About Us

The Cultural Leadership Academy at HKU
The University of Hong Kong is initiating the Cultural Leadership Academy to meet the intellectual and economic demands of a growing cultural sector. Hong Kong’s cultural aspirations as a world city have raised the expectation of what are required for both its cultural institutions and its society. The CLA is therefore committed not only to nurturing individual leaders but a society where culture leads. Bringing together the valuable resources from different Faculties of the University, the CLA aims to engage closely with the region’s cultural and artistic communities, providing intellectual depth and practical knowledge to support Hong Kong’s transformation into one of Asia’s leading cultural cities.

Website: www.culture.hku.hk


The Clore Leadership Programme
The Clore Leadership Programme is the first initiative of its kind in the UK aimed at developing and strengthening leadership potential across the cultural and creative sectors. The Programme was initiated in 2003 by the Clore Duffield Foundation, and is sustained by a partnership between private philanthropy and public funding. The Programme awards its flagship Clore Fellowships on an annual basis to exceptional individuals drawn from across the UK and beyond, and runs a choice of programmes tailored to the leadership needs of arts professionals at different stages of their career. Clore believes in investing in individuals, drawing on their creative potential to raise the game in the arts and creative sectors.

From freelancers, entrepreneurs to heads of established institutions, the Clore Leadership Programme nurtures dynamic and diverse leaders. The participants are drawn from a range of specialisms including the visual and performing arts, film and digital media, libraries, museums, archives and heritage, and cultural policy. In the last 12 years, over 300 Fellowships have been awarded and nearly 1200 leaders have attended the Short Courses, enabling the participants to form a connected and well-networked cultural leadership community.

The Clore Leadership Programme has not only succeeded in creating a cadre of creative and cultural leaders, but has stimulated investment in leadership on the part of governments, agencies, foundations and charities. The Programme has inspired other initiatives in the UK and beyond, including the Clore Social Leadership Programme for leaders from the social sector, Asia's first Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme in Hong Kong and a capacity-building course for arts managers in South Asia, created by a graduate of the Clore Programme.

Website: www.cloreleadership.org/