From: Emma Wright [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 14 January 2004 10:46
For Immediate Release Contact: Emma Wright
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Resource Sponsors Three Fellowships on First Clore Leadership Programme
London, 14 January 2004 -- As part of its commitment to workforce development Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries will be a major sponsor for the Clore Leadership Programme in 2004 - 2005. At a total cost of £135,000 Resource is funding three Fellowships, one for each of the museums, archives and libraries domains.
The Clore Leadership Programme is a new initiative established by the Clore Duffield Foundation in 2003 to help develop the knowledge, skills, networks and experience of potential leaders across the cultural sector.
Chris Batt, Chief Executive of Resource, said: "Good leadership is vital to develop the future of museums, archives and libraries. Leadership is a key part of our workforce development strategy and we are delighted to be a partner in supporting the landmark Clore Leadership Programme. It will enable the senior managers who participate to realise their leadership potential."
Applications are open to any EU resident who has had at least five years' work experience, in the cultural sector or beyond. The flexibly designed fellowships will normally last for one year, during which Clore Fellows will attend two intensive residential leadership courses, receive individual tuition and mentoring, extend their management experience through a high profile secondment and have an opportunity to engage in reflection and research. Fellows will have the option of remaining with their present employers, and following the course in stages, or receiving a full-time bursary of £20,000. Direct associated costs, including tuition fees, will be met by the programme.
Chris Smith, Director of the Clore Leadership Programme, said: "We are looking for people who will become part of the next generation of leaders in the cultural sector - meaning the performing and visual arts, heritage, museums, libraries and archives, and cultural policy and administration. We don't mind where they come from, provided they have passion, motivation, self-awareness and proven achievement. We will be looking out for that imaginative spark that marks out a potential leader, someone who can innovate, energise and inspire, as well as deliver."
The Clore Duffield Foundation are inviting applications for Fellowships from 12 January 2004 onwards and the closing date is February 20 2004. Interviews will be held between 19 April and 5 May 2004. Successful applicants will begin the programme in September 2004.
Further information about the Fellowship programme and the application process is available on the Clore Duffield Foundation website http://www.cloreleadership.org or by contacting The Clore Leadership Programme, South Building, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA. Tel: 020 7420 9430.
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