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Applications open for Chevening Clore Fellowships 2016

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Are you an exceptional individual with the potential and desire to lead within arts & culture? Are you a citizen of Brazil, China, India, Jordan, Egypt, Mexico, or South Africa? Are you passionate about building an innovative and resilient cultural sector in your country? What is it?
The Chevening/Clore Fellowship offers exceptional mid-career professionals in the arts and culture sector an extraordinary opportunity to undertake an individually tailored professional development programme in the UK. The Chevening/Clore Fellowship is a collaboration between the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Clore Leadership Programme, bringing into the UK up to six outstanding leaders in the cultural and creative sectors from across the globe to join a group of around 20 other carefully selected professionals from across the UK and beyond. Now in its 12th year, the Clore Fellows have proved to be a self-sustaining network in a growing international family.

Who is it for?
The Clore Leadership Programme does not believe in a single definition of what a leader looks like. From artists and entrepreneurs to heads of established institutions, the Clore Fellowships nurture dynamic and diverse leaders. The participants are drawn from a range of specialisms including:

• Visual and performing arts
• Film and digital media
• Libraries, museums, archives, and heritage 
• Cultural policy

Chevening/Clore Fellows benefit from a diverse peer group, unparalleled access to experienced leaders, thinkers, experts, and artists, and extensive networks. Their learning is tailored to their individual needs and aspirations. They work in small groups on practical projects, and attend masterclasses, talks, and workshops on topics like change management, strategic planning, and cultural policy.

This year applications are invited for outstanding potential cultural leaders from Mexico, China, India, Egypt, Brazil, Jordan and South Africa. 

What’s Included?
Each Chevening/Clore Fellow will undertake an individually tailored programme based in the UK which will include:

  • Attendance at two intensive residential leadership courses (lasting 2 weeks each) alongside the Clore Fellows, the first from 26 September to 7 October 2016 and the second from 26 June to 6 July 2017 
  • A period of secondment for approximately 8 weeks at a cultural institution 
  • Participation in an individually tailored programme of training, courses and conferences 
  • Support from a mentor 

Chevening/Clore Fellows will have access to a budget of up to £14,000 to cover the costs relating to the programme including course and conference fees, travel, accommodation, subsistence, training and development within the UK. 

What we look for in potential Fellows:
Candidates should be of a similar high calibre to the Clore Fellows and have a track record in their home country, with an expectation that they will fill senior leadership roles in the future when they return home.  Candidates should normally have a total of at least five years’ paid work experience in the arts and cultural sector, either in employment, self-employed or freelance. For more information on the kind of attributes we are looking for, click here.

How to apply:
Applications must be submitted through the Chevening website’s online application form.

The closing date for applications is 3 November 2015. 

Interested? For further details on the structure, eligibility and application process, click HERE