2012/13 Fellows Announced
2012/13 Fellows Announced
Five new cultural consortia support Clore Leadership Programme in 2012/13
14 major cultural organisations in the UK have shown their commitment to leadership development by joining together to support Fellowships on the Clore Leadership Programme. The 5 Consortia-supported Fellows from Archives, Heritage, Museums and the Performing Arts will begin the programme in September, alongside 18 other Fellows from the UK and 6 International Fellows from Hong Kong, India and Jordan.
The National Archives have taken the lead in developing two Consortia, one with the British Library and the London Metropolitan Archives, City of London and a second grouping with the National Records of Scotland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Oliver Morley, Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, said: "Nurturing the skills and talent of our sector is a key responsibility we share with all our consortia partners. Clore underpins our joint ambitions for the next generation of sector leaders and we are delighted to offer our support."
For the second year running, there will be a Museums Consortium Fellow on the programme, supported by the British Museum, Imperial War Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Rachel Knight, Head of Exhibitions at IWM North in Manchester, and the successful recipient of the Fellowship in 2011/12 said: "For me, the experience has been energising, building confidence and the self-belief to move ahead with my ideas."
Other Consortia-supported Fellowships this year are in Heritage (through a partnership between English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Trust), and the Performing Arts, where the Barbican Centre, National Theatre and the Royal Opera House have joined forces.
This commitment from major cultural organisations indicates the level of co-operation across institutions and their recognition of the importance of investing in tomorrow's leaders. Including the 14 consortium members, a total of 28 partners have come together to fund this year's Fellowships, including the Clore Duffield Foundation, Creative Scotland and the Arts Councils of England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Sir John Tusa, Chair of the Clore Leadership Programme, said: "The need for great cultural leadership continues; the talent to provide it is there; the readiness to fund it from private and public sources is as strong as ever. It all adds up to a major joint and united enterprise!"
For the Clore Leadership Programme, there is no single model of successful leadership: the Programme invests in talented individuals in order to raise the game of the whole cultural sector. Clore Fellows lead in their own way - many have gone on to take significant leadership roles within organisations or are heading up museums, theatres, dance companies, orchestras and library services; some are working independently; and others have set up ground-breaking new charities or businesses. Clore Fellows are game-changers, advocates for their sector and are influencing new thinking about culture and society.
"Clore was a life changing experience for me. I am producing an Unlimited commission that opens the sailing events of London 2012 and I have gone into this challenge renewed. I am stronger, more resilient, and more open. Clore has taught me to think big, aim high and to be true to myself. "
Claire Hodgson, 2011/12 Fellow and CEO of Diverse City
The major funding partners for the Clore Leadership Programme in 2012/13 are: the Clore Duffield Foundation; Arts Council England; Arts Council of Northern Ireland; Arts Council of Wales; Arts and Humanities Research Council; Creative Scotland; Dancers' Career Development; the Foreign and Commonwealth Office through the Association of Commonwealth Universities; Gatsby Charitable Foundation; Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region through the Hong Kong Arts Development Council; the Linbury Trust; National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA); Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.
The Consortia Fellowships are supported by the following: Archives Consortium Fellowship - National Archives, British Library, London Metropolitan Archives, City of London; National Archive Institutions Consortium Fellowship - National Archives, National Records of Scotland, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland; Heritage Consortium Fellowship - English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, National Trust; Museums Consortium Fellowship - the British Museum, Imperial War Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum; Performing Arts Consortium Fellowship - the Barbican Centre, National Theatre and Royal Opera House.
Fellowships on the Clore Leadership Programme in 2012/13 have been awarded to:
Archives Consortium Fellowship supported by the National Archives, British Library and London Metropolitan Archives, City of London.
Lives in London. Currently Head of English and Drama, British Library. Previously Head of Modern Literary Manuscripts and Archives and Curator, British Library. Jamie currently serves as an Independent Governor, De Montfort University and is a member of the working group for UK Literary Heritage. His previous non-executive roles include Trustee, Sheffield Theatres Trust and Sheffield Theatres Crucible Trust.
National Archive Institutions Consortium Fellowship supported by the National Archives, National Records of Scotland and Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Lives in London. Currently Head of Editorial Team, The National Archives. Previously Search Editor and Researcher, The National Archives; Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University and the University of Oxford.
Heritage Consortium Fellowship supported by English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund and National Trust
Lives in Cardiff. Development Manager, Heritage Lottery Fund. Previously Funding Officer at Vision 21; Fundraising Officer, Hijinx Theatre and freelance Arts Administrator for St Donat's Arts Centre, Gillian Clench International Artists Management and Vale of Glamorgan Festival.
