Welcome to CLOA

The Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA) represents senior strategic leaders managing public sector cultural, tourism and sport services. It works closely with central government and key national organisations to influence the development of national policies and to lobby for positive change in the cultural and leisure sectors. It is also a founder and leading member of the National Culture Forum.

cCLOA Memberships are open to all strategic leaders working directly in the public sector environment, and those who hold direct cross-sector managerial responsibility for a range of cultural, tourism and sport services.

The Association is not only important in its own right, but acts as the hub for many of the influential professional organisations working in the leisure and cultural industry. It provides a unique vehicle for cross-fertilisation of ideas towards common goals and plays an important part in delivering a key agenda – a more equal and just society, providing its citizens with high quality opportunities for cultural and leisure that contribute significantly to quality of life.


  • Response to Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021 [read]
  • Pitch Grading Framework will raise playing surface standards ‘from the Ground Up’ [read]
  • Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist, culture at the heart of every community [read]
  • New Cultural Strategy [read]

Latest from Twitter

Find out which LA’s have been shortlisted for overcoming financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the heart… https://t.co/Ods1BuS85C about 2 hours ago

RT @ace_national: What art and culture did we fund in 2016? https://t.co/u3aeAcrnDi #culturematters https://t.co/rWpMffyCD4 about 4 days ago

RT @ParkourUK: The UK officially recognises Parkour/Freerunning as a sport! https://t.co/GSTAyxLkZp @Sport_England @sport_wales @sportscotlabout 6 days ago

A great opportunity to work with the Mayor of London’s culture team on the new vision for culture and creative indu… https://t.co/sqiw8G23vg about 1 week ago

RT @_ukactive: Deadline extended for landmark research project #PromisingPractice 2 - solutions to #inactivity @PHE_uk @ncsemem https://t.… about 1 week ago

RT @ace_national: Who's making a New Year's Resolution to experience more art and culture in 2017? #culturematters https://t.co/eDnWKRMGpi about 1 week ago

RT @CultureComProg: Singing is good news for care homes, says a new report by Live Music Now: https://t.co/gxd9tEtRKg https://t.co/Qma4Qjq2about 1 week ago

Sign up for a sector workshop on Libraries Ambition - various dates and locations @LibTaskforce https://t.co/uQr4RhSRYs about 1 week ago

RT @Sport_England: Announcement: We're investing expertise & money in 10 pilot places across England. All the info at https://t.co/v0DUaC4pabout 3 weeks ago

RT @LGAculturesport: The Welsh Government has published its vision for culture https://t.co/cBUTvZmKo6 about 4 weeks ago