Welcome to CLOA

The Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA) exclusively 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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Latest from Twitter

RT @ace_national: BLOG- Encouraging news for arts & culture sector. @richardrussell1 on post Brexit funding https://t.co/vmcmmbTtZX https:/… about 5 days ago

RT @UkNatArchives: Read about the creative practitioners using archives to inspire their work https://t.co/EJPpnPQB6r https://t.co/MfBvTX5cabout 5 days ago

@cCLOAssociation @LGAculturesport are inviting case studies for a publication on Place-making. Find out more https://t.co/I2xoIdIrRP about 6 days ago

@cCLOA welcomes that physical activity is a key part of the solution in the childhood obesity strategy https://t.co/SbGgD7clLi #obesity about 6 days ago

RT @Sport_England: Thinking of opening your school up to community use? Our case studies can help you decide https://t.co/XJVxq5kqi1 https:… about 6 days ago

cCLOA members are invited to a workshop on developing commercial opportunities for archives @UkNatArchives 29/09 https://t.co/xCoMcyFFtH about 6 days ago

Save the date for the annual Culture, Tourism & Sport Conference - 22/23 Feb in Bristol @LGAculturesport https://t.co/Vq4G4yJb8a about 6 days ago

RT @CommonsCLG: We’re holding an inquiry into the future of public #parks. Find out more, including how to submit evidence, here: https://t… about 1 week ago

RT @CultureComProg: Our infographic shows models used by arts&cult orgs to engage in commissioning https://t.co/fMpzFUURab @ConsiliumAndy @… about 1 week ago

RT @LGAcomms: New survey shows councils have secured sporting legacy post London 2012: https://t.co/kOfSpa1ps1 https://t.co/FWzGCBvMv4 about 1 week ago