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 enrolments each year

Value of research income in millions

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.

RIKE Alliance: REF2029 Symposium

Join members of the RIKE Alliance to reflect on the REF 2029 to hear from key speakers and to discuss some of the issues arising from the recent consultation.

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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Love-bombing Higher Education and beyond

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...

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Women in Leadership working paper

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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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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