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
CHEAD is delighted to announce the addition of a Technical Alliance to its range of sector specific networks.
This specialist Technical Alliance will bring together technicians, technical tutors and technical leaders.
Inclusive Learning, Digital Futures
Join us to hear from members with examples of inclusive learning and digital practice, developed in response to recent challenges. This will be an opportunity for members to share innovations and insights into inclusive learning and digital practice.
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
Design For Planet Festival: Register Now! CHEAD are attending this landmark, galvanising event and alongside supporting the Design Council's festival by attending in person, we are encouraging members, students and designers to attend the FREE online streamed...
Arts Emergency, a mentoring charity and support network that helps underrepresented young people get ahead in the creative and cultural industries are currently looking for arts and humanities professionals who would be interested in mentoring a young person in 2022....
Request kindly provide by Helen Turner, Associate Head, Fine Art, Illustration and Photography External Examiner – BA Illustration Opening Date:20 Sep 2021 Closing Date:31 Oct 2021 Institution: York St John University. Location: UK, Yorkshire The School of The Arts at...
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.