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]

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RT @xnleisure: A smooth and easy booking process will not only save your staff a load of hassle but it will keep your members happy too! I… about 5 days ago

RT @LibTaskforce: We're running a series of evaluation workshops with @audienceagents @ace_national and @DcmsLibraries. Find out how to sig… about 5 days ago

@LGANews pointing out that cutting discretionary services such as parks and green spaces and cultural services is a… https://t.co/oZJZqf7SLA about 1 week ago

RT @LGAculturesport: We have another of our highly praised Sports Leadership Essentials for cllrs coming up on the 28 Feb - 1 March at Warw… about 1 week ago

RT @LGAculturesport: Thought provoking set of recommendations in the #culturalcities report launched by @ace_national and @corecities today… about 1 week ago

RT @WhatWorksWB: To make our #evidence more accessible, we’ve pulled the key findings into a Knowledge Bank. It collates all the evidence s… about 1 week ago

RT @MaceGroup: Fantastic turn out last night at our private cinema screening of #APlasticOcean. Thank you to all our speakers for sharing t… about 2 weeks ago

Our Vice-Chair @tamerandhawk flying the @cCLOAssociation flag. https://t.co/B3W4obAO8K about 4 weeks ago

RT @madfamily75: Next up Lorna Lee Director of Culture Waltham Forest on London Borough of Culture 2019 how Museums and Archives integrated… about 4 weeks ago

RT @Sport_England: Our Under the Skin research breaks down young people into six personas, to help us understand how we can help them get a… about 4 weeks ago