Best of the web - July

Our pick of the articles related to art and design professions that we’ve found helpful or interesting this month. 

1. A funny and perhaps even inspiring Guardian piece on ‘extreme job hunting’ – people who got their dream job by any means necessary
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/jul/17/how-far-to-get-a-job

2. ARTINFO previews a new book, How To Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery, by New York gallerist Ed Winkelman – also include a podcast on five mistakes wannabe gallerists should avoid
http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/32017/ed-winkleman-on-opening-an-art-gallery-recession-be-damned/

3. Afterall’s Andrew McGettigan has helpfully read and digested the information in the government’s HE white paper with its sweeping changes to art education – a must-read for anyone who is or hopes to be involved in university teaching
http://www.afterall.org/online/ten-things-anyone-involved-in-art-education-should-know-about-the-white-paper-for-higher-education-i/

4. We recently featured an article on art practice based PhDs – for more on the currently hot topic of art and postgraduate research, read Michael Baers’ in-depth article for E-flux
http://www.e-flux.com/journal/view/233