Clore Leadership Programme – The case for optimism: doing more with less

A symposium for cultural leaders hosted by the Clore Leadership Programme and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Special annual event for Clore Fellows and Short Course participants on ‘The Case for Optimism’,  Wednesday 13 October in London.

This year’s event, The Case for Optimism, will explore how we can do more with less, in the context of shrinking public funds. Delegates will include all Short Course participants, and all Clore Fellows from 2004/5 to the new 2010/11 cohort.

The whole day event, run in partnership with the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, will include ample opportunities for group discussion as well as a panel debate chaired by Sir John Tusa. Panellists will include Deborah Bull, Joanna MacGregor, Jatinder Verma and Mark Ravenhill.

Amplified has been invited to cover the event and to extend the invitation for you to join for what promises to be a stimulating day of discussion.

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The day kicked off on a very positive note with a call to arms from Dame Vivien Duffield, Chairman of the Clore Foundation, who urged celebration of the great success of the programme and a desire to increase the total of Clore Fellows from the current total of 800 to 2000 in coming years.   […] read more

A quick walkthrough the Clore10 'Case for Optimism' event at lunchtime. read more

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About the speakers

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