Our vision is to make Leeds a world-leading
The Cultural Institute has three main aims: to increase pioneering research collaborations with our partners, to widen cultural engagement and participation and to create more opportunities to extend the knowledge and build the skills of our students.
The Cultural Institute brings together academics and partners from across the cultural sector and beyond.
From performing and preserving Jewish music,
Facts and figures
- Leeds is
recognisedas a global centreof research and teaching excellence in the Arts and Humanities, regularly ranked by QS in the worlds top 100, with world-class archives and facilities.
are200 staff associated with the culture theme at the University.
- Our pioneering DARE collaboration with Opera North was awarded a £2m grant from the Arts Council to develop a CPD
programmein fundraising for UK arts professionals, and a National Summer School in Arts Fundraising and Leadership, the only one of its kind in Europe.
- Working with Yorkshire Dance, Biological Science researchers have illuminated the health benefits of dance for young people and older adults in Leeds.
- Since 2012 our faculties of Arts and Performance, Visual Arts and Communications have worked with over 780 third, public and private sector individuals, companies and
- We are creating the cultural entrepreneurs of the future through our
programmesof work-based professional development.
Yorkshire Year of the Textile
Research, artists commissions and public engagement activities to celebrate Yorkshires rich cultural heritage.
In collaboration with Opera
The archive looks at history, policy and public debate examining - culture and the public, health, science and the public, trauma and reconciliation and crime and public order.
Cities of culture
Cultural value explores how the arts,
Digital creativity seeks to
BBC archives: creating living resources through public collaboration and engagement
Read more about the BBC archives
Project performance: new approaches to digital projection practices
Read more about project performance
Exploring concepts of citizenship and national identity