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.
The Clore Leadership Programme
The Clore Leadership Programme is an initiative of the Clore Duffield Foundation which aims to strengthen leadership across a wide range of creative and cultural activities, including visual and performing arts, heritage and museums, libraries and archives, film and digital media, creative industries and cultural policy. Over the last six years, 178 Fellowships have been awarded to outstanding individuals drawn from across the UK and from Canada, China, Egypt, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Hong Kong, India and the UAE. Many Fellows have moved into senior leadership roles and are heading up independent organisations and developing innovative new projects. In addition to offering Fellowships, the Clore Leadership Programme has run 30 residential leadership courses and a series of training days for Board members and Chief Executives. It has helped re-shape cultural leadership in the UK and is now recognised as one of the world’s foremost development programmes for leadership in the cultural sector.
A number of full and partial fellowships are available for local and international applicants on a competitive basis. For application details, please refer to the fellowships application form (www.culture.hku.hk). Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews.
Selection is based on the candidate’s excellence in his/her contribution to culture and the information provided in the application for admission - references, resume and the two personal statements. Successful fellowships applicants will be notified in mid to late November 2010.