The Clore Fellowship is a unique programme of cultural leadership development that seeks to enrich and transform cultural practice and engagement.

The programme is aimed at cultural leaders who have ambition and vision, and can show clearly how they might take their leadership to the next level. You will be entrepreneurial and driven to making a difference in your organisation, community of practice, sector and/or society through culture.

Information Session 
Clore Leadership will be hosting a Q&A session on Zoom for all applicants interested in the Arts Council Ireland Fellowships. You will have the opportunity to put your questions to the team and some of the alumni.

The session will take place on Thursday 2 February from 9.30 – 10.30am, and will be recorded. Places are limited so please register your interest here:

Application Timeline

  • 23 February: Closing date for applications
  • First week April: Shortlisted applicants and unsuccessful applicants emailed with application outcome
  • Mid-April – Mid May: Fellowship interviews
  • Mid-June: Notification to candidates of interview outcomes

Further information
Information on how to apply can be found at

There is also other comprehensive information about the applications in this guide. If after consulting the guide you would like a conversation with a member of the Programmes team, please email for assistance.


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