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.


  • 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

Two Engagement Manager posts working @UkNatArchives supporting archives in the East and London. https://t.co/lECFhWRNWH about 1 week ago

RT @Sport_England: We've learnt so much about how we can work together to tackle #inactivity – check out our 10 key principles. https://t.… about 1 week ago

RT @LGAculturesport: LGA Museums survey results - challenges and opportunities for museums and councils https://t.co/Nfq23Njysf about 2 weeks ago

#heartsforthearts nominations close at midnight - still time to nominate your arts team for the great work they do! https://t.co/b4PzDWFGNO about 3 weeks ago

RT @ace_national: Read @PeterBazalgette speech to @Creative_Fed on The Business of the Arts in full: https://t.co/MdphQoEbhu #FedBusiness about 3 weeks ago

ukactive chair @Tanni_GT calls for £1bn regeneration to save NHS by transforming UK's ageing leisure centres into p… https://t.co/7ZLTgqG2Tq about 3 weeks ago

This year’s @artsdevuk survey shows the continued and gradual erosion of funding for the arts - worrying times. https://t.co/fnpSXVo1TD about 3 weeks ago

cCLOA members can enjoy the same rate as Arts Development UK Members - so book your place! https://t.co/GjAse8obkw about 3 weeks ago

@UkNatArchives want your views to help co-create an action plan to support the new strategic vision - get involved… https://t.co/wP0HBHFdjB about 3 weeks ago

RT @Sport_England: Our #MOVES tool has been rebooted. Use our tool to discover how your investment impacts on health outcomes. https://t.coabout 4 weeks ago