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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Sep 2
to
Aug 1

Who was Herbert Read? Discover the life of an anarchist, art critic and poet.

Sep 4
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Sep 25

Drop in and write with us every Wednesday afternoon at the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery.

Sep 9
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Dec 9

Celebrate the International Textile Collection joining Special Collections in this new display.

News

New Executive Dean for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

University, Arts & Culture
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New chapter in Ilkley Literary Festival partnership

Arts & Culture, University
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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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