whether working independently or as part of an institution, you should demonstrate an aptitude and appetite for effecting significant change.

We’re committed to increasing the diversity of leaders in arts and culture and particularly welcome applications from leaders from the global majority, and D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent leaders who are currently under-represented in the sector. We are hugely grateful that the strong support from a valued range of sector partners enables us to offer Fellowships targeting key development areas. 

Essential Information

The 2024 Fellowship runs September 2024 – May 2025. Each Fellowship content, shape, and timeline is unique to the individual Fellow but you will be expected to attend the following mandatory whole cohort activities:

  • Residential 1: Ashorne Hill, nr Leamington Spa, 16 – 25 September 2024
  • Skills Workshops: Wallace Space, 20 – 22 January 2025
  • Climate Assembly: Online, 6 February 2025
  • Residential 2: Ashorne Hill, nr Leamington Spa, 19 – 23 May 2024

How Do I Apply?

Our timeline for applications to the 2024 Clore Fellowship is: 

  • Stage 1: Applications Close: Thursday 8 February 2024
  • Stage 1: Decisions: Feb/March 2024
  • Stage 2: Applications Open: w/c 6 March 2024
  • Stage 2: Applications Close: 27 March 2024
  • Stage 2: Decisions/Invite to Interview: April 2024
  • Stage 3: Interviews: April – May 2024
  • Fellowship Decisions: June 2024

You can apply via our online application portal. You will be able to make your application in alternative formats (e.g. audio or video) in our portal.

If you have not created an account on our website, you will need to do this before you begin the application process.  Please ensure you have read our Clore Fellowship 2024 – Guide for Applicants document before starting your application. 

Fellowship Funding

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.

Access Support for Fellowship

If you require application support, need to apply in an alternative format or want to find out about our access offer for the programme please get in touch.  You can email [email protected] or call us on 0207 420 9430. If we can’t answer, leave us a message and we will get back to you.

Want to find out more?

You can catch our Zoom Q&A here

Themes Hard Skills Inclusive Leadership Practice Qualities of Leadership