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]

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

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

RT @LGAculturesport: Together with @ace_national we are offering 10 library and 3 cultural peer challenges for local authorities. These ar… about 4 days ago

@cCLOAssociation are delighted to be attending a summit that will be exploring how our cultural and creative indust… https://t.co/PmW7kZJcqM about 5 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago

RT @DCMS: We're delighted to welcome @mimsdavies to #DCMS as the new Minister for #Sport and #CivilSociety about 1 week ago

RT @tracey_crouch: It is with great sadness I have resigned from one of the best jobs in Government. Thank you so much for all the very kin… about 1 week ago

If you manage your leisure facilities in-house, then we think @_activenet 2019 will be of interest to you/your faci… https://t.co/WRt7lwpyQX about 1 week ago