OCL Applications


Applications for the 2019 Oxford Cultural Leaders programme are now closed.

Each year we look to bring together a programme cohort of approximately 20 people who have the capacity to lead significant change, and whose organisation is ready to evolve. You should aspire to be innovative and entrepreneurial, and have a strong desire to have an impact on your organisation and the broader cultural sector. 

Recruitment is via a competitive process, with a panel of faculty members carefully considering applications based on what they can contribute to the programme, as sharing knowledge and expertise, and providing peer consultancy and support are core to the programmes' success.  

Applications are made via this website and ask for:

  • details of your current and recent roles, as well as the size and scope of the organisations you have worked in
  • your thoughts on your expectations of the programme, as well as the knowledge, passion and experience you think you can bring which will further enrich the experience for other participants
  • a reference from an individual who can speak to both your suitability for the programme and what it will mean for your organisation

Applications open in autumn for the programme running the following spring.

In 2019 participants (both Home/EU and International) contribute a fee of £2,850 (inclusive of taxation) which includes the cost of all tuition, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and supper (with the exception of one evening when participants are able to explore Oxford and its many restaurants and pubs).




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