Call for applications to convene the 2023 CHEAD Annual Conference 

May 15, 2022

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 theme for debate and discussion. Each year the conference is hosted by a different member institution that works closely with CHEAD Trustees and Director to organise the conference around an agreed theme. The annual conference aims to bring together speakers, contributors and facilitators to engage with debates relevant to the art and design HE community.

Past conferences have included:

2015 Brighton Communicating Insights
2016 Bath Art School – Location – Agency
2017 Edinburgh Global Connections Through Arts, Design and Media – Brexit and Beyond
2018 Cardiff Creative ecologies and sustainable industries
2019 Sheffield Unbounded: The Agency of Art and Design
2020 Cancelled The Challenge of Change: The value of creative education supporting inclusion and diversity
2021 Virtual The Challenge of Normal: Living with Change
2022 Newcastle The Civic Agenda: Art and Design Engaged


The CHEAD Annual Conference brings your institution to the attention of the art and design HE community and offers delegates the opportunity to visit places and creative industries of interest in your city or region.

Download the application guidance document
Complete and submit the application form

Deadline for applications: 6pm, Friday 24th June 2022

Please submit your application via the Director of Membership and Operations, Anna Maloney:

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