A new Clore Visual Artist Fellowship supported by a-n will ensure that a visual artist is part of the 2016/17 intake for this prestigious leadership development programme.

The Clore Fellowship brings together cultural leaders in the UK and beyond for a life-changing adventure. Each year, fellowships are awarded to around 25 carefully selected people from across the cultural sector.

a-n is supporting the new fellowship in recognition of the importance of investing in the next generation of leaders and the intense competition to secure a place on the programme.

a-n’s Executive Director, Jeanie Scott said: “This is an exciting development for a-n and we’re delighted to be working with Clore to enable this opportunity for a professional artist. The Clore Fellowship is a fantastic opportunity to develop leadership skills. It’s crucial that artists are heard and have access to the opportunities and networks that will help them influence and make change in many contexts, as previous artists who have been successful in securing a Fellowship in the past have done. Clore has not had a visual artist fellow on its general programme since 2012, so we are delighted that our support will ensure a visual artist will be a part of this year’s cohort.”

Fellowships take place over a concentrated period including two residential leadership courses. Clore Fellows take around eight months away from work to focus on their development. They benefit from a diverse peer group and access to experienced leaders, thinkers, entrepreneurs, artists, experts and extensive networks.

Amazing initiative

A previous Clore Fellow described the programme as “an amazing initiative that has been life-changing for me. The ideas and space for dreaming it has provided has transformed my outlook, helped me to become more ambitious, to have self-belief and to be happier in my sense of self.”

The Clore Visual Artist Fellowship supported by a-n, invites applications from professional practitioners working within fine art, applied art, live arts and moving image, sound and text-based practices, digital and animation, participatory, public and community arts.

To find out more see cloreleadership.org/fellowships. Deadline for applications is noon 12 February 2016.

The fellowship support forms part of a-n’s commitment to professional development provision within a programme that also includes bursaries, events, online toolkits and expert guides.

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