The Cultural Institute has three main aims: to increase pioneering research collaborations with creative sector partners, to widen cultural engagement and participation and to build the skills of our students.

We thrive on ideas from the creative and cultural sector and nurture partnership between arts professionals, researchers and students from all disciplines.

We are strengthening our position as a global centre of research and teaching excellence in culture, building sustainable partnerships in a city, region and nation rich in artistic innovation and cultural aspiration.

Research

Pioneering research with our partners

Research

Cultural engagement

Widening cultural engagement and participation

Cultural engagement

Working with students

Building opportunities and skills

Working with students

Our partnerships

Creative collaboration

Our partnerships

Events

Upcoming Events

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Feb 11
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Jun 10

An exhibition of artists' books from Special Collections which explores thematic, visual and other formal relationships between books produced over time. Free and open to all.

Feb 28

Public reading by two visiting Japanese novelists, in conversation with their English translator and the critic Suzi Feay.

Mar 1

Join the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery to celebrate the opening of the special exhibition, 'Caught in the Russian Revolution: The British Community in Petrograd, 1917-1918'.

News

Official launch of bid for European Capital of Culture 2023

University, Arts & Culture
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Breaking sonic boundaries: DARE Art Prize winner announced

Arts & Culture, Science
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New resource offers unique insight into life and death in Leeds

Arts & Culture, Society & Politics, University
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DARE Art Prize shortlist announced

Arts & Culture, Science, University
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Step into Leeds’ theatrical past with new heritage walking trail

Arts & Culture
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Cultural Institute heralds a new era of artistic endeavour

Arts & Culture
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Events explore what it means to be human

Arts & Culture, Society & Politics
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Find out more about us in the guide to the Cultural Institute, and download the Culture on Campus brochure for current and upcoming events

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