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
Creative Resilience: Art Adapts
Is this a moment for creative education to re-frame the direction of travel and show a new way forward?
Access post event resources from our recent members event exploring how members have responded to the COVID-19 challenge and responded to this new landscape.
Art and Design Leadership in the here and now
A CHEAD Leadership Programme seminar providing key lightening presentations on dealing with the institutional struggle and how to flip from operationally focussed to strategic and the opportunities for delegates to bring current issues in a confidential environment.
As part of its specialist professional networks, CHEAD supports a Research Alliance for research focussed colleagues in the CHEAD membership. The Alliance supports research leadership and develops activities and resources to support researchers in the sector.
Latest News & Resources
CHEAD is delighted to announce a new partnership with Fashion Academics Creating Equality (FACE) which will facilitate a two-way exchange of resources. Recently, FACE took part in a CHEAD members event Creative Resilience: Art Adapts and have posted a blog piece...
Group for Learning in Art & Design (GLAD) 23rd Annual Conference Friday 23 April 2021 Calling students, researchers, lecturers, leaders, technical staff & members of professional services teams Call for Proposals for Papers, Workshops & Lightning Talks...
Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Policy. We would like to update members of the changes we have made to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) policy resulting from the leadership actions of our EDI working group who have been advising our Board of Trustees on...
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.