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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Jun 25
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Jun 27

Annual British Society for Middle Eastern Studies conference on the theme of interdisciplinarity hosted in conjunction with Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Leeds.

Jun 27

Join comedian Gemma Arrowsmith to examine the unlikely intersection of comedy and climate change.

Jun 27

Do you only have five minutes to discover something new? Join us for a monthly staff pick introduction.

News

Poet Laureate announces inaugural prizewinner

Arts & Culture, University
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Leeds to be home of UK’s first Centre for Cultural Value

Arts & Culture
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Our Professor of Poetry is the UK’s next Poet Laureate

Arts & Culture, University
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Exploring Yorkshire Sculpture International

Arts & Culture
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Changing the relationship between disability and technology

Arts & Culture, Science
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Nature writing campaign aims to capture spring's arrival

Arts & Culture, Environment
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Swallows and Armenians – reappraising a children’s classic

Arts & Culture
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