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
February 13 2020 @ 10:00 am – 16:30 pm £190
As part of its specialist professional networks, CHEAD supports a Gallery Alliance to provide a professional network for colleagues with Galleries and Collection in the CHEAD membership. The Alliance promotes knowledge and understanding throughout and beyond the gallery network and also promotes and shares best practice between members and associated gallery networks.
Latest News & Resources
CHEAD has produced a resource for members in the form of an infographic to represent CHEAD, its members, key statistics for the ADM HE sector and the impact of the creative economy. We hope this resource will prove useful to support members to advocate our sector,...
The UK’s four higher education (HE) funding bodies have published the key documents that provide guidance to UK universities when submitting their research to the next Research Excellence Framework, REF 2021. The ‘Guidance on submissions' (REF 2019/01) details how UK...
CHEAD Trustees are shocked and saddened to learn of the recent death of Professor Elaine Thomas CBE. Elaine Thomas studied painting at Manchester Polytechnic before taking up a post as Fine Art lecturer at the Ulster Polytechnic in 1973. She remained in Northern...
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.