News: Clore Leadership Programme 2009/10

Wednesday 15 July 2009

The Fellows on the Clore Leadership Programme 2009/10 have just been announced. Three of the nineteen Fellows work in dance. Wanjiku Nyachae is a Dance officer with Arts Council England in Birmingham, Dorcas Walters was a Principal Dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet and Jasmine Wilson is a Co-director of Creative Learning and was formerly General Manager for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance.

The Clore Leadership Programme is one of the world’s foremost development programmes for leadership in the cultural sector founded and supported by the Clore Duffield Foundation. Dame Vivien Duffield, Patron of the Programme, said: “I established the programme in 2003 in response to the clear demand to increase leadership skills in the cultural sector in the UK. By enabling this ever-increasing group of exceptional individuals to make a step-change in their skills and career potential, the Programme continues to have a positive impact on the cultural sector as a whole. I’m delighted that once again the Programme has attracted such strong candidates from a range of disciplines.”

Since September 2004, 156 cultural leaders from the UK and abroad have been awarded Fellowships on the Clore Leadership Programme. Those working in dance include Kenneth Tharp, now Chief Executive at The Place, Eddie Nixon, Director of Theatre and Artist Development at the Place and Sharon Watson, recently appointed Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre.

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Photo: CloreLeadership Programme Fellows 2009/10 with John Tusa, Chair & Dame Vivien Duffield, Patron.

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