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.


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Latest from Twitter

RT @matthancock_MP: Delighted to be reappointed Minister of State for Digital & Culture by the PM. Big agenda, great people & lots to do. C… about 1 week ago

RT @Sport_England: How can we design and build our towns and cities to encourage physical activity? Introducing Active Design: https://t.c… about 1 week ago

RT @CultureComProg: How cultural commissioning can help management of long term conditions https://t.co/wzNM29Y0Mo @GlosCCG @regionalvoice about 2 weeks ago

Check out @Sport_England funding page - the focus of investment, current status inc. new fund opening dates https://t.co/hzrTav6PmM about 2 weeks ago

@cCLOAssociation Chair Mark Allman is looking forward to sharing the stage with @AndyJReed_OBE & @wardsteve @SportaUK AGM tomorrow. about 5 weeks ago

We’re seeking cCLOA members to join the Executive Committee and play a leading role in the Association's work - call 01473345385 for a chat. about 5 weeks ago

Visit to @britishlibrary to plan cCLOA AGM on 29 June; its a superb venue - don't forget to book your place… https://t.co/JtmZAsHXjO about 6 weeks ago

@Sport_England are looking for two Heads of Health. Find out more and apply - https://t.co/oI9g5mpkqT … before 21 May about 6 weeks ago

RT @Sport_England: The #inactivity map of Britain by @TheBHF. Let's work together to create an #ActiveNation. #mhaw17 https://t.co/ruX8about 6 weeks ago

@elevatearena - Thanks from @cCLOAssociation - #Elevate17 has been a great day, with high energy and an interesting programme. about 6 weeks ago