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.


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@UkNatArchives vision & action plan launched to help archives secure their future thro digital transformation, work… https://t.co/U53HSjAF80 about 22 hours ago

RT @ace_national: Today we announced new funding for libraries across England. Find out how this can help them be life-changing https://t.c… about 6 days ago

RT @HistoricEngland: Heritage Action Zones: find out how we help unlock the economic potential of historic sites across the country https:… about 1 week ago

RT @ace_national: £20 million for 16 places to put culture at the heart of their communities: https://t.co/q2UVLjuoKi https://t.co/exn57W4Oabout 1 week ago

RT @_ukactive: #PromisingPractice is back, sponsored by @eGymUK, @LesMills & @AllianceLeisure, supported by @PHE_uk @ncsemem. https://t.co/about 1 week ago

RT @LeisureManMag: Alliance Leisure has completed the first phase of a £5m leisure redevelopment https://t.co/VP8ayP7N0h https://t.co/oHDXuabout 1 week ago

RT @LibTaskforce: Places still available: Free masterclasses on income generation alternative funding for libraries: https://t.co/2qf1KX0Eaabout 1 week ago

RT @LGAWellbeing: NEW! Providing physical activity interventions for people with musculoskeletal conditions report via @ArthritisRUK https:… about 1 week ago

RT @Sport_England: How has our #Sportivate programme got young people #active – and what lessons could your project learn? ???? https://t.co/about 2 weeks ago