The Arts Council has announced that the application window is 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.
Mary Cloake, Director of the Arts Council, said: 'We are delighted to be involved with this award in conjunction with the Clore Leadership Programme, which has the aim of nurturing a new generation of cultural leaders for Ireland. This is a remarkable opportunity for a person to develop their leadership skills, talent and confidence within the cultural sector. It is our hope that the example of Jerome Hynes will inspire the recipients of the Fellowship that has been named in his honour to be just as bold and passionate in their contribution to the development of the arts in Ireland.'
The closing date for applications for the Jerome Hynes Fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme is 12 noon, 11 March 2011. The name of the 2011/2012 Fellow will be announced in June.