We are very grateful to our funders for their generous support
The Clore Leadership Programme has been selected by Arts Council England as the national delivery partner of the Developing Sector Leaders commissioned grant. The purpose of the grant is to support the personal and professional development of cultural leaders. It will place particular emphasis on diversity, partnerships and place-making, with the aim of bringing abour long term change in the leadership of culture. In 2016/17, the grant is supporting six Fellowships, three Short Courses, a one-week course for Emerging Leaders, Clore Plus workshops, and regional development days.
In each of 2016/17 and 2017/18, The Arts Council of Wales is supporting one Fellowship. The purpose of these Fellowships is to support individuals who live and work in Wales and who intend to develop their careers as cultural leaders in Wales.
In each of 2016/17 and 2017/18, Creative Scotland is supporting one Fellowship. The purpose of these Fellowships are to support exceptional individuals who live and work in Scotland and who are committed to developing their careers as cultural leaders in Scotland.
For 2017/18, Arts Council Ireland is supporting the Jerome Hynes Fellowship. The purpose of this Fellowship is to support an exceptional individual who lives and works in Ireland and who is committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in Ireland.
In 2015/16, a number of Clore Fellows will undertake academic research focused upon the UK cultural sector and supervised by a Higher Education Institute in the UK, which is generously supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
The Clore Leadership Programme was initiated by the Clore Duffield Foundation. Each year, the Clore Duffield Foundation generously supports the core costs of the Fellowship Programme. For more information on the Clore Duffield Foundation, please visit our Related Organisations page.
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is supporting our Short Courses from 2015 to 2018. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future. They do this by funding the charitable work of organisations with the ideas and ability to achieve positive change. The Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK. They make grants of £30 - £35 million annually towards a wide range of work within the arts, children and young people, the environment and social change. They also operate a £26 million Finance Fund which invests in organisations that aim to deliver both a financial return and a social benefit.
For each of 2016/17 and 2017/18, Dancers’ Career Development (DCD) is supporting one Dance Fellowship. The DCD has been supporting professional dance for over 40 years. They help dancers to make the often difficult transition from professional dancing to a new career by giving them the confidence and skills they need to keep working beyond dance. DCD is the only organisation of its kind in the UK and is a world leader in dancer transition.
In both 2016/17 and 2017/18, the Wellcome Trust is supporting one Fellowship. The purpose of the Wellcome Trust Fellowship is to support innovative curators or producers who take their inspiration from a multi-disciplinary approach to science, medicine and well-being. The Wellcome Trust also supports bursaries for places on Short Courses and Emerging Leaders Courses to those working between the Arts and Health.
For 2016/17 and 2017/18, the Gatsby Charitable Fondation is supporting two Theatre Fellowships. The purpose of these Fellowships is to support individuals with the potential to lead in theatre.
In both 2016/17 and 2017/18, the Linbury Trust is supporting one Fellowship. The purpose of these Fellowships are to support individuals who have danced professonally for at least 8 years, and who have the potential to develop as leaders in dance.
For 2017/18, Art Fund is supporting one Fellowship. For over 110 years, Art Fund has supported museums and galleries through its membership and through fundraising. The aim of this Fellowship is to support curators working with public collections and outside of the commercial environment.
In each of 2016/17 and 2017/18, a-n is supporting a Visual Artist Fellowship. a-n stimulates and supports contemporary visual arts practice and affirms artists’ value in society, bringing together those working throughout the Visual Arts. The Visual Artist Fellowships are open to professional visual artists in the UK working within fine art, applied art, live arts and moving image, sound and text-based practices, digital and animation, participatory, public and community arts.
Heritage Lottery Fund uses money raised by National Lottery players to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about. In 2017/18, HLF is supporting two Fellowships, one for those working throughout the Heritage sector and one for HLF employees, two places on our Short Courses and one place on an Emerging Leaders Course for those working in the Heritage sector.
Historic England is the public body that looks after England's historic environment. It champions and protects historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them. Historic England is supporting four Development Days in 2016/17 for those working in the Heritage sector.
Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent by providing investment for individuals and businesses to grow. In 2016/17, Creative Skillset is supporting an Independent Film Exhibition Fellowship.
In previous years the Clore Leadership Programme has been funded by the following: Advantage West Midlands, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council Ireland, Balli Group plc, British Council, The British Library, Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust, Creative and Cultural Skills, Creative Partnerships, Culture East Midlands, Culture North West, Cultural Leadership Programme, Dancers’ Career Development, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, East of England Development Agency, East of England Regional Assembly, East Midlands Development Agency, England’s Northwest (NWDA), Garfield Weston Foundation, Getty Foundation, Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts, King’s Fund, The Laser Foundation, Living East, London Development Agency, Goethe Institute (Max Mueller Bhavan), The Mercers’ Company, MLA, National Assembly of Wales, National Art Gallery Singapore, The National Records of Scotland, Nesta, Northern Rock Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Paul Lee, Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, Renaissance North West, Screen East, SEEDA, Sing Up, Skillset, Tate, UK Film Council, Yorkshire Culture, Yorkshire Forward, Youth Music. Self funded Fellowships: Mark Dusseault and Ferenc Csak.
We are extremely grateful for all their support