Welcome to CLOA

The Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA) 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. 

cCLOA 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

In our latest blog James Foley @AllianceLeisure, highlights how local authorities can drive participation by engagi… https://t.co/Ge7uzW4ZJy about 1 days ago

RT @LGAculturesport: LGA backs campaign to protect live music venues https://t.co/YVsn4MxLlr about 1 days ago

RT @WhatWorksWB: Our first review of #2018 is out! The evidence shows that engaging in the visual arts for adults with mental health condit… about 1 days ago

Margot James MP has been promoted to Culture Minister, her brief includes broadband communications, heritage, creat… https://t.co/PrPRsTCC6P about 1 week ago

RT @Number10gov: Matt Hancock MP becomes Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport @DCMS #CabinetReshuffle https://t.co/nE6Sabout 1 week ago

RT @theTCPA: The benefits of considering health and placemaking in the design of new communities. Included in our new practical guide on he… about 1 week ago

RT: UK Christmas markets go from strength to strength, rivalling the long-established European markets as places to… https://t.co/XByKi1ENZT about 2 weeks ago

@CultureLPool has estimated that for every £1 invested in the cultural sector, £10 is brought back into the city of… https://t.co/7pzp6rlY72 about 3 weeks ago

RT @weareforthearts: All we want for Christmas is……..recognition of the arts as an economic driver https://t.co/eQRgjpDyoC about 4 weeks ago

#heritagestatement @DCMS outlines an ambition to strengthen the sector, through regeneration and placemaking, skill… https://t.co/84V0g7jJC7 about 5 weeks ago