The Chevening is seeking applications for its Clore Fellowship which is a tailored program of leadership development that aims to enrich and transform cultural practice and engagement by developing leadership potential, acumen, and skills.
The Chevening/Clore Fellowship brings together some of the most creative and dynamic cultural leaders in the UK and internationally for an intense personal and professional learning experience unlike any other.
It is a partnership between the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office and Clore Leadership, offering mid-career professionals in the arts and culture sector an exceptional opportunity to undertake an individually tailored leadership program in the UK.
The Fellowship starts in March 2022, with fellows traveling between their home country and the UK to undertake the 1st fellowship residential in March 2022 and then returning to the UK in May 2022 to undertake the majority of the fellows’ individual training and development programs, including; workshops, their secondments, mentoring, attendance at courses and conferences, and the 2nd Fellowship residential course. The fellowship will be completed by 30 September 2022.
A Chevening/Clore Fellowship includes a training budget of up to £18,500 to cover:
- Up to two return economy flights from home country to the UK to undertake fellowship activities
- Accommodation while in the UK
- Living expenses while in the UK
- A period of secondment for approximately 4-6 weeks at a cultural institution in the UK
- Individually tailored fellowship learning plan which may include participation in courses conferences and other professional development activities in the UK
- Course and conference fees within the UK
- Training and development costs within the UK
- Travel in the UK
As a part of Chevening/Clore Fellowship, each international fellow will undertake an individually tailored program based in the UK which will include:
- Two residential leadership courses in March and September 2022
- Three day-long non-residential skills-based workshops
- A two-day ‘Urban Intensive ’ team project
- A 360° leadership profile
- A four – six-week secondment in a UK based cultural organization, (normally in an organization or field very different to usual workplace or practice) where applicants will be working on a ‘live’ project set by the host organization
- Bespoke learning opportunities through conferences, courses and study visits and peer/sector networking
- Focused support from a mentor or coach
- Thought leadership exploration through a written provocation paper
- Applications are invited from individuals from the following countries: Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, and South Africa.
- To be eligible for a Chevening/Clore Fellowship, applicants must:
- Intend to return to the country they were selected from at the end of the period of study.
- Hold a degree that is equivalent to at least a good UK second-class honors degree or have equivalent professional training and/or experience.
- Have completed at least five years’ (or higher as required by Clore Leadership) work, or equivalent experience, by the end of 2021.
- Have not already received or be receiving financial benefit from an HMG funded fellowship.
- Meet the minimum requirements in accordance with the main fellowship scheme.
- Not hold dual nationality where one nationality is British (other than for nationals exempt from this requirement listed in the Chevening Guidance for Applicants).
- Not be employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of Her Majesty’s Government including the FCDO (including FCDO Posts), the British Council, MOD, BIS, UKTI and UKBA, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, or the Clore Leadership Programme or any of their wholly-owned subsidiaries.
For more information, visit https://www.chevening.org/fellowship/clore/