Museums Consortium Fellowship supported by the British Museum, Imperial War Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
Lives in Hertfordshire. Currently Head of London and National Programmes, British Museum. Previously Head of London Programmes and Curator, British Museum and Education Manager of World Vision UK. Non-executive roles include Chair of the Sharing Expertise Group, a group formed to encourage people who work in museums and galleries to share their knowledge and expertise for wider engagement and benefit; Board Member of the Museums Association, ICOM UK (Committee of the International Council of Museums) and London Museums Group.
Performing Arts Consortium Fellowship supported by the Barbican Centre, National Theatre and Royal Opera House
Lives in London. Currently Stage Manager for the Royal Opera House. Project Manager for the ROH's production of ‘Beloved Friend' at the Abu Dhabi Festival and at Buckingham Palace. Previously Deputy Stage Manager for Royal Opera House; and Company and Stage Management for companies including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, European Union Opera and Grange Park Opera.
General Fellowships supported by Arts Council England
Lives in London. Creative Director and Founder of Icon Dance Ltd, which produces bespoke classical and contemporary dance for the commercial sector. Previously dancer and choreographer with Rambert Dance Company and dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet.
Lives in Cumbria. Co-founder and Co-Director of Signal Film and Media, an award-winning participatory film and digital media organisation based in Cumbria. Kerry is a trained journalist and a freelance producer for film and television. Winner of Institute of Directors/Daily Mail 'Enterprising Young Brit' Award 2010. Non-executive roles include Board Member for Culture Cumbria, Cumbria Cultural Skills Partnership and Creative Studios Cumbria, heading up a £2m creative industries centre development in one of the most deprived areas of the UK.
Lives in Slough. Founder and Managing Director of Resource Productions Ltd, a social enterprise media company which works predominantly with young people and the community. Dominique also lectures in Video Production at the University of West London. Until recently she was Chair of the Board of Trustees of Slough Museum.
Lives in Coventry. Associate Director at Belgrade Theatre with responsibility for Community & Education. Previously a freelance Theatre Practitioner, Writer, Director and Consultant for a range of organisations internationally and Culture Officer at the Ministry of Education & Community Development, Suriname.
Lives in London. Founder and Director of the Bloomsbury Festival. Roma also runs Hidden Cities, a cultural producing company and is a director of Seasider, a national campaign to change perceptions of the British seaside amongst young urban audiences. Previously a freelance project manager and consultant for a diverse range of organisations, including Allied London Ltd and the Young Vic; she has also worked with Steven Berkoff and the Anna Scher Theatre.
Lives in London. A freelance artist, whose work encompasses directing, writing, training and performance. Jamie is currently a Senior Associate with Diverse City, a social enterprise working in the performing arts and also Associate Artist of the Graeae Theatre Company. Previous roles have included Diversity Officer, Arts Council England and editor of ‘Disability Arts London' magazine. He has worked for a range of organisations in various capacities including the Independent Theatre Council, London Metropolitan University and Transport for London.
Artist Fellowship supported by Arts Council England
Lives in London. Participation Producer (Festival of the World) Southbank Centre and Founder of Pirate Technics, a company of artists and engineers. Alex creates large scale public art and spectacle for festivals and urban environments including pieces such as the giant straw ‘Urban Fox' as seen crouching on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. Previously Managing Director of the Hub Islington, an incubator for social entrepreneurs.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland Fellowship supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Lives in Dundrum, Northern Ireland. Arts Officer for Down District Council. Previous employment includes operational management of Ormeau Baths Gallery. Additional current roles include Board Member for the Northern Irish Theatre Association and Vice Chair of Replay Theatre Company. Previously a Member of the Northern Irish Committee for Voluntary Arts Ireland.
Arts Council of Wales Fellowship supported by the Arts Council of Wales
Lives in Cardiff. Freelance Theatre Director and former Creative Associate of National Theatre Wales. Catherine specialises in directing and devising theatre for diverse audiences and leading community engagement projects. She was a founding member of the strategic team of National Theatre Wales. Previous roles include directing and project management of participation and learning projects for a range of organisations including Contact Theatre, Manchester; Lyric, Hammersmith; Octagon, Bolton and Machynlleth Comedy Festival.
Creative Scotland Fellowship supported by Creative Scotland
Lives in Edinburgh. Projects Manager, Arts and Business Scotland and Festival
Co-ordinator, Knockengorroch CIC, the first ‘boutique' music festival in Scotland. Previously Marketing and Development Assistant, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Publicity Officer, Edinburgh Mela and Marketing Officer ‘Out of the Blue', Edinburgh.
Dance Fellowship supported by Dancers' Career Development and the Linbury Trust
Lives in Gateshead. Artistic Director of the Gateway Studio Project, and freelance choreographer and lecturer. Previous roles include; Regional Development Manager for Dance City; Co-Director of Artists in Motion; Youth Dance Academy Director, Tees Valley Dance Middlesbrough. Martin has also worked internationally as a professional Dancer, Choreographer and Director with Phoenix Dance Theatre, UK; Nye Carte Blanche, Norway and various other companies.
