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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Aug 22

Join us on a walk around the University of Leeds campus to explore our collection of Public Art.

Sep 14

Discover the sculptural heartbeat of Leeds, from the energetic Legs Walking by Kenneth Armitage to Quentin Bell’s eye-catching 'The Dreamer'.

Sep 14

Come and see our Marks in Time Exhibition and enjoy an Archivist's Talk on our CC41 Utility Clothing collection. You'll also have the rare opportunity to view highlights from the collection.

News

First independent report into UK Hajj industry

Society & Politics, Arts & Culture
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The words on the street: new public art

Arts & Culture, University
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Making Leeds Medieval: University turns back the clock

Arts & Culture, Global
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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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