Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme

Clore People


Clore Fellows, Contributors, Clore Mentors

Clore Fellows, Contributors, Clore Mentors

Sara Robinson

Sara loves to ask questions - of individuals and organisations - to get to the heart of what matters.

Her experience is in participatory and rural arts, governance, strategic and professional development. Beginning as a youth theatre director, she moved into project management in community arts, consultancy and research and then became Director of Ludlow Assembly Rooms for five years, before leaving to become one of the inaugural Clore Leadership Fellows.

She coaches people working in the cultural sector (including Clore Fellows), facilitates Board away days and residential leadership courses for the Clore Leadership Programme, and undertakes research and strategic development for a wide variety of cultural organisations. Recent clients include Royal Exchange Theatre, Cornerhouse and Library Theatre, National Theatre of Wales, North West Rural Arts Consortium, Phoenix Dance, Hartlepool Borough Council, People United, Northumberland Strategic Arts Forum. Sara lives in Yorkshire with her family of five and is the Chair of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.


Fellowship: Clore Fellowship
Type: General
Year: 2004


Region: United Kingdom
Role When Applying: Director of a rural arts centre
Funding partners: Arts Council England


Mentor to:
Nicol, Charlotte


Secondments: The Barbican with John Tusa

Dr Maria Balshaw
Clore Fellows
Clore Mentors

Dr Maria Balshaw
Director Manchester City Galleries and Whitworth Art Gallery



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