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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  • Response to Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021 [read]

Latest from Twitter

#heritagestatement @DCMS outlines an ambition to strengthen the sector, through regeneration and placemaking, skill… https://t.co/84V0g7jJC7 about 1 days ago

Find out how to apply for some of the £1.5 million government funding to celebrate the centenary of women getting t… https://t.co/AHKBBXE5jL about 1 days ago

Active people, healthy places - new publication with 12 case studies showing different models for delivering sport… https://t.co/sfXB6Y632C about 1 week ago

Get involved in @WorkplaceChall and ‘make every minute count’, with ten-minute bitesize chunks of physical activity… https://t.co/djpOdmvWrR about 1 week ago

Congratulations to all the @Sport_England local pilots. @cCLOAssociation looks forward to following your journey a… https://t.co/ZviFuCWbDh about 1 week ago

RT @DCMSInsight: In 2016, @DCMS sectors contributed £249bn to the UK economy, 14.2 per cent of UK GVA. https://t.co/6FyPBZC5k1 https://t.coabout 2 weeks ago

RT @DCMS: New stats released today show UK #creativeindustries are going from strength to strength and are now one of our fastest growing i… about 2 weeks ago

RT: @FreedomLeisure are looking to recruit a Commercial Manager. https://t.co/3dCL3WFJ7N about 2 weeks ago

RT: @WhatWorksWB is reviewing evidence on how participating in outdoor recreation can affect the wellbeing of famil… https://t.co/4Yrb8XIY8W about 2 weeks ago

RT @UkNatArchives: Today marks the launch of our annual publication celebrating the work of the archives sector #AYearinArchives. As always… about 2 weeks ago