Case studies


  • 10/11/21

    Launching research to inform a new vision for partnership

    The pandemic presented a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine how the cultural sector works with higher education – to create a New Vision for Partnership that responds to the shift in sector priorities and ambitions, that supports recovery, builds resilience and…

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  • 27/05/21

    Join the CFN Steering Group

    Come and join us to help shape Culture Forum North and its future. Culture Forum North seeks to strengthen the diversity, skills and experience of its Steering Group. We are looking for 3 new members to join the Steering Group…

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  • 04/05/21

    6 May deadline to respond to threats of cuts to the arts

    A piece by Chris Walters for the Musicians Union highlights the 6 May deadline for responses to the Government’s announcement that it plans to impose a 50 percent funding cut to “high cost” subjects at higher education (HE) in England,…

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  • 23/04/21

    Call for information

    Creating a new Vision for higher education and cultural sector partnership. The tectonic shift in our sectors since March 2020 is reshaping our priorities and resources. We understand the pressing need to re-evaluate the potential and value of higher education…

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Culture Forum North is managed in partnership by the University of Leeds and Opera North.  Its operational home is within the Cultural Institute at the University of Leeds. Culture Forum North has over sixty partners from across the academic and cultural spectrum in the North.  We welcome new partners who share our ambition to lead cultural thought, learning and  practice through partnership.