The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC) now invites applications for the Hong Kong Scholarship on the Clore Leadership Programme 2012/13. The Scholarship supports candidates with leadership potential to undertake a series of tailor-made and flexible leadership training programmes in the United Kingdom to broaden their international exposure.
The Scholarship is in partnership with the UK Clore Leadership Programme (CLP) for its fourth consecutive year. It is funded by the Home Affairs Bureau and aims to enhance the leadership capacity in the Hong Kong arts and cultural sector and nurture creative talents.
Successful candidate(s) will engage with Fellows of the CLP in two mandatory residential leadership courses from 24 September to 5 October 2012 and 24 June to 4 July 2013, and undertake a secondment in a UK cultural institution for a period of 4 to 8 weeks and meet with the mentor from January to July 2013. The candidate(s) will also take part in intensive leadership training and professional development through mentoring, coaching, tuition and research during the periods and is expected to dedicate between 4 to 6 months to the programme.
The total value of the Scholarship is £22,500 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 and subsistence, and airfares. The CLP will also cover the cost of accommodation, tuition and meals at two fortnight long residential courses and access to a mentor who will be a senior figure in the cultural field in the UK.
The Scholarship has been launched since 2009. Previous recipients include Ms Margaret Yang, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Mr Chan Woon-wai, Assistant Manager in the Cultural Services Branch of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), Ms Lynn Yau, Chief Executive Officer of The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC), and Ms Winnie Fu, Chairperson of the Microwave (new media arts organisation). The Scholarship recipients not only gained invaluable experience from the programme, but also took the precious opportunities to meet with many prominent arts practitioners.
Application forms and detailed information of the Scholarship are now available at the ADC’s Administration Office (14/F, East Warwick House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Hong Kong) and can be downloaded from the ADC’s website
. Applications have to be submitted to the above address by 6:30 pm, 23 March 2012 (Friday).
Applications submitted by post must be postmarked on or before the deadline. Late submission or submission by fax or electronic mail will not be processed. For further information, please contact Ms Tong at 2820 1082.