Some key parts of this site are only fully accessible if you are a member of the NSEAD or if you have bought temporary web site access. More...

Members Login:

Username help!

Pay the NSEAD online
To pay any NSEAD invoice, bill or Membership Renewal or make a donation by credit or debit card, click here.


NSEAD Survey Report 2015-16

The report documents the findings of NSEAD's largest and most comprehensive survey to date and answers the question: 'In the last five years how has government policy impacted on art, craft and design education?'More...

The APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education, 3 May 2016

Informing, sharing and debating art, craft and design in the House of Commons.

New research shows an overall decline in art, craft and design qualification completions

New research by NSEAD indicates there has been an overall decline in art, craft and design qualification completions in the last five years. More...

NSEAD responds to the White Paper

NSEAD has published an initial response to the government's white paper Education Excellence Everywhere, 17 March. A formal response to Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education and Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools will follow.

#CreativeJourneys films - career choices in and advocacy for art and design

This fantastic new film explains why studying art and design and design and technology have value – value in terms of learning and value in terms of career choice. More...

New figures published by the DCMS

New figures published today reveal that the UK’s Creative Industries are now worth £84.1 billion per year to the UK economy and that the sector growing at almost twice the rate of the wider UK economy.

Generation Art: Young Artists on Tour film

This short film shows the outstanding and wide-ranging work submitted to Generation Art.

New film: A message from Bob and Roberta Smith

In partnership with our colleagues at the Campaign for Drawing we have commissioned a film of our patron Bob and Roberta Smith talking about why we should teach art in schools. More...

Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth, The 2015 Report by the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value

The Warwick Commission's report, Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth calls on the Government and Ofsted to ensure all children up to 16 receive a broad cultural education and urge that no school should be designated "outstanding" without evidence of an excellent cultural and creative education.

Art and Design Jobs

Advertise here

If you are currently a member of NSEAD, or become a member of NSEAD during 2015-16, you (your school, college or university) can advertise an art and design educator post here for free. Contact NSEAD for more information. If you are not a member, but wish to advertise a vacancy, please contact NSEAD for information and fees.

Lecturer in Photography

Creative Industries School
Kingston College

Salary £21,210 - £38,299 per annum, incl. London Allowance

This vacancy has been placed on Kingston College’s @Jobs_KC on Twitter and Facebook, along with the College’s website and KC Online.

Closing date: 7th June 2016
Interview date: 10th June 2016

Goldsmiths - University of London

Lecturer in Art and Design Education

Reporting to the Head of Department you will contribute to the teaching, assessment and support of programmes in Art and Design Education across all programmes.

Closing date: 5 June
Interviews: week commencing 13 June 2016

You should hold a Masters and have Qualified Teacher Status.

Regional Network Groups

This new section of the website seeks to showcase existing regional network groups and provide information and support for members looking to join or set up a new network group.

Trade Union support

NSEAD is an independent trade union

Teachers, Newly Qualified Teachers and Newly Qualified Lecturers, and Life Members in the United Kingdom have the option to receive full trade union benefits. For a membership fee comparable to other unions the NSEAD provides not only trade union services but all the functions of a specialist subject association and learned society.

School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2013

Following the acceptance of the recommendations in the School Teachers’ Review Body's 21st report of 5 December 2012, the government has now published the draft School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document together with departmental advice which has been produced to assist schools in reviewing and revising their approach to teachers’ pay. More....

Regional Network Meetings

Visit our continuing professional development section for details of regional network events and meetings.

Curriculum Resources

A new Curriculum section

This section provides links to the curriculums in England, Scotland and Wales. NSEAD has also provided a parallel, alternative curriculum to that published by the DfE in 2013. It aims to move the Curriculum in England forward and support teachers and IT providers in their understanding of the nature, depth and breadth of art, craft and design. Resources developed by the Art & Design Expert Advisory Group are also located in this section.


E-update Archive

Our E-updates keep NSEAD members informed of recent developments and opportunities for art, craft and design educators. An archive of recent E-updates is available to members by following this link.

Careers progression in art and design

This guidance is for teachers and leaders of art and design in secondary schools and FE colleges who are involved in recruitment, either as interviewers or interviewees. It will help those who are applying for teaching posts, by providing insight into the nature of the selection process. This is a members only section, please log in before visiting this resource

Social Networking: guidelines for educators

NSEAD's guidelines for members using social networks are designed to support your safe use of social media. The areas explored are key benefits, security and conduct.


Why join NSEAD

Learn more about NSEAD, read what our members say and the benefits of becoming a member of the only professional subject association for art, craft and design.

About Us

NSEAD membership benefits

Find out what we do, what we offer and what are the benefits of being a member of NSEAD here.

