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
The transposition to digital: Creative education in online spaces
Join us for a pop-up, pop-in mini ‘converence’ (a conference by conversation) discussing innovation in Designing for Digital Delivery.
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
In an open letter to the Secretaries of State for Universities and Science, Research and Innovation CHEAD outlined the need for policy to engage with arts, media and design higher education by valuing the sector’s extraordinary response to the Covid-19 crisis.
The Market for Craft Blog kindly provided by Julia Bennett, Head of Research and Policy, Crafts Council The Market for Craft shows how our passion for craft has never been greater - craft is increasingly important to consumers. The first report to identify and gauge...
COVID-19 and challenges for the design sector Article provided by Jack Tindale All-Party Parliamentary Group for Design and Innovation. Few sectors of the economy punch above their weight like design. According to research by the Design Council, the value of the...
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.