Best of the web - November and December

  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: Friday salons

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: Friday salons

Bloomberg New Contemporaries is, of course, one of the best known showcases for recently graduated or postgraduate artists. They're running salons on aspects of professional art practice – the next one is on Friday 13 January (unlucky for some) about pricing your work:

Arts Thread bills itself as "the world's only creative graduate network", putting undergraduates, postgraduates and recent graduates in touch with industry people who might be interested in working with them. There are also e-learning packages on freelance skills, course guides and other helpful stuff.

A science graduate gives his stunningly logical advice on working out what career would suit you while you're studying so you can get ahead of the game. Great guidance for those who like to plan ahead.

More from the Guardian on what you should know about internships in the creative industries...

...and, more polemically, the Carrotworkers' Collective's 'Counter Guide to Free Labour in the Arts', a free downloadable PDF with contributions from real interns, students, and art sector workers.

For those with an entrepreneurial streak, The Gateway offers insight into the world of business and careers aimed at "ambitious and business focused students". Sound like you? Get stuck in.

And if that doesn't sound like you, you might be more interested in this project by Berlin Biennale 2012 curator Artur Żmijewski – he asked various artists, curators and writers to comment on the relation between art and cultural policy in Berlin.