The Clore Foundation is an organisation committed to strengthening excellent leadership in arts and culture. The demand for places highlighted the breadth of talent, ambition and desire to lead amongst the UK’s cultural community, with roughly ten applicants competing for each Fellowship. The Programme awards its fellowships, and runs a choice of programmes tailored to leadership needs of arts professionals at different stages of their career. We are delighted to announce that our executive director, Sue Smith, here at Dance in Devon has been accepted onto the open fellowship programme supported by the Arts Council, England as well as The Clore Foundation.
Dr Richard Povall, Chair of the Trustees, said ‘Dance in Devon’s Trustees are delighted that Sue Smith has been accepted as a Clore Leadership Fellow. This national leadership programme is highly competitive and Sue’s selection is a vote of confidence not just in her, but in Dance in Devon. It helps put Sue, who is committed to living and remaining here in the southwest, on a national stage. She is influential in many discussions around dance and its efficacy not just as one of the oldest artforms, but in helping people’s lives from the most senior to the very youngest in our broad community.