https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/10/the-guardian-view-on-arts-freelancers-they-must-not-be-forgotten

The government has stepped in to protect the UK’s cultural infrastructure, but has neglected the people who make the art – via The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jul/02/where-are-the-black-voices-in-visual-arts

We must address the absence of black and minority ethnic artists from our public museums and galleries, writes Gilane Tawadros – via The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jul/02/pride-power-pedals-protest-black-lives-matter-british-photographers-best-shot?fbclid=IwAR0nyQnJ6qoU9a_gkG7gHixP_22L-i2hem9cVN0NM41HzTPC4ktVUU3mg30

Black Lives Matter has underlined the crucial role played by black photographers. Eight British leaders (including Birmingham-based Vanley Burke) in their field to pick a favourite image from their archives – and explain why it’s so important to them – via The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jul/23/supersonic-festival-review-birmingham

By embracing the heaviness in Birmingham’s heritage, and adding a strong dose of eccentricity, Supersonic is world-class. Review by Ben Beaumont-Thomas – via The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/mar/08/hew-locke-review-exquisite-objects-raise-the-ghosts-of-colonialism

Hew Locke’s solo exhibition Here’s the Thing, on show at Ikon Gallery, is reviewed by Hannah Clugston – via The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2019/mar/02/taking-a-selfie-1970s-style-in-handsworth-in-pictures

Derek Bishton, Brian Homer and John Reardon’s photography is featured in The Guardian ahead of their upcoming exhibition Mac Birmingham from 23 March – 2 June – via The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jan/18/hardeep-pandhal-artist-paranoid-picnic-colonial-identity

His cartoon creations unravelling identity and empire have made him a rising star. Now he’s going global. Tom Emery speaks to the artist, who is originally from Birmingham, about his practice and rising profile – via The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2018/jan/24/the-university-of-the-future-will-be-interdisciplinary

‘Traditional departmental structures are preventing research and education from evolving. It’s time for something new.’ Report by Zahir Irani for The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/17/creativity-private-schools-uk-creative-industries-state

Rufus Norris reports for The Guardian on prioritising the creative industries within education.

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2018/jan/08/made-in-stoke-on-trent-episode-1-we-have-lift-off

A series of short documentary films from The Guardian focusing on Stoke-on-Trent including, among others, artist Anna Francis, Community Maker and the Portland Inn Project.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/dec/07/coventry-named-uk-city-of-culture-2021

Coventry has been named the UK’s city of culture for 2021, giving it a one-off opportunity to boost the economy, tourism, civic pride and access to the arts – but also, its backers hope, a chance to be in the limelight and have some fun. Mark Brown reports for The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/nov/14/clay-potteries-uk-city-of-culture-stoke-students

Josh Halliday reports for the Guardian on the benefits of making and a creative education in the context of the British Ceramics Biennial and Stoke-on-Trent’s Capital of Culture bid.