CHEAD provides a voice for and on behalf of higher education art and design in the UK four nations advancing knowledge and understanding in the sector and promoting the sector’s interests to others. We carry out research, scan the policy horizon, brief our members, facilitate networking opportunities for senior staff from within and outside HE as well as helping to shape higher education art and design policy on our members’ behalf. We facilitate specialist internal networks supporting art and design research leaders, Subject Associations, and HE gallery leaders.
Art & design graduates each year
Value of research income in millions
Graduate Showcases 2021
Find links to all 2021 online graduate showcases from participating CHEAD members to promote and showcase this years cohort and celebrate their achievement.
Between Scholarship, Research and interdisciplinarity
Join members of the Research Alliance to discuss Scholarship, Research and interdisciplinarity
The CHEAD Research Alliance brings together researchers and researcher leaders within CHEAD members institutions and holds regular events for members of the Alliance throughout the year.
Latest News & Resources
0.5 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Critical & Cultural Studies at the University of Northampton As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Critical and Cultural Studies you will work with the Programme teams in BA Graphic Communication and BA Illustration to deliver and develop...
JUMPSTART - Proposal for UK-wide exhibition, September 2022 “Jumpstart” grows out of the pandemic period of 2020/21 where, for the first time in living memory, Gray’s School of Art has been unable to hold a physical degree show for our graduating students. The loss of...
FACE invites academics to poll 'current and recently graduated' Higher Education students. The aim of FACE is to measure how diverse and inclusive a student’s overall education currently is, in order to implement immediate changes within the National Student Survey...
Higher education art and design sits at the heart of the UK’s world leading creative industries. Visit our gallery to view more work produced within CHEAD member institutions.
In addition, we run a network for staff from CHEAD member galleries. Find out more information about the network.
Our reputation is built on world-leading teaching, alongside world-leading research, disseminated in the form of publications, exhibitions, installations and interventions.