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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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New economic indicators for Creative Industries

Newly released infographics demonstrate the economic impact of the creative industries sector. The Gross Value Added (GVA) of the UK creative industries was provisionally estimated at £115.9bn in 2019 current prices, before the disruption caused by the COVID-19 global...

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CHEAD joins a new Visual Arts Alliance

The Contemporary Visual Arts Network CVAN plans to launch a new initiative by inviting sector representative organisations to come together and form an alliance for the visual arts. The new alliance is drafting a shared mission statement and agreeing objectives which...

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In conversation with Greg Clark MP

In conversation with Greg Clark MP - Wednesday 28th October, 2020 – Write Up. As part of Policy Connect’s “In conversation with…” event series, CEO Jonathan Shaw spoke with Greg Clark MP to discuss his role as Chair of the Science and Technology Committee. The event...

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Visual Arts: The Beating Heart and Soul of Building Back Better

CVAN, APDIG and a-n are delighted to launch their latest report, produced in collaboration with Contemporary Visual Arts Network. Visual Arts: The Beating Heart and Soul of Building Back Better calls for Government to exploit the potential of the Visual Arts sector to...

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity update

New partnership to inform CHEAD EDI programme. Shades of Noir: Knowledge Exchange Centre for Race and Practice-Based Social Justice are pleased to announce their recent partnership with The Council for Higher Education in Art and Design (CHEAD). “We are delighted to...

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Strategic Design Leadership

The All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group and the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design, were delighted to host an online workshop on Strategic Design Leadership on Wednesday 4th November 2020. The event was led by John Howell OBE MP, Co-Chair...

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AI and Creative Industries

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...

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