Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme



Types of Fellowships Available in 2019/20


APPLICATIONS FOR CLORE FELLOWSHIPS 2019/20 ARE NOW CLOSED except for BBC and National Trust employer-supported Fellowships which close at 12 noon on Thursday 12 December.

The Fellowships are supported by a range of different funders and as such have a particular recruitment focus in order to address the diverse needs of the sector. You can apply for up to three Fellowships providing you meet both the minimum eligibility criteria and the specialist Fellowship criteria below.

OPEN FELLOWSHIP supported by Arts Council England

These Fellowships are open to candidates who live and work in England. Applicants may be working within an arts organisation, museum or library, or as an independent creative practitioner. We particularly welcome applications from d/Deaf and disabled people, those from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and from people working outside of London.

Applicants must be working in a cultural discipline supported by Arts Council England.   


The aim of this Fellowship is to support curators working outside of London who are committed to developing as a cultural leader.

This Fellowship prioritises individuals working with/for:

  • UK museums/galleries with permanent collections;
  • UK museums/galleries which are regional and/or run by local authorities, universities, or have independent trust status;

Art Fund welcomes applications from those working across all collection types. Applicants should be employed by organisations which have charitable status and are outside of the commercial environment.

DANCE FELLOWSHIP supported by The Linbury Trust and Dancers' Career Development

The Dance Fellowship is open to anyone who has worked as a professional dancer for 8 years, 5 of those years spent in the UK, and who is committed to developing as a cultural leader.

HERITAGE FELLOWSHIP supported by Heritage Lottery Fund

This Fellowship is open to candidates who want to optimise their leadership potential as a leader in the heritage sector in the UK.

MUSIC EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP supported by Arts Council England

These Fellowships are open to candidates working within Music Education in England and who have the potential to take on a significant leadership role within music education, in particular working in or with Music Education Hubs.

JEROME HYNES FELLOWSHIP supported by Arts Council of Ireland

This Fellowship is open to candidates who live and work in Ireland and who are committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in Ireland.

THEATRE FELLOWSHIPS supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation

For candidates with the potential to develop as a leader in theatre in the UK.

VISUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP supported by a-n The Artists Information Company

The Clore Visual Artist Fellowship, supported by a-n The Artists Information Company, is open to professional visual artists in the UK, who are looking to develop as leaders in the cultural sector. This Fellowship is for artists working within fine art, applied art, live arts and moving image, sound and text-based practices, digital and animation, participatory, public and community arts.

WELLCOME FELLOWSHIP – supported by the Wellcome Trust

For artists and culture professionals from the UK and Ireland who are committed to developing as a cultural leader and whose practice challenges the way we think and feel about health by combining perspectives from the arts and one of the following areas:

  • social sciences
  • history of medicine
  • health research

Employer-Supported Fellowships

BBC FELLOWSHIP supported by the BBC

This Fellowship is open to employees of the BBC who are looking to make a step change in their career and aspire to be part of the BBC senior leadership community.  Appointments to this Fellowship will reflect the BBC’s commitment to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.

NATIONAL TRUST FELLOWSHIP supported by the National Trust

This Fellowship is open to experienced employees of the National Trust who are looking to make a step change in their leadership career and aspire to more senior roles within the heritage sector.  


If you are not eligible for any of the Fellowships above, you may choose to apply for a Self-Funded or Employer-supported Fellowship. If you are successful and are offered a place, you would need to have funds available to cover the full costs of your participation in the Programme. If successful, we will contact you to discuss the cost in more detail. More information can be found here.


We believe in the value of a richly diverse cultural sector, a sector where difference is celebrated and individual potential is nurtured. We are committed to being open and accessible, and want to make sure that the opportunities we provide are accessible to a wide range of talented individuals with leadership potential. Disabled people are currently underrepresented in leadership roles in the cultural sector in the UK and therefore we actively encourage applications from disabled candidates. We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the Fellowships, who are applying for the first time, and who demonstrate the attributes we look for in potential leaders, as detailed on our website under Programmes/Looking for Leaders. Candidates looking to apply under the scheme should select the appropriate option on the application form.


International Fellowships are funded through the Chevening Programme and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and have a different recruitment timeline and application process. Visit International Fellowships for further details.


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