Advertise with NSEAD

You can now advertise in any of NSEAD's publications: our fortnightly e-update, online in our Market Place and in AD our termly magazine. Find out more...

RSS News Feature

You can now receive RSS feeds and stay up to date with NSEAD news, professional development opportunities and other web content automatically.

Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or handheld device. For more information about cookies, including how to disable them, read our full Cookie Policy.

Support us

You can support NSEAD by...

You can support NSEAD by joining and becoming a member, donating, and by organising a legacy. Find out more...

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education is an informal cross-party group which is run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords. The secretariat is organised by NSEAD. The APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education meets in Westminster a minimum of once per term.

Details of meetings, presentations and papers given, as well as contact details of members are available in this section.


Craft in education

This section of the website focuses upon the contemporary, heritage and architecture led crafts, and seeks to provide a resource for teachers working with and advocating for the position and value of craft in education.

NSEAD Consultant Members

NSEAD Consultants Members Database

The Society has identified a cohort of members who are working as consultants offering their professional advice and services within the context of art, craft and design education on an independent basis. Details of consultants who are also members and who have been accepted to join this section of the website can be found here.


AD magazine and poster, issue #16

This issue of AD has a focus on the creative industries and includes a lead feature by John Kampfner, CE of the Creative Industries Federation. Bob and Roberta Smith's YSP Art Makes Children Powerful installation is this issue's A2-sized poster. More...

iJADE 35.1

The most recent issue of iJADE is now available online. Don't forget you have to be logged into the NSEAD website before the link to the Wiley Interscience site is visible on the iJADE page.

International Journal of Art & Design Education

As an NSEAD member you have access to all iJADE articles published since 1982. To access past issues NSEAD members should log in and click here.

Book review

Creative License: From Leeds College of Art to Leeds Polytechnic, 1963-1973 by James Charnley; review by Ted Kennedy
'James Charnley writes in a clear style that avoids jargon and any attempt to over theorise or confuse the reader with esoteric language. He moves from a description of Leeds in the 1960s, drawing on valuable testimonies from ex-students and lecturers, to an overview of the development of art education in higher education.' More...

Book Review

Drawing Projects for Children by Paula Briggs; review by Eileen Adams
The chunky (8’’x10’) Drawing Projects for Children is a beautiful book: 144 pages, printed on thick paper, with colour illustrations on nearly every page. Well done designers Freddy Williams and Vanessa Wong! It is robust both in content and presentation, a book that will be of use for a long time. More...

Art and Design Primary Coordinator's Handbook

The Art and Design Primary Coordinator's Handbook is now published by Belair in association with NSEAD. The Handbook was originally written by John Bowden and has been revised by Peter Gregory and Susan Ogier. NSEAD members please follow this link to purchase your copy for only £18.99; If you are not a member of NSEAD but would like to purchase a copy for £19.99 please follow this link. The RRP is £19.99. Prices includes p&p (UK only).

Teaching Art 7-11 by Nigel Meager

Teaching Art 7-11 is published by Belair in association with NSEAD, and is available from NSEAD's online bookshop.

NSEAD members, please follow this link to order your copy at our members’ rate of £20.99 (incl p&p in UK).

If you are not a member of NSEAD but would like to purchase a copy for £21.99 (incl p&p in UK) please follow this link. The RRP is £24.99.

A new e-publication for NSEAD members: 'An Art Miscellany for the weary and perplex'd' by Richard Hickman

Richard Hickman's An art miscellany for the weary and perplex'd is a compendium and collection of art classifications. The lists and glossaries include DAMP HEMS (Dead Artist, Mainly Painters, Heteronormative, European and Male), movements and money matters! Compiled initially 'for the benefit of novice teachers' Hickman's Miscellany will bring a wry smile and knowledge to its many and varied readers.

In order to download the Miscellany NSEAD members will need to log-in to the NSEAD website using your username and password. Then visit Occasional Papers and Films where you can find the Miscellany listed. More...

Back issues of iJADE

The complete texts of all back issues of jADE/iJADE are available on line to members from Vol. 1 No.1, 1982 and are searchable via the abstracts. Make sure you log on to access this feature! Remember you must be an NSEAD member or iJADE subscriber to download copies from the Wiley-Blackwell website.

AD Magazine

NSEAD members can now read or download back issues of AD magazine online. Visit the AD Archive here. Please make sure you are logged in to read AD online.

AD is now published at the beginning of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. Issue #16 has just been sent to members.

Contributions are welcome from all phases of education. Guidance on writing primary articles is available here and an AD magazine house style guide is available here. To download a sample copy AD or to subscribe, follow this LINK.