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 enrolments each year
Value of research income in millions
Technical Alliance event: Community and Connection
This event will bring members of the CHEAD Technical Alliance together and is an opportunity for members to meet other technical specialists to network and share experiences.
Meet CHEAD’s new Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity
Sophie Amono joins CHEAD from September to support CHEAD in the dynamic leadership in the area of CHEAD’s strategic priority of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity.
Trustee Workshop and Q&A
We are looking for new Trustees to join CHEAD in the Spring of 2024. If you’re interested in becoming a Trustee, but aren’t sure if its for you, then join us for an informal question and answer workshop with CHEAD Trustee
Latest News & Resources
Blog Post 3: The State and art & design education in England: Part Two, appreciation and the National Curriculum
This blog is the third in a series and has kindly been provided by Vanessa Corby Professor Theory, History and Practice of Art York St John University In England the National Curriculum for Art and Design from Key Stage 1 to 3 (ages four to fourteen) hinges on the...
CHEAD Members Showcase Event November 2023 Creative Graduates: Innovations in Practice 21 November 2023, 9.30am – 13.30pm, Online via Teams CHEAD is planning a CHEAD Conference follow up members event in November to showcase presentations on innovative methods of...
Date and timeWednesday, 4 October 202309.00 - 19.00 LocationMuseum of Making,Derby,DE1 3AF Or Online This conference has been designed to take place alongside the Shedding Light on Long Covid Sci-Art Public Realm Research Project, installed at the Museum of Making and...
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