January – How to be an arts and culture freelancer
Dany Louise’s two-part series maps the lay of the land for creative freelancers and the support available
February – Culture hack: we’re all developers now
Leila Johnston looks at the rise and rise of hack culture and how museums are getting in on the act
March – Flexible working: the sector doesn’t get it yet
For a creative industry, writes Claire Hodgson, arts and culture organisations have very uncreative workplaces
April – Why cultural tourism is not a quick fix
Cultural tourism depends on brutal honesty about your offering, says Helen Palmer, and good partnerships are key
May – What does freelance success look like?
Outside a standard career, when do you know you’ve made it? From commissions to cash, Eleanor Turney counts the ways
June – Funding, friction and the future of the artist
As artists find themselves at the bottom of the cultural food chain, Susan Jones proposes a new kind of activism
July – Do we need buildings for digital culture?
With the rise of online curation, Rob Allen asks if artistic practice is becoming less dependent on bricks and mortar spaces
August – Only the artists can save the critics
As national newspapers cut their critics, Ismene Brown defends the reviewer’s role and asks the arts world to do the same
September – Artist as engineer: we need to talk about infrastructure
Paul Graham Raven argues that it falls to artists to make the invisible visible and ask why and how infrastructure matters
October – Is ‘creativity’ arts policy’s biggest mistake?
Creative workers are seen as paid hobbyists rather than as professionals with valuable labour power, says Dave O’Brien
November – To preserve education let’s pull down Gove’s gates
Surely we want a society where anyone has the ability and right to contribute to culture, urges Bob and Roberta Smith
December – Artist as entrepreneur: American model or dream?
Artists want money to make more art, entrepreneurs so they can make more money, says Andrew Horwitz – so what gives?
Read and share our January to December picks above and let us know what stood out for you this year. Tweet us your favourite arts and culture read of 2013 to @GdnCulturePros or pitch us your ideas for 2014; it could be you on this list time time next year.