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.

Jun 21
to
Sep 2

The Stanley & Audrey Gallery are proud to present a display of artwork created by local school children as part of the Footsteps into Art project.

Sep 1

A chance to see and handle a broad range of Japanese textiles at the main store of Leeds Museums and Galleries, in collaboration with ULITA. Free entry, booking essential.

News

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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Behind the scenes of a city’s season of triathlon

Arts & Culture
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New prize highlights talented student filmmakers

Arts & Culture
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A rare glimpse of Leeds' parks through time

Society & Politics, Arts & Culture
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Photo exhibition with an eye on Asia

Arts & Culture
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Revolutionary Russia revealed in Leeds

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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