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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Jan 26
to
May 5

This new exhibition at The Bowes Museum, curated by Dr Mark Westgarth, looks at the role of antiques dealers over the last 200 years.

Mar 15
to
Jun 19

Above the Noise is a new exhibition bringing together 15 stories from Bradford in a variety of forms — from words and photographs to sound installations and new artworks.

May 1

The Showcase, featuring an exhibition and workshops, is part of the Leeds Digital Festival and highlights the very best in digital technology that the University has to offer.

News

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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Opening up pioneering Jewish historian’s treasured collection

Arts & Culture
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SOLD! The antiques trade gets its first museum exhibition

Arts & Culture, Business & Economy
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Poetry prize aims to nurture new talent

Arts & Culture
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Light Night 2018 on campus

Arts & Culture, University
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