Cultural and Creative Industries Exchange


Year-long celebration of textiles finds a common thread for arts

Yorkshire’s rich textile heritage is providing… Read more »


Key new culture role at University of Leeds

A Head of Cultural Engagement has been appointed at the… Read more »


£50,000 awarded for 5 Cultural Engagement projects

Five projects at the University of Leeds have received… Read more »


What’s next?

Cultural & Creative Industries Exchange will expand its work and launch the Cultural Institute with a full and enhanced programme of activities in October 2016.

The Institute will provide a gateway to all things cultural at the University and help to boost our engagement with the cultural and creative industries sectors for the benefit of research, student education and cultural and creative production. We will continue to broker relationships between Leeds academics and an extended network of partner organisations.

We hope you will join us to learn more about how the Cultural Institute will boost our ability to work with partners on the co-creation of research which addresses the global problems of today, increase opportunities for students to engage with the creative and cultural sector, and open up


our cultural facilities and resources to a wider audience.

See below for some of our ongoing work over the summer, or follow @CCILeeds for latest updates

Our current work

Culture on Campus guide

Culture on Campus guide

Download our first-ever Culture on Campus to find out more about the rich diversity of cultural events and opportunities we offer throughout the year, including theatre, concerts, exhibitions, and student and artist-led activities. Some of these take place on campus and some beyond, with our partners in the region. We hope you will enjoy visiting our cultural venues, engaging with our campus spaces and participating in our programme of cultural events.

Yorkshire Year of the Textile

Yorkshire Year of the Textile

The Yorkshire Year of the Textile programme is inspired by Yorkshire’s rich textile heritage and focuses on creativity, innovation and new research. The project, awarded £98,500 Arts Council England funding, will feature textile and public art interventions, literary and performance strands with textiles as their theme, and events aimed at all ages and open to all. Read more

Leeds Creative Labs

Leeds Creative Labs

Leeds Creative Labs is an innovative programme aiming to spark collaborations between academics and creative innovators. By pairing creative professionals with researchers from the university in co-productive relationships, the initiative provides funding, inspiration and opportunity for artists and researchers to explore, innovate and take risks.

Ignite funding

Ignite funding

The Ignite knowledge exchange programme has been established to provide short-term funding of between £500 and £2000 for academics to develop a partnership project.

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