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
2020 Graduate Showcases
CHEAD is partnering with the Crafts Council to promote and showcase this years cohort and celebrate their achievement. Online graduate showcases from participating CHEAD members are listed together with expected launch dates.
Browse essential resources, guidance and information, grouped and updated on a regular basis in our members knowledge hub
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.
Latest News & Resources
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....
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...
This guest blog is kindly provided by John Davies NESTA. The Art in the Artificial. The implications of AI for the creative industries and how we should respond. The use and influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the creative industries is growing. AI...
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.