Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme

About Us


Diversity, Equality & Access


We are committed to being open and accessible, and want to make sure our programmes and resources are accessible to everyone.

Diversity & Equality:

At the Clore Leadership Programme we want to encourage applications from all corners of society. Diversity and equality are essential to a healthy cultural sector and unleashing the potential of talented leaders from any background. We support Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity and have partnered with the BBC to help them deliver their Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. We have an ambitious equality and diversity plan in place and monitor the diversity of applicants to our programmes. Whilst we have made some significant progress, there is still work to be done.  

Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people, as well as disabled people are currently heavily underrepresented in leadership roles in the cultural sector in the UK. 

We welcome and encourage BAME candidates to apply for all our programmes. 

A Scoping Survey we commissioned a few years ago indicated that cost is a key barrier to disabled people accessing leadership training, therefore we set up a variety of schemes to encourage disabled people to put themselves forward for our programmes. 

Clore Leadership offers a Disabled Leaders Bursary which allows us to waive the course fee for Disabled leaders from England who successfully secure a place on our Clore Short Courses. Successful participants will only be required to cover their travel to and from the course.  There is also a Guaranteed Interview scheme in place for our Fellowship Programme. 


We aim to provide an inclusive working environment on all of our programmes. This is achieved by working with individual participants to make sure we can meet your access needs for e.g. by confirming wheelchair accessible venues, providing support workers or British Sign Language interpreters or preparing course materials in alternative formats. Our experienced facilitators aim to be as flexible as possible in order to make the courses work for your particular needs and we will try our best to meet all access requirements. 

Clore Leadership has worked with many Disabled participants and Fellows with wide-ranging access needs and disabilities. If you are nervous about applying and would like to talk to someone about their experience, please get in touch and we will try and connect you. 

This also applies to our online application process. If, for any reason, you need to apply in an alternative format, do get in touch to discuss your needs, this will not affect your change of being considered for a Clore Course or Fellowship. 

If you anticipate any access needs related to the application process or require help while making an application or accessing our programmes and information, please reach out to us.

You can contact us by telephone on +44 (020) 7420 9430 or by emailing

Our regular office hours are 10.00 am to 5.30 pm between Monday to Friday.

What do we mean by disability?

The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. 


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