Clore Duffield - Welcome


The Foundation is a grant-making charity which concentrates its support on cultural learning, creating learning spaces within arts and heritage organisations, leadership training for the cultural and social sectors, social care, and enhancing Jewish life. The Foundation is chaired by Dame Vivien Duffield DBE.

Space for Learning

A new guide to creating inspirational learning spaces in museums, galleries, and built and natural heritage sites was launched on 13 October 2015. Funded and supported by a consortium of partners, including the Clore Duffield Foundation, the publication provides guidance on all aspects of designing cultural learning spaces, including practical elements such as furniture storage, technology, lighting and working with architects. A print version is available together with a dedicated website which includes practical case studies and films made by educators and young people about their views on the learning spaces. For more information click here. For a current list of Clore Learning spaces, click here.

Clore Poetry and Literature Awards

The Awards are open to schools, colleges, community groups and other arts/cultural organisations, and fund poetry and literature initiatives for under 19s costing between £1,000 and £10,000. Click here for more details. To see the list of recipients for Round 7 of the Awards, click here. The closing date for Round 8 of the awards is Monday 7 March 2016.

Clore Prize winners announced November 2014

To conclude the Foundation's 50th anniversary celebrations, eight projects submitted by Clore Cultural and Clore Social Fellows have been announced as Clore Prize winners. The winners of the top £100,000 Prize are Jamie Beddard and Claire Hodgson, founders of Extraordinary Bodies, the UK's only permanent integrated circus company made up of disabled and non-disabled performers. For a full list of the winners, click here.

Ten new Clore Learning Spaces announced
1 October 2014

To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, the Foundation has announced 10 new Clore Learning Spaces taking the number across the UK to 50. The new donations span urban and rural locations, large and small organisations from fossil collections to art, craft, ballet and music and the Foundation's first within a school. Click here for more details. For a map of the full 50 Clore Learning Spaces click here.

Cultural Learning Alliance

The Foundation is a supporter of the Alliance, a collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to culture.To sign-up to the CLA, and to download ImagineNation: The Case for Cultural Learning, visit the Cultural Learning Alliance website here. Follow the CLA on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin.

Leadership training

The Foundation has created two Leadership programmes, the Clore Leadership Programme for the cultural sector, launched in 2004, and the Clore Social Leadership Programme, launched in 2009. A publication celebrating the 10th and 5th anniversaries of the two programmes can be found here.


JW3, the Jewish Community Centre for London, opened on the Finchley Road in 2013 and is a project initiated by Dame Vivien Duffield. It has now merged with the London Jewish Cultural Centre. For more information click here.


All the images which appear on this site are Award winning entries to the Artworks: Young Artist of the Year Awards (2000-2004) or from projects funded by the Clore Performing Arts Awards (2005-2010).