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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN | Applications close: Noon, Thursday 15 June 2023

What is Emerging Leaders?

Emerging Leaders is an intensive course providing the essential skills and tools required by cultural leaders in the early stages of their careers. Grounded in experiential learning and rich with real-life examples shared by experts from across the cultural and corporate sectors, Emerging Leaders provides professional and personal development for individuals who want to lead and make an impact within the cultural sector. 

When I took part in Clore, I was unsure of the direction I should be going professionally but it helped give me clarity and I am absolutely confident in saying that I would not be in the position I am in now if I had not taken part in Clore.
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Why choose Emerging Leaders?

Emerging Leaders has been designed for individuals at an early stage in their career who aspire to lead. Typically Emerging Leaders course participants will have between 2-5 years experience in the cultural sector and will have had some experience of managing projects or people, are perhaps looking to take on an enhanced role and need to acquire new skills to be successful and have undertaken some sector relevant skills development training.

If you have more than five years’ work experience and feel like you already have a solid foundation in leadership skills please see our Leadership Pulse Course which develops enhanced skills for leadership with an in-depth look at your personal and professional toolkit.

When and where will it take place?

We are offering two Emerging Leaders courses for Winter 23 - Ashorne Hill (near Leamington Spa)

  • Monday 6 - Friday 10 November 2023
  • Monday 20 - Friday 24 November 2023

In this application round, you have the flexibility to apply for one or both of the courses. If you are offered a place, you will be allocated a spot in one of your chosen weeks. However, please note that once your place has been offered, it will not be possible to switch to the other course date.


Applicants to Emerging Leaders need to be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • 2-5 years' experience in the cultural sector with some experience of initiating and/or managing projects and people
  • An ambition to lead, a sense of purpose and vision
  • A desire to better understand leadership
  • Self-awareness, reflective skills and an openness to learning 
  • A commitment to and passion for the cultural sector
  • Curiosity and desire to learn about the wider context of culture

Our courses are supported by Arts Council England and to be eligible for a subsidised place applicants must be:

  • Working in England (normally in the arts, museums and/or libraries sector)
  • Committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in England

Applicants outside the UK 

We do welcome applications to our courses from applicants based or working outside of the UK, but our unsubsidised course fee would apply and you should check your eligibility for any bursary you are applying for. Our course content is delivered in English and overseas course participants would be responsible for making their own travel arrangements and securing the visas neccessary to attend the course.  

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Clore Leadership will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation in the period up to the course dates.  Our residential planning incorporates the latest Government guidance as well as consideration of how best to ensure a safe and inclusive learning space for our cohorts and staff team. Your health wellbeing and quality of experience while on your residential is paramount to us. Full details of the Covid safe guidelines in place for the residential will be provided to you in advance of your residential. 

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