ABOUT ukadia

The UK Arts and Design Institutions Association (UKADIA) is a grouping of leading specialist arts and design institutions drawn from all regions of the UK.
Our aim is to promote:

  • the key contributions of these specialist institutions to the UK’s growth and prosperity and to show the value of creative skills to all industries and disciplines in all parts of the UK economy, with reach onto the global stage
  • how the arts supports the health and wellbeing of the population
  • a diversity of student choice and experiences, through the promotion of specialist institutions in the UK HE infrastructure
  • opportunities to diversify the creative industries and ensure equity in access to creative arts education
  • meaningful affiliation and association with related institutions and collective bodies globally
We have now published our objectives for 2021-2025 you can view them here.