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
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.
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
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...
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...
Re:Tension: Using Film and Debate to tackle racism in HE: A Toolkit and training session for universities
Re:Tension is a short 20 minute film that follows Thapelo, a bright and capable university student, on a day where he is unwittingly forced to question the judgements of his tutors and peers, and delve deeper into his own actions, choices and beliefs. Re:Tension...
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.