The National Leisure & Culture Forum

The National Leisure & Culture Forum was established in 2005 to bring together all the professional bodies representing those working across the cultural services in the public sector. NLCF new_logo

Jane Wilson, the Chair of Arts Development UK, is Chair of the NLCF, taking over from Mark Taylor of the Museums Association and previous to that, Iain Varah (Past Chair of Chief Culture & Leisure Officers Association)

The National Leisure & Culture Forum provides:

  • A single point of contact for public sector culture, sport and leisure
  • A mechanism for the development of common views on key current issues
  • A single body of sector leaders for consultation on policy and strategy direction
  • An efficient and effective means of coordinating activity across the sector
  • A representative voice for a large proportion of professionals involved in the culture, sport and leisure sector.

The National Leisure & Culture Forum was commissioned to deliver programmes to support the implementation of A Passion for Excellence including the Leading Learning programme developing future leaders in the cultural and sports sector and the Improvement Project, delivering CPD around improvement to ‘middle managers’ and producing advocacy/good practice documents.

The forum has 3 priorities for action;

  • Leadership and Advocacy for the sector
  • Delivering and supporting A Passion for Excellence
  • Communication to the whole of the sector.

NCF member organisations include:

Arts Development UK Arts Development UK
Business in Sport and Leisure

Business in Sport and Leisure

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Museums Association

Museums Association

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NLCF Leading Learning Programme

Society of Chief Librarians

Society of Chief Librarians

Sporta Sporta
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 Theatres Trust

 

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Theatrical Management Association

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Voluntary Arts

NCF supporting organisations include:

Department for Culture Media and Sport Department for Culture Media and Sport
Department for Communities and Local Government Department for Communities and Local Government
Local Government Group Local Government Group
Sport England Sport England
English Heritage English Heritage
Arts Council Arts Council