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 @PollyCHamilton: Great new report on the impact of libraries on communities. @taibaky @ElenoreFisher @CultureLeisure @cCLOAssociation ht… about 2 days ago

RT @AllianceLeisure: Would you like to work with an award-winning leisure partner? https://t.co/ect4bBkzlX #TransformingLeisure https://t.c… about 3 days ago

Incoming Chair of cCLOA @IanBrooke8 reframes the challenges facing local authorities & cCLOA's role in meeting these https://t.co/aUnGscGPFX about 6 days ago

RT @DCMS: Congratulations to #Coventry #Paisley #StokeOnTrent #Sunderland & #Swansea, all shortlisted for #UKCityofCulture2021 https://t.coabout 6 days ago

Recognition that Parks & green spaces, culture and leisure are vital for a 'mentally healthy' place in New… https://t.co/4Z30LJC2eT about 1 week ago

New @Sport_England Families Fund now open to help change behaviour and get families active and playing sport togeth… https://t.co/ImBCunxije about 1 week ago

RT @Sport_England: We learnt so many valuable lessons from our #Sportivate project. Lesson 1 - work with a diverse range of partners to del… about 1 week ago

RT @Sport_England: Read our 5?? #iwill pledges to support youth social action: ???? https://t.co/oxJ4AqcFcQ https://t.co/DVUPVqkRLc about 1 week ago

In recognition of the evolving remit DCMS has had a name change to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and S… https://t.co/pswanNLhOy about 2 weeks ago

RT @JohnGlenUK: NEWS: We've launched our #CultureisDigital online platform - a conversation between govt & worlds of tech & culture https:/… about 2 weeks ago