Welcome to CLOA

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.


  • Partnership working key to delivering a quality, sustainable leisure provision [read]
  • Supporting local pubs [read]
  • Salt Ayre Leisure Centre – a real success story [read]
  • Archives and local government [read]

Latest from Twitter

Delighted to be in Brighton for the @cCLOAssociation Executive mtg today in the sumptuous rooms of the Royal Pavili… https://t.co/YxAwnlDvrZ about 3 days ago

RT @Sport_England: Schools can benefit from opening up their sports facilities to local community groups. Find out how! https://t.co/dbhEfqabout 4 days ago

RT @ace_national: We need your views! How can the arts and culture sector build a more resilient future? Have your say in our new survey: h… about 4 days ago

Once you’ve understood commissioner’s needs, the next step is to devise solutions that will deliver outcomes locall… https://t.co/x6o84PKbiT about 4 days ago

RT @LGAculturesport: Looking to create a stronger sense of identity in your area? Check out our Place branding toolkit https://t.co/VQHcSNJabout 5 days ago

RT @LGAculturesport: It’s not too early to think about Christmas - our research into the economic value of Christmas markets shows why you… about 5 days ago

RT @LibTaskforce: Reflections: https://t.co/nOmSgyyCrn < final post from @Kathy_Settle as she looks back on the last 3 years #LibraryAmbitiabout 2 weeks ago

Engaging in commissioning is all about building relationships and in this video https://t.co/zbt9Ce5txn Adam Baker… https://t.co/vq0KHpY2ms about 2 weeks ago

RT @xnleisure: Health and wellbeing company, LiveWire, launches one of the most dementia-friendly community facilities in the UK https://t.… about 2 weeks ago

RT @tamerandhawk: Delighted to represent @cCLOAssociation (which leads for local govt culture officers) in discussing @ace_national next t… about 3 weeks ago