What do we do?
Explore this web site and you will have a good idea of what we do!
You can find a list of membership benefits in the
Membership section of this site.
In brief, we aim to promote, and when necessary defend, the
interests of art, craft and design education, acting always on the advice
of members through a democratically elected council. This is achieved
through representation on important national and regional bodies and through
maintaining an effective dialogue with central government and its various
agencies throughout the United Kingdom.
We see our role as providing a coherent and comprehensive source of information
for art and design teachers and lecturers. We aim to continually define
and reassess policies in all areas of art, craft and design education,
disseminating new ideas, research and good practice, and providing a forum
for discussion. We achieve this through activities such as publishing
(on-line, newsletter, journal and books), specialist book-selling, conference
organisation, and by providing teaching resources and extensive in-service
We maintain contacts with other societies and groups which have an interest
in the subject and, whenever possible, we assist in co-ordinating and
presenting a united view.
Also, we safeguard the interests and protect the employment of those members
in eligible membership categories by offering support and access to legal advice
and assistance in professional matters whenever possible or desirable.
To download the NSEAD Constitution and Rules in PDF format