Feature Article
Welcome to the January edition of our Newsletter
News this month
The Arts Council announces that it will offer a Jerome Hynes Fellowship for 2018/19
Grants and Awards
Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme - Deadlines 2018
News from the community
Open Call for Belltable:Connect Masterclass Series 2 Supported by the Arts Council under the Theatre Artist Development Scheme
Job opportunity: Music Generation Development Officer (Wexford)
The Arts Council announces that it will offer a Jerome Hynes Fellowship for 2018/19

The Arts Council is delighted to announce that it will offer a Jerome Hynes Fellowship for 2018/19. The application window is now open for the Jerome Hynes Fellowship 2018/19, an award that aims to develop outstanding cultural leaders for Ireland.

The fellowship is an initiative of the London-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 with their individual development programme.

Commencing in September 2018, the recipient of the Jerome Hynes Fellowship will undertake most of their programme over a concentrated seven month period between January and July 2019. In addition to shared learning activities, each Fellow undertakes a customised programme of personal and professional development.

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.


Fellows take a total of approximately eight months away from work to focus on the programme.


Previous recipients of the award are: Kathleen Turner; Course Director, MA Community Music Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Dylan Haskins, broadcaster and producer; Mags Walsh, Young People, Children and Education Adviser, The Arts Council; Jo Mangan, Director, Performance Corporation; Willie White, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the Dublin Theatre Festival; Sharon Murphy, artist and curator; Fiona Kearney, Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork; and Fearghus Ó'Conchúir, dancer and choreographer.


The deadline for applications for the Jerome Hynes Fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme is 12 Noon, Monday 29 January, 2018. The name of the 2018/19 Fellow will be announced in June 2018.


This Fellowship is open to candidates who live and work in Ireland and who are committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in Ireland.


For further information, and to access the online application form, please visit www.cloreleadership.org