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.

CLOA Blog

  • 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 Andrea Keeble & Simon Farrow @haringeycouncil talk about the commissioning cycle and how adopting a… https://t.co/b077xv7MVp about 4 days ago

Great case study on how selling tickets in supermarket pop-up box offices attracts new audiences and also creates v… https://t.co/m9xaWzTmn3 about 4 days ago

RT @sportrectweets: NEW PODCAST: @jamesallenw is joined by @Imbraid of @DOCIA_sport for a second podcast on sport & mental health. This tim… about 4 days ago

RT @LGAculturesport: Wondering what the select cttee inquiry into public parks and the Government's Parks Action Group means for your counc… about 5 days ago

RT @PollyCHamilton: Join the conversation on leadership in the North... https://t.co/xKjCxxLu8L about 5 days ago

RT @_ukactive: “For too long the NHS has shouldered the burden of society's unhealthy lifestyles. A radical and imaginative move like this… about 1 week ago

RT @MaceGroup: Do you remember when the Shard looked like this? Check out this aerial construction footage from the archive. The Shard now… about 1 week ago

RT @HistoricEngland: The 1980s have become history. Today we announce the listing of a number of Post-Modern buildings across the country… about 1 week ago

RT @Sport_England: Looking for something to do this weekend? ???? It is #NationalWalkingMonth so why not get your boots on and take on one of… about 1 week ago

RT @LGAculturesport: Find out more at our Action on Parks conference - 24 May. Free to LGA members. https://t.co/1r8hBTRIpR https://t.co/nabout 1 week ago