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: The presentations from our Sport and Physical Activity Conference 5 December 2018 are now available. #LGACTS https://t… about 2 days ago

RT @DCMS: Are you a #museum or #gallery offering free entry? Find out if you’re eligible for a VAT refund and apply by 4th January ???? https:… about 2 days ago

@UKNatArcSector are hosting a free seminar to discuss wellbeing and wellbeing evaluation in terms of the different… https://t.co/V0XfvZoCNy about 2 days ago

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@DCMS Creative Careers Programme will be led by industry and will see leading industry figures working with schools… https://t.co/M3ogCsE84b about 1 week ago

@IanBrooke8 and @CateAtwater leading a session on 'Joining up the dots – How public, private and community sport an… https://t.co/i7kZmg7CEw about 1 week ago

RT @hayleylever: The @cCLOAssociation view of #systemschange @LGAculturesport https://t.co/iQqMMUxYPe about 1 week ago

RT @LGAculturesport: That concludes the day. Thank you so much to our excellent speakers - @hayleylever @idlehands12 @joemicheli94 @JulianWabout 1 week ago

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