Clore Fellowship Applications


'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 make 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

Residential dates:

Residential 1: 11- 21 September 2023. Venue to be confirmed January 2023.

Skills Workshops: Wallace Space, London 22-24 January 2024

Climate Assembly: 6 February 2024 (online)

Residential 2: 18 – 22 March 2024. Venue to be confirmed January 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 to the Fellowship are made online via our applications portal. If you have never used our applications system before you will need to register for an account. Please make sure that you read the instructions on the application website carefully and that you save a draft of each section as you complete it.

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. You can watch recordings of these sessions below, including the transcript. 

Clore Leadership Fellowship Q&A Recording (with BSL interpretation)

Clore Leadership Fellowship Q&A Transcript

Are you interested in applying for Arts Council Ireland or Creative Scotland Fellowships? In both these sessions for applicants, we will be talking about applying for these Individual Fellowships.

Thursday 2 February 2023 9.30 – 10.30am for Arts Council Ireland Fellowship SIGN UP

Thursday 2 February 2023 11.30 – 12.30pm for Creative Scotland Fellowship SIGN UP

Clore Fellowship 2023 Application Timeline

Applications are closed. Please note applications received after this deadline will not be considered. 

  • Applications open - Thursday 12 January 2023
  • Applications close - Noon Thursday 23 February 2023 (late applications will not be considered)
  • Application assessment - end February – mid March 2023
  • Shortlisted applicants and unsuccessful applicants emailed with application outcome  - first week April 2023
  • Mid-April – Mid May 2023 - Fellowship interviews
  • Mid-June 2023 notification to candidates of interview outcomes