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
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Between Scholarship, Research and interdisciplinarity
Join members of the Research Alliance to discuss Scholarship, Research and interdisciplinarity
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
Kindly provided by Parker Harris Exhibition opportunity for UK-based artists! The @colourpenciluks is inviting artists to show their work at the @oxotowerwharf. There will be a range of prizes, including the Best Picture Award, worth £1,000. The UK Coloured Pencil...
Special Edition Decolonising Arts Education and a Call for Papers ‘LGBTQI+ Embracing Pedagogies in Higher Education Art and Design’
Professor Susan Orr, York St John University, UK has very kindly provided the following updates for Members. Calling all Decolonising Warriors. Volume (20): Issue (1) Cover date: 2021 Dr Dori Tunstall has guest edited a special edition of the Journal Art, Design and...
WHAT IS THE DESIGN CHALLENGE? Design Challenge is a completely FREE Royal Opera House national learning programme and competition, open to any students from Year 10 upwards. Design Challenge allows students to develop their design skills as they follow a live brief...
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.