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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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.

Members

Art & design graduates each year

Value of research income in millions

Trustee Vacancies

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.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Alliance

Find out more about the new CHEAD Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Alliance

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

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CHEAD Members

Visit our members directory to view the profiles of CHEAD member institutions.

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 School of Arts

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

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