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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Statement from Chair of 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.

As a CHEAD member, I would like to update you on the work that the Trustees and staff have prioritised on behalf of our membership at this very challenging time for us all.

The Coronavirus pandemic has almost instantly changed the way we work and behave, demanding us all to work and deliver our core business remotely within a remarkably short timeframe. We are deeply aware of the major impact the current situation is having on our members and our students in art, design, and creative higher education, as well as across the entire education sector and for our industry and cultural partners. We recognise the far-reaching impact and testing circumstances faced by our community, and we are committed to supporting and building resilience for our sector.

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Members

Art & design graduates each year

Value of research income in millions

Coronavirus Knowledge Hub

We know that our members are going to require additional support through this difficult period. We are available to work with you through this challenging time and have created a Coronavirus Knowledge Hub to bring together guidance, resources and information in one place.

Gallery Alliance

As part of its specialist professional networks, CHEAD supports a Gallery Alliance to provide a professional network for colleagues with Galleries and Collection in the CHEAD membership. The Alliance promotes knowledge and understanding throughout and beyond the gallery network and also promotes and shares best practice between members and associated gallery networks.

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

Statement from Chair of CHEAD

Covid-19 - Statement from our Chair, Professor Anita Taylor Update for CHEAD Members, Affiliates and Partners 23rd March 2020 Dear Colleagues, As a CHEAD member, I would like to update you on the work that the Trustees and staff have prioritised on behalf of our...

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#CreativeEducation2020

#Creative Education2020 At a packed event in the Houses of Parliament on 25th February 2020 CHEAD and APDIG hosted parliamentarians, members, industry representatives and guests in the Jubilee Room. Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art...

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Vacancy: Dean, Kingston School of Art

Kingston School of Art has established an exceptional reputation and it has become one the UK’s leading art and design educational institutions. The school combines a dedication to professionalism, innovation and experimentation with a commitment to working with its...

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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 Beckett University

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