Best of the web - October

A bit late, but here are some articles relevant to art, design and related careers that we came across last month. If anything has caught your eye, let us know and we'll share it with your fellow students and graduates: email links to

The Arts Council won't be building stuff like this any more, says the Guardian

This looks like a useful resource: open submission shows and prizes around the world, all free to enter

The Guardian covers some important changes in Arts Council funding to art galleries

Design Week piece from September consults top designers on how to address under-employment among design graduates

Podasts and interviews from RSA designers – a stellar cast including Paul Smith and Dinah Casson

In-depth look at social enterprise and urban transformation from Living Cities – advice and wisdom for entrepreneurs and urban designers from their 20th anniversary conference

The Telegraph celebrates animated lectures like the RSA Animate series

Industry insider magazine Retail Jeweller gives a dazzling overview of men’s jewellery, taking in ancient Egypt, American Psycho and Topman along the way

The Independent on work/life balance, mainly focusing on employees with families – nothing too ground-breaking here but some good reminders of the issues at stake