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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Mar 1
to
Jul 31

An exhibition exploring the visual and fictional representations of Gypsy and Traveller lives, in collaboration with Leeds GATE (Gypsy And Traveller Exchange) and the Gypsyville heritage group.

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.

May 18
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Jul 20

What does it mean to grow old? When and how does our youth “go”? Is there anything that we can do to get it back?

News

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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Dance can help young people's health and empowerment

Health, Arts & Culture
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Inaugural piano festival is prelude to international competition

Arts & Culture
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3D weaving innovation centre is part of £4.4m investment in Design

Technology, Arts & Culture
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Ideas festival gets underway across city

Arts & Culture
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Celebrating 'The Leeds' International Piano Competition

Arts & Culture
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