Application and Selection

Clore 18/19 Fellows at their Residential Course
Fellowship Application and Selection

Applications are closed.

  • We are unable to consider late or incomplete applications.
  • We have one intake of approximately 21 Fellows per year.

Selection Process

The Fellowship is a considerable investment in each individual on behalf of our funders, and we want to select the very best leaders at the right moment in their career. It is a competitive and rigorous process and we have taken every care to make the application and selection process as thorough, transparent and fair as possible.

Application and Assessment

  • Each written application is initially assessed anonymously by two independent assessors using both scores and comments. They include a diverse range of experienced professionals from the culture sector as well as alumni of the programme.
  • Assessors make a recommendation as to whether the applicants should be shortlisted for interview. An internal moderation makes the final decision regarding those invited to interview.
  • We much regret that, due to the large volume of applications, it is not possible to offer feedback applicants who are unsuccessful at this stage.

Interview and Decision

  • The interviews take place over 8 days between Wednesday 2 December and Monday 14 December 2020.
  • The interview will take place online, usually the interview panel will comprise of the Executive Director and Head of Programmes, funders and sector leaders.

We regularly revisit the application process and seek feedback from external assessment specialists. It is the policy of the Clore Leadership that any interests in, or connections with particular cultural institutions held by members of the Board and staff are declared, and where a conflict of interest is or may be perceived, those individuals take no part in any decisions relating to those organisations or their employees. 

We ensure a diverse group of experienced leaders are involved across our assessment and selection process. This includes Black, Asian and ethnically diverse leaders, D/deaf and disabled leaders and/or those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. Assessors understand our ambitions around equality, diversity and inclusion.

For me the Fellowship has been life changing in many ways. It has changed my pace, addressed my frustrations and given me both confidence and a sense of value. My leadership is now focused, determined and strategic.
Karen O'Neill
Clore Fellow 17/18