Thank you for taking part in the Clore Leadership Fellowship Residential. Your feedback is valuable to evaluate your experience, help us improve what we provide and how we provide it, and to help us understand the impact of the residential for you.  Please complete the following  questionnaire by 26th September. It should take 10-15 minutes to complete. 

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Due to the planned National Train Strike on Thursday 15th September affecting many UK services across the country and possibly London Underground. We’ve come up with some possible options for you and us, to be able to complete your Residential.

The schedule will run as detailed until Thursday 15th September, when the Clore Leadership team and facilitators will stay at Norton Park running the last day as planned. But we can offer you a choice, based on what you think best for your circumstance for the last day of content which is your WISDOM session and a crucial session to consolidate learning and plan for next steps.

Please have a think, and pick the best for you.

Clore Leadership announces 15 New Research Projects from Clore Fellows

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Clore Leadership is delighted to announce 15 new research projects co-funded by AHRC.

At the conclusion of each year’s Fellowship programme, Clore Leadership works with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to commission research from the most recent cohorts of Fellows. These research projects help inform Fellows’ own development as future leaders as well as making a valuable contribution to the wider understanding of strategic leadership issues and challenges.

This year, for the first time, we have opened the research opportunity to all previous Clore Leadership Fellows and in receiving an extraordinary number of proposals responding to the urgent and critical challenges facing the wider sector, the Clore Leadership Board were keen to support a greater number of projects that will have demonstrable public benefit to the UK.

Consequently, we are delighted to be able to announce 15 new research projects funded by AHRC and Clore Leadership. Fellows will undertake research this autumn, supported by academic supervisors from across the UK’s Higher Education sector.  We will be publishing final reports in spring 2023 and look forward to sharing their collective findings with the sector.

Topics explored across the research projects include:

Race & decolonisation: Research will include investigation on how communities are tackling the legacy of the historical injustices of colonialisation. Projects will also explore support networks that can be created for leaders from minoritised backgrounds through coaching and through bespoke programming delivered for black, Asian and ethnically diverse leaders.

Community building & creativity:  Examination of social & cultural exchange internationally with a focus on how community identity is created in the context of a planet connected through global communications networks.

Supporting freelance workers & artists: Projects that explore how best to support those working as independent practitioners across the arts sector including specific investigation of support structures and critical issues for producers, artists and those working in the museum sector.

Leadership development & transformation: Research into contemporary developments in cultural leadership including: Co-leadership as a model for enabling greater diversity; emotional intelligence in cultural workplaces; and leading during times of uncertainty. 

Environmental Responsibility: Seeking to better understand the relationship between culture and the sustainability agenda, assessing the impact of climate crisis on conservation and cultural heritage as well as how artists and cultural leaders can influence climate debate.

Jonathan Mayes, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Impact at Clore Leadership said: 
"We are pleased to be commissioning topical research from an unprecedented number of our Fellows. Now more than ever, it is vital that our arts & cultural leaders are well-positioned to respond to the critical issues of our time. We are therefore delighted to continue our partnership with the AHRC to support leaders as they dig deeper into these issues, exploring new ways of working, challenge preconceptions and contributing to a society that is enriched by arts, culture and creativity. The range of topics being explored is testament to the resourcefulness and insight of our Fellows and we greatly look forward to seeing the results of the research and sharing them with the sector.”

Dr Sue Carver, Head of Skills, Arts and Humanities Research Council said: 

“AHRC’s ongoing partnership with Clore Leadership continues to foster leadership capacity and development in the cultural and creative sector. The range and scope of the research projects that fellows will undertake is impressive and timely. We are pleased that the opportunity to conduct this research will enable fellows to extend their skills, insights, and networks, thereby enhancing their professional practice and activities, and supporting their ongoing development as leaders. We look forward to learning more about fellows’ research journeys and their development through our continued engagement with Clore Leadership.” 

Fellows undertaking the research are:
Julia Twomlow (2004 Fellow)
Kathleen Soriano (2004 Fellow)
Helga Henry (2008 Fellow)
Kate McGrath (2008 Fellow)
Laura Sillars (2008 Fellow)
Claire Antrobus (2009 Fellow)
Gaylene Gould (2009 Fellow)
Joshua Sofaer (2010 Fellow)
Sarah Stannage (2010 Fellow)
Sholeh Johnston (2016 Fellow)
Jonathan May (2018 Fellow)
Stephen Bennett (2019 Fellow)
Sona Datta (2019 Fellow)
Phil Sanger (2021 Fellow)
Dr Cecilia Wee (2021 Fellow)

Previous research commissioned by Clore Leadership (from Fellows and others in the sector) can be found on our website here.

