The Arts Council has announced that the application window is now open for the Jerome Hynes Fellowship, an award that aims to develop outstanding cultural leaders for Ireland.
The fellowship is an initiative of the UK-based Clore Leadership Programme, which annually attracts in the region of twenty-five exceptional individuals who have the potential to play a significant role across a wide range of cultural activity. The successful candidate will receive a bursary of the equivalent of £15,000 Sterling in addition to a training budget of £7,500 Sterling for costs associated to the their individual development programme.
The recipient of the Jerome Hynes Fellowship will undertake most of their programme over a concentrated seven month period between January and July 2014, plus an introductory two-week residential leadership course which takes place in September 2013 and a week of bespoke workshops held in London in December 2013. Fellows take a total of approximately eight months away from work to focus on the programme.
The structure of the programme includes:
- two residential leadership courses
- three-month placement to gain practical experience in a cultural organisation
- bespoke learning opportunities
- individually-selected training, mentoring and coaching.
Previous recipients of the award are Jo Mangan, Director, Performance Corporation; Willie White, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the Dublin Theatre Festival; Sharon Murphy, Theatre Practitioner and Arts Manager; Fiona Kearney, Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork and Fearghus Ó’Conchúir, a dancer and choreographer.
The deadline for applications for the Jerome Hynes Fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme is 5.30pm, 22 February 2013. The name of the 2013/14 Fellow will be announced in June 2013.
For further information and to access the online application form, please visit www.cloreleadership.org