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Advocacy – An open letter from CHEAD

In an open letter to Secretaries of State for Universities and Science, Research and Innovation CHEAD outlined the need for policy to engage with arts, media and design higher education by valuing the sector’s extraordinary response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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The Market for Craft

The Market for Craft  Blog kindly provided by Julia Bennett, Head of Research and Policy, Crafts Council The Market for Craft shows how our passion for craft has never been greater - craft is increasingly important to consumers. The first report to identify and gauge...

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Design Sector and Covid-19

COVID-19 and challenges for the design sector Article provided by Jack Tindale All-Party Parliamentary Group for Design and Innovation. Few sectors of the economy punch above their weight like design. According to research by the Design Council, the value of the...

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Statement from Chair of CHEAD

Dear Colleagues, I would like to begin by reaffirming to members the commitment of CHEAD to supporting and building resilience in our sector throughout this difficult period. Our work is guided and underpinned by strong engagement with our members, agile leadership...

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Call for a research focussed Co-opted Trustee

CHEAD is issuing a call for applications for a research focussed co-opted Trustee vacancy arising after CHEAD Trustee elections in April 2020. Co-opted Trustees have a very important role on the CHEAD Board of Trustees. They share the responsibility for governing...

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Covid-19 and the response from the Design Sector

COVID-19 and challenges for the design sector Thought piece provided by Jack Tindale All-Party Parliamentary Group for Design and Innovation. Few sectors of the economy punch above their weight like design. According to research by the Design Council, the value of the...

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CHEAD and the Crafts Council: COVID-19 Impact Survey

CHEAD and the Crafts Council are working collaboratively to support future and current craft professionals. Joined up surveying of our membership institutions is an early action to explore how higher education is adapting and sustaining provision to support students...

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Art competitions now open for entry

Parker Harris have provided the following information on the calls for entries and exhibitions running at the moment: Wales Contemporary, the first international art competition to celebrate Wales. Artists have the opportunity to win £12,000 in prizes and show their...

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Rescheduled Annual General Meeting 2020

Due to the original date for the CHEAD AGM being cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, CHEAD has rescheduled the AGM to take place on Wednesday 29th April 2020 at 15.00pm. Members will have received by email the CHEAD Report of Trustees 2018/19 including the draft...

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