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
Systems and Structures for Decarbonising the University
Thursday 26th May, 10am – 12pm
Justice must be based on legitimacy, and climate justice is no exception. This means the procedure by which decisions are made—around reparations for climate loss and damage, sharing the global carbon budget, debt relief and climate financing— must be inclusive and transparent. This discussion will bring together people working in different ways towards actually decarbonising Higher Education.
Climate Justice: Decolonising Decarbonisation series
This series of creative and critical encounters brings together artists, designers, media makers and educators, including those from the Global South to ask, how might transformative pedagogies and anti-racist practices help integrate regenerative ecologies and restorative justice?
Focus on Programme Leader
Tuesday 14 June, 9.30am – 14.30pm
The Leadership Programme of seminars has been running for many years and is intended to support the development of the current and next generation of academic leaders in our sector. It is aimed at people such as Programme Leaders, Associate Deans and Heads of Department.
Technical Alliance Facing the Future: Identity, community, responsibility
Wednesday 20th July 2022, 9am – 5pm
This event will bring members of the CHEAD Technical Alliance together for the first time. There will be an opportunity for you to meet other technical specialists within your discipline and a chance to network and share experiences.
Latest News & Resources
We are inviting CHEAD member institutions to submit applications to convene the 2023 CHEAD Annual Conference. The CHEAD Annual Conference is a popular, member networking event, offering a platform for CHEAD member representatives to come together around a live sector...
CHEAD is issuing a call for applications for two co-opted Trustees. We are looking to co-opt a Trustee with demonstrable skills in PR & Campaigning and another with skills and experience in Business Development. Co-opted Trustees have a very important role on the...
The title of the NSEAD conference this year is Art Education: Leading together Supporting your career, inspiring every learner, protecting our subject The overarching theme is Strategic, transformational, and visionary leadership – together we can lead change for our...
Higher education art and design sits at the heart of the UK’s world leading creative industries. Visit our gallery to view more work produced within CHEAD member institutions.
In addition, we run a network for staff from CHEAD member galleries. Find out more information about the network.
Our reputation is built on world-leading teaching, alongside world-leading research, disseminated in the form of publications, exhibitions, installations and interventions.