Statement from Chair of CHEAD
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.
As a CHEAD member, I would like to update you on the work that the Trustees and staff have prioritised on behalf of our membership at this very challenging time for us all.
The Coronavirus pandemic has almost instantly changed the way we work and behave, demanding us all to work and deliver our core business remotely within a remarkably short timeframe. We are deeply aware of the major impact the current situation is having on our members and our students in art, design, and creative higher education, as well as across the entire education sector and for our industry and cultural partners. We recognise the far-reaching impact and testing circumstances faced by our community, and we are committed to supporting and building resilience for our sector.
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Art & design graduates each year
Value of research income in millions
Coronavirus Knowledge Hub
We know that our members are going to require additional support through this difficult period. We are available to work with you through this challenging time and have created a Coronavirus Knowledge Hub to bring together guidance, resources and information in one place.
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.
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