We’re currently recruiting for a Projects Co-ordinator and an Administrator and Communications Executive, and we’ll be hosting an online Q&A session with two team members who work closely with these roles: Kate Atkinson, Head of Programmes and Rebecca Usher, Communications Manager. In this session we’ll be sharing more information about the roles, Clore Leadership and our work and you will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

If you are unable to join us, you can submit your questions in advance below and we will send a link to the recording after the event has passed.

This session will take place at 1pm – 2pm on Wednesday 31 August 2022. Sign up below and you’ll receive a link to join by 10am on 31 August.

Find out more about the roles here. 

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We look forward to welcoming you to the residential module for Leading Systemic Change. 

As part of our ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and to supporting all learners on our programmes we are committed to working towards creating an accessible and welcoming experience for those attending.

To do this well, we need as much information about you, your individual access, dietary requirements and any other needs as early as possible.  Then, working in consultation with you we will make our best efforts to consider and accommodate these where possible. 

If you need additional support to access your programme please take some time to consider what those needs are (E.g sign language interpretation, speech to text reporting (STTR), notetaking, audio description) and use this form to share those details with us. If necessary, we will get in touch with you to further discuss your specific requirements and explore together how these can best be supported.

As standard we design regular breaks into all our programming and structure sessions to break up them up. 

Any access or personal information you share with us will remain confidential and will only be shared with your permission with the team delivering and supporting your programme to ensure they are also aware of how they might meet your specific needs.

If you have any questions about or need additional support for your course onboarding process please email

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We look forward to welcoming you to your forthcoming Residential. 

As part of our ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and to supporting all learners on our programmes we are committed to working towards creating an accessible and welcoming experience for those attending, both online and in person.

To do this well, we need as much information about you, we already have your individual access & dietary requirements.

We ask you to provide some information about what inspires and motivates you. This is collated and shared with the rest of the cohort in advance of your course to help you get to know each other. 

Clore Leadership have prepared a Covid mitigation strategy in order to ensure your stay is safe and enjoyable and that you get the most out of your course. We will send you further details shortly but ask a few questions beforehand. 

If you have any questions about or need additional support for your please email

Thank you for applying for the Clore Leadership Programme. 

We feedback from those applying to our programmes about their experiences of the applications process and we review all feedback to inform future applications rounds and to help plan improvements to our approach and processes. 

All answers will be treated in the strictest confidence. You are able to include your name or remain anonymous as you prefer. 

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You have received a link to this evaluation survey if you participated in any Clore Leadership programmes between 2020 - 2022.  We are asking you to respond to this survey in addition to any evaluations you may have undertaken as it explores specific leadership competencies which are being investigated across all the Transforming Leadership programmes.

Transforming Leadership is an Arts Council England funding programme which has supported a number of projects across the past two years, including training provided by Clore Leadership. A New Direction are undertaking a global evaluation of all of the programmes funded through Transforming Leadership which is why we are now asking these specific questions. Anonymised responses to this survey will be shared with A New Direction who will then use the data to help compile a report to be published in early 2023.

Many thanks for taking the time to complete the following 15 questions. The survey should take around 6 minutes to complete. If you have any questions or would prefer to respond via a Word version of the survey please contact us at:

Deadline for completion: Wednesday 14th September, 2022

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Leadership Indicators: To what extent do you agree with the following statements? 


Leadership Characteristics 

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Welcome to Leading Systemic Change. 

We are keen to learn more about your role within your organisation and the change challenge(s) you are exploring.   The genesis of the programme is to provide a secure framework to build and apply change theories, and offer multiple opportunities to practice their application.  So, to get the most out of the programme, please identify an organisational change that you are currently working on or are planning to initiate in the immediate future.

Please do use your answers to these questions, alongside the reading material provided, to think consciously about change in your organisation, and how this relates to your overarching mission or purpose.

As part of our ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and to supporting all learners on our programmes we are committed to working towards creating an accessible and welcoming experience for those attending. To do this well, we will need as much information about your individual access needs as early as possible, which you can speak to in the final section of the form. 

If you have any questions, please email