I thought it would be useful here to highlight a number of ‘overarching’ useful associations for areas that relate to our school. Please let me know of further additions that relate specifically to your subject so that we can include for you. Be good to include ‘independent’ collectives and other groups too in addition to the main associations, so please get in touch with those.


Across whole sector:

Cumulus  (International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media

CHEAD (The Council for Higher Education in Art and Design) 


Group for Learning in Art and Design

NSEAD (National Society for Education in Art and Design)

Design related:

Ico-International Council of Design (formely icograda)

Design Council

Crafts Council






Art related:

Elia The European League of Institutes of the Arts