The Council for Higher Education in Art & Design

CHEAD is the association of educational institutions with degree or postgraduate provision in art and design. 

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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.

Members

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? Join us to hear how CHEAD members have responded to the COVID-19 challenge that shows how creative education can respond to this new landscape.

Strategic Design Leadership

An online policy roundtable into Strategic Design Leadership and the role that design can play in the post-COVID recovery.

Research Alliance

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.

It was my first visit to such an event - having only recently been made course leader. I found the experience very valuable, not only in terms of the discussions and presentations but also as a social / networking event. It's good to feel part of a community. The organisation and hospitality was incredibly well organised and welcomed

– University of Cumbria

I have to say I thought the day was excellent - as per usual - each talk sparked many ideas of how we could make significant improvements in Portsmouth. I have decided that these need to be attended by more than one person from my School / Faculty going forward though, and then try and clear the day following to discuss and digest through follow up planning meetings! Thanks again for another excellent day and for all your hard work at CHEAD.

– University of Portsmouth

Latest News & Resources

Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Policy

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...

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CHEAD Research Alliance: Call for Strategy Group Members

CHEAD is issuing a call for applications for the role of CHEAD Research Alliance Strategy Group members for its Research Alliance. Two new Trustees and co-chairs of the Research Alliance, Professor Jake Kaner and Professor Sunil Manghani, were appointed in July 2020....

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New Trustee Appointments

The Council for Higher Education in Art and Design (CHEAD) is delighted to announce three new trustees, Michael Gorman, Professor Jake Kaner and Professor Sunil Manghani, who join the existing Board of Trustees. Michael Gorman, Senior Learning & Teaching Fellow at...

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Members’ Gallery

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.

Member Profiles

Newcastle University

Our reputation is built on world-leading teaching, alongside world-leading research, disseminated in the form of publications, exhibitions, installations and interventions.

Leeds School of Arts

Leeds School of Arts, with a history that spans over 170 years is united by a common goal: to encourage individuality, to inspire creativity, and to create impact.

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