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.


  • 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]

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RT @LGAculturesport: Our productivity experts programme helped Tullie House Museum and Carlisle Council to strengthen the museum's business… about 2 days ago

RT @xnleisure: Knowing your facility and knowing your members will enable you to survive while others fall by the wayside... Here's a hand… about 2 days ago

RT @CommLeisureUK: Huge thanks the independent judges of our Awards: Steven Chaytor, @Taraldillon @SAMHtweets @MichelleRob3rts @cCLOAssociaabout 2 days ago

Brand new senior role at Rotherham MBC leading the development of imaginative events, initiatives and engagement ac… https://t.co/AOI8CMn6hm about 2 days ago

RT @tphollingsworth: Last year @Sport_England survey highlighted challenge we have to get children & young people more active. Today we pub… about 2 days ago

RT @xnleisure: We recently worked with the University of Exeter to tighten their gym security using state of the art facial recognition sol… about 1 week ago

The County Sports Partnerships have changed their name to ‘Active Partnerships’ to better reflects their role and p… https://t.co/jCdoJs2uZI about 1 week ago

@LGAculturesport have published 'Culture-led regeneration: achieving inclusive and sustainable growth' with lots of… https://t.co/Q4EXJTDXJl about 2 weeks ago

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