Welcome to CLOA

National Leadership - Local voice

The Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) is the professional association for strategic leaders managing public sector Culture, Arts, Heritage, Tourism, Libraries, Parks, Sport and Leisure services.  We work closely with central government and key national organisations such as Arts Council England, Sport England and The National Archives to influence the development of national policies and to lobby for positive change within our sectors. 

CLOA Memberships are open to all those working directly in local government and those delivering services on behalf of the public sector.

The Association is not only important in its own right, but acts as the hub for many other 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 our vision - that every locality has a thriving, high quality and distinctive cultural and leisure offer.

CLOA Blog

  • New opportunities for cost effective leisure infrastructure [read]
  • Partnership working key to delivering a quality, sustainable leisure provision [read]
  • Supporting local pubs [read]
  • Salt Ayre Leisure Centre – a real success story [read]

Latest from Twitter

New name and branding for SPORTA @CommLeisureUK - same important role supporting leisure and culture trusts. https://t.co/pCXbNfcLt0 about 10 hours ago

RT @xnleisure: Our Electronic Point of Sale provides clear options and a variety of functions that allow you to focus on delivering great c… about 1 days ago

RT @voluntaryarts: Available now! ???? #MakingCommonCause: Exploring the Potential of Cultural Commoning as a free digital download. You can a… about 1 week ago

RT @WhatWorksWB: Our Places, Spaces and People evidence review found that libraries can provide valuable community spaces; this research fr… about 1 week ago

RT @LGAculturesport: Together with @ace_national we are offering 10 library and 3 cultural peer challenges for local authorities. These ar… about 1 week ago

@cCLOAssociation are delighted to be attending a summit that will be exploring how our cultural and creative indust… https://t.co/PmW7kZJcqM about 1 week ago

Really encouraging to see that physical activity is a key pillar of 'Better health for all: A new vision for preven… https://t.co/h9U0KUqcVv about 1 week ago

Final chance to sign up for 'Public leisure services for the future' on 12 November in London - it will be a fact-l… https://t.co/5X8hx4CUOw about 1 week ago

RT @Sport_England: People are more likely to get active if the facilities are there to help them. Read about all ???? principles of Active De… about 1 week ago

RT @DCMS: We're delighted to welcome @mimsdavies to #DCMS as the new Minister for #Sport and #CivilSociety about 2 weeks ago