cCLOA AGM and Members Meeting 2017

This annual event featured a range of high profile key note speakers and offered delegates an opportunity to reflect on the contribution culture and leisure makes towards wellbeing.  Presentations and papers from the Annual General Meeting are available for download.

Location: The British Library, London  Date: Thursday 29 June

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Culture, Tourism & Sport Conference

This national conference looked beyond our sector and debate how devolution, changes to local government funding and wider public service reform, could open up new delivery and investment models for culture, tourism and sport.

Location: Bristol Date: 22nd - 23rd February 2017

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What Next? national event

cCLOA Vice-Chair, Polly Hamilton lead a session on Placemaking at the national What next? event.

Location: Camden Centre, London

Date: Monday 17 October 2016

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CLOA AGM & Members Meeting 2016

This annual event was themed around Placemaking and also featured the recently launched Sport England strategy.

Presentations for all our key note speakers and papers from the Annual General Meeting are available for download.

Location: The International Centre, Telford  Date: Tuesday 28 June 16

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A New Strategy for Culture: Boosting Access to Arts, Heritage & Culture

The Culture White Paper, the first strategy for arts and culture in more than 50 years, was published in March.

It sets out the Government's ambitions for the cultural sectors. Headline actions include a new expectation that all publicly-funded arts organisations must increase access for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, reviews of Museums, Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund and a new 'Great Place Scheme' to make culture a core part of local authority plans. 

Polly Hamilton, Head of Culture, Heritage, Libraries and Arts at Blackpool Council and cCLOA Vice-Chair gave a presentation at the Westminster Briefing event on 'Improving Partnership Working' which covered:

  • Putting culture at the core
  • The Great Places scheme
  • Developing local and national partnerships

You can view the presentation pptxhere.   Polly has also prepared a pdfshort briefing note on the DCMS Great Places Scheme, which is shortly due to launch.

Location: Victoria, London                                             Date: 12 July 16