Clore Leadership and AHRC announce research funding


Clore Leadership have been working with The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) since 2004, to support professionals in the creative and cultural sector to undertake short research projects, as part of their Clore Fellowship. To date, the AHRC has supported 164 projects.

This year we offered research funding to our current Clore Fellows and the previous two Fellowship cohorts. The 2019/20 AHRC funding has been awarded for the following areas of research; 

2019/20 Fellows 

  • Sade Banks | Conditions for Producing Systemic Change in the Culture Sector. 
  • Stephen Bennett | A use for art and culture in policy?
  • Lucy Harvey | Collaborative Approaches to Integrating Contemporary Visual Arts Spaces into Urban Centres.
  • Esther Richardson | Who Am I and How Can I Manage and Support You? An exploration of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on performing arts leaders' self-concept, their well-being and their ability to manage the well-being of others.
  • Melissa Strauss | Democracy at the Top: Embedding community participation in Governance and strategic decision-making in museums and heritage.


Previous Fellows

  • Rishi Coupland | Examining the Process of Change-making within the Culture Sector with Applied Neuroscience frameworks.
  • Lindsey Dunbar | Leadership on the Edges: An analysis of cultural leadership on the peripheries of Scotland.
  • Nicola Naismith | Practising Well Conversations.
  • Adele Patrick | Radical Resilience: Feminist Leadership approaches to growing, seeding and sustaining cultural organisations.
  • Dr Fiona Wotton | Exploring Leadership in Developing Data Networks. 


You can find previous research from Clore Fellows, including from Rishi Coupland, Adele Patrick and Fiona Wotton as well as 2018/19 Fellows Suzie Cross and Hayley Williams-Hindle in the Research section of our Resources page. 

Find out more about the relationship between Clore Leadership and AHRC on their website.