The Cultural Institute has three main aims: increase pioneering research collaborations with creative sector partners, widen cultural engagement and participation and 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.
What we do
Opportunity: 'I Belong' creative wellbeing sessions facilitators
The Cultural Institute and Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network invite applications from artists and creative facilitators to lead creative wellbeing sessions for students.
Funding awarded by Arts Council England to PLAY creative education scheme
£788,000 award will fund a series of ambitious children’s and young people’s projects, as part of the LEEDS 2023 cultural celebrations.
UK Languages learning in decline
The study of languages including French, German and Spanish has seen ‘significant decreases’ leading to a concern that language learning may disappear altogether in some ‘cold spots’ of the UK.
New exhibition explores Brutalist architecture
A new exhibition at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery explores the progressive architecture of the mid-twentieth century at the University of Leeds and beyond.
Graduate art prize winner announced
BA Fine Art student Astrid Butt has been awarded the 2022 Friends of University Art and Music Graduate prize.
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