HLF and Clore Leadership Programme announce new three year partnership

By Adrian Murphy

The three year partnership aims to foster future leaders in the heritage sector through a package of Clore Leadershop Programme (CLP) training and development opportunities

A £96,000 HLf grant will fund a range of CLP’s Clore Fellowships and intensive residential courses which provide training and professional development opportunities to people working across the cultural sector in the UK and beyond.

The CLP, which has been facilitating bespoke leadership training in the cultural sector since 2004, has already supported a number of promising heritage professionals to cultivate their leadership skills. These incluse Maria Balshaw, director of the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester and director of Culture for Manchester City Council, who was selected as one of the inaugural fellows.

The £96,000 grant will provide a variety of development opportunities for people working in the heritage sector such as:

  • Two dedicated Heritage Fellowships on CLP’s flagship Clore Fellowship programme; an in-depth and individually tailored leadership development opportunity comprising residential courses, mentoring, coaching, bespoke training and diverse work placements.
  • A part-funded Clore Fellowship for an exceptional employee of HLF.
  • Four places on Clore’s intensive, residential two-week Short Courses.
  • Two bursaries on Clore’s six day residential Emerging Leaders Courses for people who are in the earlier stages of their careers.

The programme awards its flagship Clore Fellowships on an annual basis to exceptional individuals drawn from across the UK and beyond, and runs a choice of programmes tailored to the leadership needs of arts professionals at different stages of their career. Clore believes in investing in individuals, drawing on their creative potential to raise the game in the arts, heritage and creative sectors.

“The Clore Leadership Programme is delighted to be working in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has demonstrated a significant commitment to building the leadership capacity in the heritage sector where there are many potential leaders with ambition and skills,” said Sandy Nairne, Clore Leadership Programme Chair. “The Clore Leadership Programme welcomes this opportunity to encourage committed change-makers as they join the newest cohort of cultural leaders.”

Applications for the 2017/2018 Clore Fellowship Programme are currently open and will close on Monday 13 February 2017.

Applications for the autumn 2017 residential Short Courses and Emerging Leaders programme will open in spring 2017.

For full information about the Clore Fellowships and the application process visit the Clore website.