Applications for 2012/13 Fellowships
Deadline: 24 February 2012
Application fee: None
Since 2004, the Clore Leadership Programme has awarded over 200 Fellowships to outstanding individuals from across the cultural sector. Fellows come from diverse backgrounds, they may be working freelance or within organisations, both large and small, in areas ranging from archives to theatre production, and including visual and performing arts, film and digital media, heritage, creative industries, museums, libraries and cultural policy.
The Fellowship Programme aims to shape emerging creative leaders through in-depth learning, tailored as far as possible to the needs, aspirations and circumstances of about 25 individuals a year. The structure of the programme includes residential courses, an extended placement, individually-selected training, mentoring and coaching. Fellows have unparalleled access to senior cultural leaders and to extensive networks.
Fellows are selected from across the UK, Ireland and beyond. International Fellows in previous years have been from Canada, China, Egypt, Hungary, India, Iran, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
The impact of the Programme has been wide-ranging and Fellows have found many different contexts in which to be leaders. Some, for example, have gone on to take significant leadership roles within organisations, heading up museums, theatres, orchestras and library services; some have returned to their jobs with renewed confidence, more extensive networks and advanced skills. Some Fellows are working independently, and are actively engaged in creative activity, whilst others have set up ground-breaking new charities or independent businesses. Many Fellows are members of the Boards of cultural organisations, they are advocates for their sector and are influencing thinking about culture.
"This has given me immense confidence and self belief to forge ahead with my ideas; to lead, take a few risks, not to be afraid to ask and to have conviction in myself and my ideas."
Subnum Hariff, Partnership and Access Manager for Bolton's Libraries, Museums, Archives and Arts (LMAA) and Cultural Lead for Bolton's Building Schools for the Future Programme, 2008/09 Fellow