Cultural engagement

The Cultural Institute promotes and integrates the University’s outstanding cultural attractions, creative resources, performance and exhibition spaces.

We coordinate cultural activity on campus, from the Leeds International Piano Competition, to annual activities for Light Night Leeds, and a long-standing partnership with Ilkley Literature Festival.

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The University plays an important part in the cultural life of the region, and the Cultural Institute has supported the city of Leeds in plans to celebrate culture through a year of artistic activity in 2023.