Chiswick Man Wins Prestigious Fellowship

Marking the tenth anniversary of the Clores Fellows' Trust


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Peter Todd, a former Chiswick resident, and founder of urban music company No Hats No Hoods, has been awarded the first ever Clores Fellows’ Fellowship. The fellowship is supported through a crowd funding campaign by Clore Fellows to mark the Programme’s 10th anniversary.

The Clore Leadership Programme awards 24 Clore Fellowships for 2015/16 to individuals from across the visual and performing arts, museums, libraries, cultural policy, film and broadcasting. Fellows come from 11 towns and cities across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Four International Fellowships are awarded to exceptional cultural leaders from Egypt, Brazil, India and Hong Kong.

Peter , who attended Latymer Upper and Edinburgh University said: “As I soon as I heard about the Clore Fellowship I knew I wanted to take part in such a unique opportunity, but never expected it to become reality. I couldn't believe something like the Fellowship existed and I am genuinely ecstatic to have been chosen. It gives me a massive opportunity to grow as a leader, develop my organisation and continue to develop young musicians.”

This year’s cohort comes from a particularly diverse range of backgrounds from across the private, public and charity sectors. Some work for major national organisations such as the BBC, British Library, Scottish Opera or the Southbank Centre. Others are committed to developing stronger, healthier communities through initiatives like Common Wealth and Light Box Project in Bristol. They are innovative, entrepreneurial and resilient, essential qualities for leading a sustainable sector in a changing environment.

Founded in 2003, the Clore Leadership Programme is a pioneering initiative to develop and strengthen leadership across cultural and creative sectors in the UK. The Programme awards its flagship Clore Fellowships, and runs a choice of programmes tailored to leadership needs of arts professionals at different stages of their career. In the last 11 years, 304 Fellowships have been awarded and over 1100 leaders have attended the Short Courses and Emerging Leaders programmes.

July 10, 2015

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