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

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About Us

We are a point of contact for people who want access to the wide range of research expertise in the Faculties of Arts and Performance, Visual Arts and Communications as well as to the full multi-disciplinary strengths of the University of Leeds through the sector hubs network. Established in 2011 as one of 14 sector hubs in the University of Leeds we work to benefit the cultural and creative industries and to gain knowledge from the sector that improves the quality of our research.

The Team

27734952440_e9d8347830_m Sue Hayton

Research & Innovation Manager

0113 34 34803

16851 (1) Ann Sumner 

Head of Cultural Engagement

0113 34 30595,

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Project Manager

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Project Manager

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27937212471_c8ea968318_m Nichola Cassé

Information & Communications Officer

0113 34 33143

Jennifer Owen

Clerical Office

0113 34 33135

 27401360223_653daa7417_o Michael Kay

AHRC Project Officer

0113 34 37971

Contact us

Cultural & Creative Industries Exchange
University of Leeds
29-31 Clarendon Place
Leeds LS2 9JT

Twitter: @CCILeeds
Switchboard: +44 (0) 113 243 1751
Fax: +44 (0) 113 244 3923

Our Experience

With over 300 academics and researchers working on all aspects of the arts, cultural and creative industries we have extensive experience of working with partners, for example in collaboration on creative projects; co-production of products and services; influencing government policy as well as taking a critical approach to culture and creativity.

Our recent work...

From 2012 Arts & PVAC have worked with over 780 third, public and private sector individuals, companies and organisations. Of these, 200 have participated with academics in funded collaborations. Other work includes: joint workshops or events; provision of work placements and internships; CPD and innovation projects.

Creative Labs: Summer 2015 – DARE edition

The Summer 2015 edition of Leeds Creative Labs brought academics together with leading organisations in the performing arts for the first …

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Creative Labs: Spring 2015 – The Hepworth Wakefield edition

Remix The Gallery Our engagement with art, whether a physical artefact or piece of media, is increasingly mediated through digital …

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What people have said about working with us

Bloom Agency

“From an industry perspective it was extremely useful to be able to interact closely with academics in a partnership … We were given the opportunity to broaden our approach which has opened our minds to the potential versatility of our existing work processes.”