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
In the Spring 2023, a number of Trustee opportunities become available for those who want to play a significant part in the progress of an engaged, dynamic and active organisation, passionate about art and design higher education.
Annual Conference 2023
The CHEAD Annual Conference 2023 Creative Graduates: What is the Future Now? creates an opportunity to discuss the critical issues facing art and design education across the UK in 2023 and will facilitate, promote, and enhance debate.
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Calling all students of Colour We, a group of art students of colour based in the West Midlands are planning a gathering to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Black Art Group. Join us on Saturday 29th April 2023 at Wolverhampton School of Art for collective...
Call for proposals showcasing innovative methods of curriculum delivery aligned to Future Skills, employability and professional practice
We are issuing a call for proposals aligned to the CHEAD Annual Conference 2023: Creative Graduates: What is the Future Now? for colleagues to present innovative methods of curriculum delivery aligned to Future Skills, employability and professional practice; an...
Our reputation is built on world-leading teaching, alongside world-leading research, disseminated in the form of publications, exhibitions, installations and interventions.