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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Nov 22
to
Mar 17

Exploring the career of Yorkshire-based sculptor Austin Wright, a Gregory Fellow at the University from 1961-1964.

Nov 22
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Jan 8

Irresistible Distance explores artist Hondartza Fraga’s fascination with remote landscapes and our attempts to capture them.

Dec 7
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Mar 3

A free exhibition curated by MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of Leeds that tells the story of Yorkshire pottery from 18th century creamware to the legacy of Yorkshire pottery today

News

School of Music invests in new Steinway pianos

Arts & Culture, University
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Second DARE Art Prize open for applications

Arts & Culture, Science
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Single election broadcast influenced one third of viewers’ votes

Society & Politics, Arts & Culture
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Event celebrates Yorkshire’s first woman MP

Society & Politics, Arts & Culture
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Understanding Sikh activism in Britain

Society & Politics, Arts & Culture
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What can war teach today’s nurses about wound care?

Health, Arts & Culture
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Capital of Culture 2023 – the bid is in

Arts & Culture, University
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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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