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.
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Blog Post: Love-bombing Higher Education and beyond
A new blog post provided by by Kai Syng Tan Associate Professor in Arts and Cultural Leadership Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
Women in Leadership
Read the working paper published after the 2023 Women in Leadership event, bringing together the outcomes from the break out sessions and conclusions and sign up for our event in May.
Annual Conference 2024
This conference will explore the past, present and future of art and design education and its capacity for impact and influence through purpose, policy and action for place, community, industry and social justice.
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This blog has kindly been provided by by Kai Syng Tan Associate Professor in Arts and Cultural Leadership Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton Portrait of author being interviewed by Japan Broadcasting Corporation as juror of Yamagata International...
Facing the social, economic, and political crisis through art & design The biggest challenge leaders across art and design Higher Education (HE) face involves the age-old problem of how to continue to inspire equity, diversity, and inclusion action while a...
Read the working paper published after the 2023 Women in Leadership event, bringing together the outcomes from the break out sessions and conclusions, institutional policy ‘asks’ and provocations. Bailey, R, Booth, S, Dormor, C., Jones, R. (2024). Women in...
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