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Clore Leadership joins the Hat District Creative Cluster

As it celebrates its 21st year, Clore Leadership charts a new phase in its evolution as it moves its headquarters office to Hat House, part of The Culture Trust Luton’s Hat District creative industry cluster, this Summer.

The move will enhance Clore Leadership’s vision for a society enriched by arts, culture, and creativity, affording the opportunity to join Luton’s vibrant creative industries cluster and deepen relationships with arts and cultural organisations across the UK from a new base outside of London.

The relocation is part of Arts Council England’s Transfer Programme, designed to increase the spread of National Portfolio Organisations and Investment Principles Support Organisations across the Country.

Clore Leadership will retain its valued links with Somerset House, its home for 21 years, by joining the dynamic Somerset House Exchange, one of London’s key cultural co-working spaces. It will also maintain a strong presence in the Tees Valley, where its place-based leadership programme is reaping valuable rewards and enhancing outcomes for cultural leaders.

We are thrilled to be joining a culturally rich area of the UK and look forward to working with the Culture Trust, Luton to make the most of the opportunities this will afford us.  Our new model provides a fantastic moment for the evolution of Clore Leadership, fostering further opportunities for innovation and collaboration, as well as meeting the contemporary need to provide more flexibility for employees.

Moira Sinclair, Chair of Clore Leadership and Chief Executive, Paul Hamlyn Foundation

In our 21st anniversary year, it is important to look to the future, anticipate and prepare for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. We are excited and energised to be taking up residency in Luton’s recently restored Creative Quarter, the Hat District and this new relationship with the Culture Trust, Luton reinforces the commitment of Clore Leadership to inspire and work with cultural leaders from across the UK and internationally, strengthening cultural leadership for current and future generations.”

Hilary Carty, Executive Director, Clore Leadership

We are absolutely delighted that Clore Leadership will be joining the Hat District creative industries cluster in the heart of Luton.  This inspirational organisation has become the go-to for those working in the creative and cultural sector who want to have a positive impact on society through great leadership of culture, we can’t wait to welcome to them!

Andrea Stark, Chair of the Board of the Culture Trust, Luton

Having completed the Clore Leadership programme myself I know first-hand the transformative effect it can have; what I learned helped me to apply for my job here today and enabled me to envision and complete the Hat District creative cluster in Luton.  So is with great excitement and awe that Hilary and her team have selected the Hat District for their new HQ. We can’t wait to welcome you all!

Marie Kirbyshaw, Chief Executive of the Culture Trust, Luton
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