Join the CLA Advisory Panel

14 June 2021

The Advisory Panel provides sector insight, advice, and information relevant to the delivery of the CLA’s overall aims and objectives. It is made up of representatives of both the cultural and education sectors, and other key stakeholders in the core work of the Alliance. Applications are now open to join the panel. Deadline 12 July.

The work of the CLA

The Cultural Learning Alliance (CLA) consults with colleagues in the fields of education, arts, culture and heritage to inform calls to action and research. It creates the tools that the education, arts and cultural sectors need to advocate for the place and importance of arts and culture in every child’s life.

We have a specific focus on social justice; this informs our approach and decision making. We are anti-racist, and support calls for a culturally representative curriculum as well as arts and education workforce.

Governance structure

There are two core groups which support the CLA in the development of its thinking and advocacy: a Strategy Group and an Advisory Panel. The CLA Strategy Group provides the governance structure for the CLA and agrees, monitors and reviews the overall aims and objectives of the CLA. The delivery of the work of the CLA, overseen by the Strategy Group, is undertaken by the Co-Directors.

Membership of the Advisory Panel is by annual open recruitment or by invitation from the CLA Directors and Strategy Group.


The Advisory Panel meets up to four times a year. The majority of meetings are online with one meeting a year in person in London. The CLA will support all access costs for Advisory Panel members, and will work with colleagues to structure the meetings to meet the needs of everyone. 

If you are unwaged, or your time to attend Advisory Panel meetings will not be covered by your employer you can also apply for one of seven honorariums we have available of £100 per Advisory Panel meeting attended.

Download the full Advisory Panel Terms of Reference and CLA aims and objectives 2021-23.

Apply to join the CLA Advisory Panel

Please fill in the short application form by the 12 July.

We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnically diverse backgrounds, from those who identify as disabled, and from those working in Wales, Northern Ireland, North East England and Yorkshire.

If you’d like to speak to us before applying, if you have any access needs, would like to submit your application in an alternative format, or if you’d like any support with the application please email