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.


  • 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

Up to 4pm today to submit a case study on the role of local authorities in leading placemaking https://t.co/n0ABgOwt44 @LGAculturesport about 3 days ago

@cCLOAssociation is once again supporting @_activenet encouraging members to sign up for this free to attend ‘buyer… https://t.co/5xFR1HFpjd about 4 days ago

@cCLOAssociation are consulting on the future of the Leading Learning Programme – please take part in the survey https://t.co/HOJlz2wxMw about 5 days ago

RT @PHE_uk: We’ve published new #HealthProfiles for every local authority in England https://t.co/OdNAyIaImD #HealthData https://t.co/YxKZ1about 6 days ago

RT @LGAWellbeing: CHECK! Healthier food procurement. Case studies and links to guidance https://t.co/oYsaCacNjA @robinHEG @cCLOAssociationabout 6 days ago

RT @LibTaskforce: Libraries working with job seekers https://t.co/OWuoPNH88c < how people are being helped in @SolLibraries about 1 week ago

@sportrectweets have launched a guide to help parliamentarians become local champions for grassroots sport https://t.co/RfBXDOoVRj about 1 week ago

Don’t forget it's National Cycle to Work Day on Wednesday 14th September 2016! https://t.co/fb3LV7QSaM about 1 week ago

Been inspired to get active by our nations athletes? Then join the biggest ever sports day on Saturday! #IAmTeamGB https://t.co/kZRlAVdFsF about 4 weeks ago

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