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 25
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Dec 13

Focusing on textiles from West Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Indonesia, this exhibition investigates principal resist-dyeing techniques, including from batik to ikat.

Jun 26
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Sep 23

This powerful exhibition of portraits by Olivia Hemingway features patients, families, volunteers and staff from St Gemma's Hospice. Discover their stories and go behind the scenes of you hospice.

Aug 15
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Nov 3

A prize show and exhibition showcasing the work of recent BA Fine Art and BA Art and Design graduates of the University of Leeds.

News

And the Leeds International Piano Competition winner is…

Arts & Culture, Global
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Leeds shares massive R&D boost for UK’s creative industries

Arts & Culture, Business & Economy
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Coming to a platform near you … Leeds Piano Trail

Arts & Culture, University
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Nurturing the next generation of skilled researchers

Arts & Culture, University
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University plays biggest role yet in Ilkley Literature Festival

Arts & Culture
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Tuning up for imaginative new piano competition programme

Arts & Culture, University
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Shaping an exciting new celebration of sculpture

Arts & Culture
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