OCL Applications


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

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 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 referee who can speak to both your suitability for the programme and what it will mean for your organisation; references should be submitted via the website (please see the link below).

The deadline for applications for the 2019 programme is 12 noon on Monday 7 January 2019.

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).


Making an application

If you are interested in applying for the 2019 programme, please use the Expression of Interest form below to request a copy of the application form and full instructions.


Submitting a reference

If you have been asked to act as a referee for an applicant for the 2019 programme, please use the Reference form at www.glam.web.ox.ac.uk/ocl-reference to provide your statement of support.


OCL 2019 Expression of Interest


Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Oxford Cultural Leaders programme.

To apply to Oxford Cultural Leaders we require the completion of an application form, a copy of your CV, and the submission of a supporting reference.

If you would like to receive a copy of the application form please submit your details through the form below. You will receive an automated response with a link to the application form which includes full instructions for the application process.

Receipt of the application form does not constitute any obligation to complete a submission.

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