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Hong Kong Scholarship on the Clore Leadership Programme 2011/12: Arts

The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) is partnering with the UK Clore Leadership Programme (CLP) to launch the “Hong Kong Scholarship on the Clore Leadership Programme”. The Scholarship is funded by the Home Affairs Bureau with the aim to nurture creative talents in Hong Kong. The HKADC is inviting application from local arts practitioners for the 2011/12 Scholarship.

The Scholarship is open to outstanding and talented local candidates with leadership potential. The successful Scholar(s) will engage with Fellows of the CLP in a 6-month full-time programme of intensive leadership training and secondment in the UK from September 2011 to July 2012. The total value of the Scholarship is £20,000 per award of which a bursary of up to £14,000 will be provided to cover the cost of tuition and conference fees, accommodation and subsistence allowance, and two return airfares. The CLP will also provide at no cost to the Scholar accommodation, tuition and meals at two fortnight long residential courses of the programme and access to a mentor who will be a senior figure in the cultural field in the UK.

Applicants must have at least 5 years of paid work experience in the arts and cultural sector and demonstrate a strong commitment to the sector. Most Fellows and Scholars on the programme will have an average of 10 years experience. Save for exceptional circumstances, successful applicant(s) will be required to work in the arts and cultural sector for at least two years after completion of the programme

Applicants must be a permanent resident of Hong Kong at the time of applying for the programme and will return to Hong Kong at the end of the programme

Applicants must have an excellent command of spoken and written English

Applicants will be required to devote full-time to complete the programme during the periods they are in the UK

If the applicant is presently employed in the local arts and cultural industries and intends to remain in employment with the current employer during the study period, a supporting letter from the employer indicating the approval of the applicant to participate in the programme if selected is required

Applicants must fulfill any other language, health and immigration requirements applicable for study in the UK. The successful applicant(s) must be responsible for his/her own insurance, visas and tax

Scholarship Application Deadline:by 6:30pm, 18th March 2011 (Friday)

Further Scholarship Information and Application