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]

Latest from Twitter

Check out this key post within Barnsley’s Culture and Visitor Economy Service. Closing date 25 July 2018. https://t.co/Ea8TrJj0uZ about 3 days ago

RT @LGAculturesport: It’s official - spending time outside is good for you - Press Release - UEA https://t.co/5CtvzZfide #UEA about 1 week ago

@cCLOAssociation supports @sportrectweets campaign to enshrine the fundamental right of all children to be active. https://t.co/Nd7WEGQww3 about 1 week ago

RT @sportrectweets: NEW VACANCY: We are looking for a Parliamentary and Policy Officer who will help us to protect and promote our members’… about 1 week ago

@TCPAHealth @DurhamCouncil @Sport_England Glad you found it useful. There's not a publication as such, but a whole… https://t.co/yW2UTJDKK2 about 1 week ago

RT @UKNatArcSector: We have published 'Archives Unlocked – Delivering the Vision 2018-19' today, with an update on delivery and plans for t… about 1 week ago

The final video in our #Commissioning series brings together all the key people involved @DurhamCouncil and offers… https://t.co/Vre2rs0ZMp about 1 week ago

RT @DCMS: DCMS Permanent Secretary Dame Sue Owen welcomes Jeremy Wright as the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport… about 1 week ago

RT @UKNatArcSector: Are you looking for a new CMS for your archive? Not even sure of the range of options out there? Then look no further -… about 2 weeks ago

We’ve pulled together some 'Top tips' https://t.co/KP6beKK5af from the practitioners involved in our #Commissioning… https://t.co/6WcnebWdEE about 2 weeks ago