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Hong Kong Scholarship on the Clore Leadership Programme 2016/17 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” in 2016/17, 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 eighth 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 23 September 2016 and engage with Fellows of the CLP in two mandatory residential leadership courses from 26 September to 7 October 2016 and 26 June to 6 July 2017. 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 4 months to the programme in the UK between April and July 2017.

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, 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 will be a senior figure in the UK cultural field.

HKADC is delighted to have Mr Eric Ng (one of the scholarship recipients in 2013/14) as a guest speaker to share his experiences at the HKADC Administration Office from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on 3 February 2016 (Wednesday). Interested practitioners please contact Ms Lui of the HKADC at 2820-1090 or via email to [email protected] for seat registration.

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

Interested practitioners are advised to refer to the specific guidelines and form of application. 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 downloaded from the HKADC website: www.hkadc.org.hk. Applications must be submitted and deposited in the collection box at the HKADC Administration Office before 6:30 pm on 18 March 2016 (Friday) 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 [email protected].