MRL Application Questionnaire - READ the instructions below

About MRL.  The Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme is a unique course designed to develop you as a new kind of cultural sector professional.  The Programme draws on a wealth of knowledge and insight about leadership in the cultural, commercial and political spheres.  It puts this learning at your disposal to help you become a leader for the 21st Century, resilient and entrepreneurial.  MRL commences at 11.30am on 9 May 2018 and concludes at 3.00pm on 15 March 2019.  Between those two moments you will participate in a highly innovative, discovery-driven learning process, which includes two 3-day residentials, 8 interactive workshops, a number of site visits, an overseas study visit and 3 one-to-one mentorials with your personal MRL mentor.  14 places are available; if you work in an arts or heritage organisation in England you are eligible to apply.

Commitment and Process.  You are required to attend all 8 workshops and the 2 retreats.  If you apply for MRL we expect you to make this commitment and to have discussed it with the appropriate individuals in your organisation.  Apart from the residentials, all workshops run on a Friday; you should review the Programme dates on the website before making an application.  Also, you will undertake a personally researched Overseas Study Visit between July and September 2018.  Again, make sure you can make the time commitment during the summer period.  If you are successful in March 2018 we will ask you to immediately start planning your trip.  MRL will fund your travel costs, both overseas and in the UK, up to a limit of £1,350.

Application Advice.  You can discuss MRL with the Programme Directors or with MRL alumni.  Contact Jo Turner on if you wish to do this.

Before completing the online application: 1) go to the MRL website and read or review each page; 2) go through the online application, page by page; 3) prepare the 100 word statements you are asked for separately, e.g. in Word; and 4) when you complete the application, paste these into the appropriate boxes.

Completing the Application.  We recommend: 1) using a desktop or laptop computer not a tablet device; and 2) MAKE YOUR APPLICATION IN A SINGLE SESSION - YOU CANNOT SAVE AND RETURN LATER 3) You can go back and forth in the application to review your answers and make alterations during the application session, however once you hit the 'Submit' button at the end of the application, that's final.  If you encounter any problems please email Jo Turner.

When will you hear?  The system will acknowledge your submission and you will get a confirmation email several days later from BCLM.  The Directors will review your application during February 2018.  You will be informed whether you have been successful or unsuccessful in the first week of March 2018.