Attenborough Arts Centre and the University of Leicester are uniquely positioned to explore new ways of supporting collaborations between arts, culture and research.

Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the UK, both institutions engage with communities locally, regionally, nationally and globally to effect real world change. The University of Leicester is a top 30 University research institution. The world-leading research the University is known for depends on creative thinking and we play a key role in the University of Leicester’s submissions to the Research Excellence Framework, Knowledge Exchange Framework and Teaching Excellence Framework.
The Fielding Johnson building on the University of Leicester campus on a sunny day.
Attenborough Arts Centre brings artists to work with world-leading academics at the University of Leicester on ground-breaking research in a range of fields. We prioritise two-way collaboration in which artists help academics achieve greater impact and depth of public engagement, and academics provide specialist knowledge and expertise to artists which inspire new creative ideas and artworks. We also work with researchers from other universities around the UK.