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Hong Kong Scholarship on the Clore Leadership Programme 2017/18  
Open for Application

With the funding support of Home Affairs Bureau, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) launches the “Hong Kong Scholarship on the Clore Leadership Programme” again in 2017/18, with an aim to enhance the leadership training of arts management and creative talents of Hong Kong. A maximum of two scholarships will be given. The Scholarship is now open for application.

In collaboration with the UK Clore Leadership Programme (CLP), the Scholarship Programme is now in its ninth consecutive year and will continue to support Hong Kong arts practitioners with leadership potential to undertake a tailored programme of development in the United Kingdom to strengthen their leadership skills and broaden their international exposure.

The successful candidate(s) will attend an induction day in the UK on 22 September 2017 and engage with Fellows of the CLP in two mandatory residential leadership courses from 25 September to 5 October 2017 and 25 June to 5 July 2018. The candidate(s) will also take part in intensive leadership training and professional development through approximately 8-week secondment in a cultural institution, mentoring, coaching, tuition and research and is expected to dedicate approximately four months to the programme in the UK between April and July 2018.

The total value of the Scholarship is £25,000 per award of which a bursary of up to £14,000 will be made available to each Scholar to cover the cost of tuition and conference fees, accommodation, subsistence, and airfares. The CLP will also cover the cost of accommodation, tuition and meals at the two fortnight long residential courses and access to a mentor who is a senior figure in the UK cultural field.

HKADC is delighted to have Ms Sue Hoyle, Director of Clore Leadership Programme and Ms Lynn Yau (Clore Fellow 2010/11) as the hosts of the dialogue session “Hop, Skip & Jump: Speed Dating Clore”. Through interaction, they are going to share their experiences on leadership as well as knowledge transfer and application. In particular, Ms Yau is going to share how she applies her overseas experiences to local practices. The session will be conducted in English. Interested practitioners please contact Ms Lui of the HKADC at 28201090 or via email to polly_lui@hkadc.org.hk for seat registration. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis with limited seats.

The Scholarship was first launched in 2009. Recipients not only gain invaluable experience from the programme, but also benefit from learning directly from prominent arts practitioners in the UK. For the list of past recipients, please refer to the appendix.

Interested practitioners are advised to refer to the guidelines and application form available at the HKADC Administration Office (10/F, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong) or the HKADC website: www.hkadc.org.hk. Applications must be submitted and deposited in the collection box at the HKADC Administration Office by 6:00pm on 6 March 2017 (Monday) the latest. Applications submitted by post must be postmarked on or before the deadline. Late submission or submission by fax or email will not be processed. For enquiries, please contact Ms Lui of the HKADC at 2820 1090 or polly_lui@hkadc.org.hk.

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