The Arts Council announced today that Dylan Haskins is the recipient of the 2015/2016 Jerome Hynes Clore Fellowship – offered through the British-based Clore Leadership Programme. This programme aims to develop the knowledge, skills and experience of leaders in the arts, across a wide range of cultural activity.
Speaking about the award and outlining his motivations and ambitions for the fellowship, Dylan said: “The Clore Leadership programme is a truly unique opportunity to augment existing skills and develop new ones through peer-to-peer learning, with the ultimate aim of bringing about a step-change in leadership. I am incredibly grateful to have been offered the Jerome Hynes Fellowship, and to be counted amongst its previous Irish recipients. Five years of cuts have threatened our artistic standard of excellence in Ireland, while the arts are increasingly used as an instrument of political objectives, rather than understood and valued for their autonomy and intrinsic worth. The Clore Leadership Programme affords an exciting opportunity to reckon with these and other challenges and I know will be a very positive and enriching experience.
Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council, said: “The Arts Council is delighted to welcome Dylan Haskins as the 2015/16 Jerome Hynes Fellow. We value this relationship with the Clore Leadership Programme. Through the fellowship programme we are helping to support a new generation of arts leaders who will bring their skills, passion and commitment to the development of the arts in Ireland.”
Mr Haskins will take part in a year-long programme commencing in September. The programme includes: two intensive residential leadership courses; professional development through mentoring, tuition and group learning; an optional in-depth research project, supervised by a Higher Education Institute; and a period of secondment, including experience of managing a challenging project.
The previous recipients of this fellowship are: Mags Walsh, Jo Mangan, Willie White, Sharon Murphy, Fiona Kearney and Fearghus Ó Conchúir.
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