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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Apr 11
to
Dec 7

This exhibition celebrates ‘katagami’: Japanese resist dyeing stencils. Although produced simply as tools, in recent years the katagami have come to be appreciated as beautiful objects themselves.

Sep 29
to
Oct 31

The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies hosts a significant new body of work to launch the autumn public programme of exhibitions and talks.

Oct 26

Free Institute of Physics talk, everyone welcome!

News

Updating the most comprehensive dialect survey ever

Arts & Culture, Society & Politics
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Lighting up the campus

Arts & Culture
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Simon Armitage comes full circle with Professor of Poetry post

Arts & Culture
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Prestigious Steinway status provides key upgrade

Arts & Culture
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Cooks and their books – recipes from Romans to the present

Arts & Culture
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Capital of Culture bid enters crucial phase

University, Arts & Culture
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Making Leeds medieval: Knights, scholars and a famous throne

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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