Applications open for Clore Leadership Programme – Emerging Leaders Course

Applications are now open for the Clore Leadership Programme's Emerging Leaders course, which is aimed at early stage arts professionals with between 2-5 years’ experience of managing projects and people in the cultural sector, who are either already in leadership positions or have the potential to be leaders in the future.

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Posted: 10/09/2012

The course provides a great opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills in a challenging but supportive environment and to network with people from a broad range of sectors.

What is it?
The Emerging Leaders Course is a 5-day residential course aimed at early stage career arts professionals, providing an opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills in a challenging and supportive environment.

Who is it for?
The course is for people in the early stages of their career who have between 2- 5 years paid experience of initiating and/or managing projects in the arts and cultural sector and with the ambition to lead in the cultural sector.

What will I gain from attending?
Previous course participants reported the following as benefits of taking part in the course:

  • increased confidence in their own leadership ability
  • increased motivation around career
  • a better understanding of leadership styles
  • greater self-awareness

The course also provides opportunities for networking with and learning from peers from across a broad range of organisations and sectors. Following the course we provide an opportunity to be mentored by a Clore Fellow over three sessions.

Fee Structure
The cost for each participant on the Emerging Leaders course including tuition, accommodation and meals, is:

  • Band A = £450 + VAT – For those nominated by an organisation employing 1 – 10 people, or nominating themselves
  • Band B = £900 + VAT – For those nominated by an organisation employing 11 – 75 people or nominating themselves
  • Band C = £900 + VAT – For those nominated by an organisation employing more than 75 people

Course Date and Venue
Sunday 17 – Friday 22 March 2013, Craxton Wood Hotel, Chester


  • The Emerging Leaders Course is open to EU nationals living in or outside the UK, and to EU residents.
  • To be eligible to apply you must be able to demonstrate that you have between 2 – 5 years’ experience of managing projects and people. The Emerging Leaders Course will most benefit early-stage career arts professionals.

Selection Process

  • Applicants will be selected for the course in such a way that the broadest range of backgrounds possible is achieved – be that in terms of artform, gender, race or geography. Quality of application will also be considered in determining our final decision.
  • Only one application will be considered from the same cultural organisation for any one course.
  • We will contact you to acknowledge receipt of your application and will notify you of our decision by the deadline given.
  • Approval of the selected candidates is made by the Director of the Clore Leadership Programme whose decision is final.

For more information visit the Clore Leadership Programme website. If you have any further questions or to request an application form please contact Alisha at alisha.whittington@cloreleadership.org

The deadline for applications is Friday 2 November 2012.

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