Welcome to CLOA

The Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA) represents senior strategic leaders managing public sector cultural, tourism and sport services. It works closely with central government and key national organisations to influence the development of national policies and to lobby for positive change in the cultural and leisure sectors. It is also a founder and leading member of the National Culture Forum.

cCLOA Memberships are open to all strategic leaders working directly in the public sector environment, and those who hold direct cross-sector managerial responsibility for a range of cultural, tourism and sport services.

The Association is not only important in its own right, but acts as the hub for many of the 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 a key agenda – a more equal and just society, providing its citizens with high quality opportunities for cultural and leisure that contribute significantly to quality of life.


  • Archives and local government [read]
  • Response to Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021 [read]
  • Pitch Grading Framework will raise playing surface standards ‘from the Ground Up’ [read]
  • Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist, culture at the heart of every community [read]

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RT Warwick Sport have a major recruitment drive underway https://t.co/VJmoHliXmo about 3 weeks ago

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#APPGAHW report makes recommendations including the creation of a new “strategic centre” to support good practice i… https://t.co/7p1dsFw044 about 3 weeks ago