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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About CHEAD

 

 

 

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

Research Ecosystem Symposium

This symposium will bring together members of the Research Alliance to hear from contributors addressing key aspects of the research ecosystem including: REF, early career researchers, the research horizon and the research community post COVID.

Meet our new Trustees

We are delighted to welcome four newly Trustees to our Board of Trustees: Dr Rod Adams, Northumbria University, Roger Bateman, Sheffield Hallam University, Professor Alistair Payne, Kingston University and Professor Richard Sawdon Smith, Norwich University of the Arts. Further information and profiles on each can be found on our goverance page.

Research Alliance

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.

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

Royal Opera House Design Challenge

Blog kindly provided by Sarah Waterman Project Manager, Design & Make Learning & Participation - ROH Bridge Programme Manager Essex Royal Opera House. In 2010 the Royal Opera House moved its set production facilities from east London to the new Bob and Tamar...

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Spend now, tax later

CHEAD responds to the Chancellor's March 2021 Budget. Blog piece provided by Sandra Booth, CHEAD Director of Policy. The budget provided a welcome confirmation of the Government’s commitment to the UK's ambitions for an innovation led recovery which will be supported...

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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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