The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) now invites applications for up to two Hong Kong Scholarships on the Clore Leadership Programme in 2015/16. The Scholarship aims to support 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 Scholarship in partnership with the UK Clore Leadership Programme (CLP) is now in its seventh 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.
The successful candidate(s) will attend an induction day in London on 18 September 2015 and engage with Fellows of the CLP in two mandatory residential leadership courses between 21 September and 2 October 2015 and 27 June and 7 July 2016. In addition, they will undertake an 8-week secondment in a UK cultural institution between April to July 2016. The candidate(s) will also take part in intensive leadership training and professional development through mentoring, coaching, tuition and research and is expected to dedicate 4 months to the programme. The successful candidate(s) will also have the opportunity to apply for a research grant to conduct an in-depth research project under the supervision of a Higher Education Institute based in the UK, which will take place once their Fellowship has been completed.
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 was launched in 2009 and recipients have not only gained invaluable experience from the programme, but also benefited from learning directly from many prominent arts practitioners in the UK. For the list of previous recipients, please refer to the appendix.
Interested parties shall refer to the guidelines and form for applying the Scholarship. Both documents can now be obtained from the HKADC’s Administration Office (14/F, East Warwick House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Hong Kong) or download from the HKADC website. Applications must be submitted and deposited in the collection box at the HKADC Administration Office before 6:30 pm on 6 March 2015 (Friday). 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 Chan at 2820 1090.