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
to
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.

Mar 1
to
Jul 31

The Russian Revolution in 1917 dramatically changed the course of world history. This exhibition explores the eyewitness accounts of British families who were caught up in the tumultuous event.

Mar 15
to
Jul 15

A touring art exhibition celebrating the sculpture and drawings of Kenneth Armitage in the 1950s. Guest curated by Ann Elliott and supported by the Kenneth Armitage Foundation.

News

Photo exhibition with an eye on Asia

Arts & Culture
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Revolutionary Russia revealed in Leeds

Arts & Culture
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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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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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