All Fellowships (with the exception of the International ones) follow the same basic structure and have bespoke elements. In order to attract the most diverse range of applicants, the Fellowships are supported by a range of different funders and as such have a particular recruitment focus. You can apply for up to three Fellowships providing you meet both the minimum eligibility criteria and the specialist Fellowship criteria below.
OPEN FELLOWSHIPS supported by Arts Council England
These Fellowships are open to candidates from a wide range of cultural activity who live and work in England and who are committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in England.
ART FUND CURATOR FELLOWSHIP supported by Art Fund
The aim of this Fellowship is to support curators working with public collections and outside of the commercial environment who are committed to developing as a cultural leader.
This Fellowship prioritises individuals working with/for:
• UK museums/galleries with permanent collections;
• UK museums/galleries which are regional and/or run by local authorities, universities, or have independent Trust status.
Those wishing to apply should be employed by/linked to organisations which are accredited by the Arts Council and/or have charitable status to be eligible.
DANCE FELLOWSHIP supported by The Linbury Trust and Dancers' Career Development
The Dance Fellowship is open to anyone who has worked as a dance artist in the UK for a total of at least 5 years, as a dancer and who is committed to developing as a cultural leader.
FELLOWS’ FELLOWSHIP supported by a group of Clore Fellows and the Clore Leadership Programme
The Fellows’ Fellowship is for arts and culture professionals from the UK or Ireland who are leading in the exploration of global environmental change through combining perspectives from the arts, culture and the social and natural sciences.
HERITAGE FELLOWSHIP supported by Heritage Lottery Fund
This Fellowship is open to candidates who want to optimise their leadership potential as a leader in the heritage sector in the UK.
JEROME HYNES FELLOWSHIP supported by Arts Council of Ireland
This Fellowship is open to candidates who live and work in Ireland and who are committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in Ireland.
MUSIC EDUCATION HUBS FELLOWSHIP supported by Arts Council England
These Fellowships are open to candidates working within Music Education Hubs in England and who have the potential to take on a significant leadership role within music education hubs.
THEATRE FELLOWSHIPS supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation
For candidates with the potential to develop as a leader in theatre in the UK.
WELLCOME FELLOWSHIP supported by the Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust Clore Fellowship is for arts and culture professionals from the UK or Ireland whose practice explores health and wellbeing through combining perspectives from the arts, humanities and social and medical sciences and who are committed to developing as a cultural leader.
Employer- Supported Fellowships
BBC FELLOWSHIP supported by the BBC
This Fellowship is open to BAME and/or disabled leaders who are currently employed by the BBC, and who are working at Grade 9 or Grade 10.
NATIONAL TRUST FELLOWSHIP supported by the National Trust
This Fellowship is open to employees of the National Trust who want to develop as a leader.
SELF-FUNDED & EMPLOYER FELLOWSHIPS
If you are not eligible for any of the Fellowships above, you may choose to apply for a Self-Funded Fellowship. If you are successful and are offered a place, you would need to have funds available to cover the full costs of your participation in the Programme. If successful, we will contact you to discuss the cost in more detail.
If, as an employer, you’d like to fund a Fellowship for an employee, please get in touch with us in advance of their application. Applicants will be assessed in the same way as all other applicants for the Fellowship Programme.
As with all the Fellowships, applicants must be able to demonstrate eligibility, ambition and meet most or all of the attributes listed in Looking for Leaders on our website. Depending on the size of the cohort it is not always possible to include additional Fellowships.
International Fellowships are funded through the Chevening Programme and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and have a different recruitment timeline and application process. Visit International Fellowships for further details.