Learning Fellowship supported by the Clore Duffield Foundation
Lives in London. Ballet Education Manager at the Royal Opera House and Co-Chair of the UK Dance Educators Group. Previous employment includes Family Performances Coordinator at the Royal Opera House; Learning and Communications Officer and also Marketing and Publications Officer, Royal Academy of Dance; and Performer and Rehearsal Director, ‘Three-Fortyone Dances' an independent dance company based in London.
Museums Fellowship supported by Arts Council England
Lives in Hertfordshire. Head of Learning and Volunteers, British Museum. Previously Head of Learning Programmes, British Museum; Principal Learning Officer, Tyne and Wear Museums; Education Officer, South Shields Museum and Arbeia Roman Fort, Tyne and Wear Museums; and Education Officer, Sussex Archaeological Society.
Cultural Innovation Fellowship supported by Nesta
Lives in Birmingham. Freelance Film Maker & Digital Media Creative working within the public and commercial sectors. Recent clients include Carillion, EMCOR, Birmingham City Council and Bright Space, working as a Creative Agent, responsible for initiating creative learning projects in multiple schools. Previous clients include Town Hall and Symphony Hall Birmingham, Creativity Culture and Education (CCE) Sampad and Arts Council West Midlands.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Fellowship in Arts Participation and Engagement supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Lives in Birmingham. Joint Artistic Director and CEO of Fierce Festival Ltd. Previously Theatre Producer at the Battersea Arts Centre and Project Manager at Greenwich + Docklands International Festival and at Lake of Stars International Music Festival (Malawi).
Theatre Fellowships supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Lives in Yorkshire. Artistic Director at Sheffield Theatres. A Performer and Director working both nationally and internationally, Daniel has worked with the RSC, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Royal Court Theatre amongst others.
Lives in London. Associate Producer, Mark Rubinstein Ltd. Despina has worked on a range of commercial theatre productions with Ambassador Theatre Group, Act Productions Ltd, and with the Young Vic theatre, making work both in the UK and abroad. She was previously Corporate Development Co-ordinator at the Almeida Theatre and a Project Manager for Tête-à-Tête opera company.
Wellcome Trust Fellowship supported by the Wellcome Trust
Lives in Richmond. Freelance theatre practitioner, project manager and researcher. Currently Programme Leader for Creative Junction, a CIC based in the South East focusing on Olympic and Paralympic cultural projects. In addition, Rachel is a member of an evaluation team at Royal Holloway University of London, working with Age Exchange on arts and dementia projects. Previous roles have included Project Leader for Attic Theatre Company's young refugees programme, Creative Development Officer for Oldham Coliseum and applied arts worker for organisations such as the Lyric Hammersmith, Angel Shed, Putney Arts Theatre, Realeyes Theatre and Creative Partnerships, among others.
International Chevening Scholarships
Lives in Chennai. Founder and Director of Theatre Y. He is also an actor, writer and trainer. Yog has worked internationally with clients such as the British Council, the United Nations and various colleges and schools in India. His work focuses on theatre training with children and he is passionate about mainstreaming theatre into education, as a tool for social awareness and development.
Lives in Mumbai. Programme Officer, Media, Art and Culture at the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Allied Trusts, Mumbai. Niyati's role involves identifying and leading projects for cultural development and building innovative collaboration across India's art and cultural sector. Her previous body of work includes research, writing and designing for book projects, documentaries and e-learning.
Lives in Amman. Executive Director of the Hakaya Festival of storytelling and performance. Toleen also works across the sector as a freelance Curator and Producer, programming events in the fields of visual arts, music and performance.
Lives in Amman. Artistic and Executive Director of Aat Network, Lana is an award winning playwright and international performing artist. She is the co-founder of the Aat Network aimed at raising awareness of women's and gender issues through creative self expression and holds an annual theatre festival celebrating international women's day. With a research background in Psychology, Consciousness, and Dreams, she also writes articles and designs workshops.
Hong Kong International Scholarships
Chan Yee Man (Clementine)
Lives in Hong Kong. Managing Director of the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), Hong Kong. In addition to producing professional Chinese contemporary dance, CCDC also runs a dance centre and umbrella organisation which supports local creative talent. Clementine has a background in arts management and marketing. She is also an exhibiting painter.
Lin Mei Kiu (Ivy)
Lives in Hong Kong. Curator at the Art Promotion Office. Previously Curator (Modern Art) at the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Lecturer in Arts Management and Curatorial and Museum Studies at Shantou University and the City University of Hong Kong.