About Us

  • Inter/national sector alliances including private providers – CHEAD is developing a post-Brexit vision for a highly competitive UK art and design HE in the global HE sector. CHEAD aims to become a key enabler for the art and design HE sector and to enhance its profile within the UK, Europe, and globally.
  • Resilient relationships with policy decision makers and influencers – CHEAD is adopting an Open Policy approach working closely with BEIS/DfE and our member HEIs. We are scoping collaborative research into key policy issues whilst developing our partnerships with Policy Connect, NESTA, GuildHE, the arts, design and crafts Councils and other key influencers to promote the interests of art and design HE effectively in new and challenging contexts.
  • Growing creative industries and employer partnerships – CHEAD is engaging with new networks both in the global art and design HE and creative industries sectors.