Welcome to CLOA

National Leadership - Local voice

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.


  • New opportunities for cost effective leisure infrastructure [read]
  • Partnership working key to delivering a quality, sustainable leisure provision [read]
  • Supporting local pubs [read]
  • Salt Ayre Leisure Centre – a real success story [read]

Latest from Twitter

#Commissioning Jamie Burton @newforestdc talks about the challenges of working in a two-tier area, the importance o… https://t.co/GnzrofTZYX about 5 days ago

@DrJV75 has written a piece on the importance of employers supporting physical activity - to coincide with the laun… https://t.co/n8mZxs3ELZ about 6 days ago

RT @UKNatArcSector: Job Alert!! Are you interested in leading and transforming the Archive Sector? Do you have experience of service leader… about 6 days ago

RT @Sport_England: Give your funding application a boost by using the research and insight we invest in and host on our website ?? https:/… about 1 week ago

Want to know more about Creative Europe and opportunities to develop European partnerships? Why not register for… https://t.co/PiUoF5GD80 about 1 week ago

RT @ace_national: What is Museum & Gallery Exhibitions Tax Relief? Take a look at our FAQs, fact sheets and films to help you get to grips… about 1 week ago

RT @madfamily75: Come and join our team as Development Manager: London and Business archives. If you are committed to developing the archiv… about 1 week ago

RT @theTCPA: In our new report with @RamblersGB we asked 1000 people about their relationship with walking, looking at what's driving peop… about 1 week ago

#Commissioning This short video https://t.co/E56tKM1Yz1 features Mark Allman CLOA Past Chair and Durham Councillor… https://t.co/TcoM8YURiT about 2 weeks ago

Great to see this picture of our sponsor @MaceGroup getting involved in some volunteering. https://t.co/LRpK8jCIFd about 2 weeks ago