Learning Program

Index Teen Advisory Board workshop notes, May 2017

Index Residents

Index’ major learning initiative is Index Residents. Functioning as an open-ended platform for collaboration and dialogue, over 150 students from across Stockholm and Uppsala take up residency within Index for a one year period. This residency takes a long-term approach, allowing topics to evolve and develop in relation to the interests of the participants. Over the year, these groups of young people are supported to; reclaim the city centre, democratise art and to participate in art making. The Residents participate in workshops plus specialised visits to artists studios, art schools, film screenings and the like, providing a platform for young people to meet art and artists face to face.

Residents’ blog here.

Index Teen Advisory Board

The Index Teen Advisory Board (ITAB) offers eight paid positions for young people ages 16–20 every year for one full year. The aim is to bring together a group of young people with differing cultural backgrounds, languages and life experiences and reflect together on the role and potential of culture today, and implement ideas into the agenda of the organization. Meeting once a month, the board actively supports decision making and evaluation, and also participate in organizing events targetted at a young audience. In our meetings, we bring the board in close contact with our exhibiting artists, members of our organization and other cultural institutions, through a series of workshops, visits, and other activities.

ITAB blog here.

Index Mini Residents

Index is open to visits by primary school children ages 5 – 11, by arrangement.

Open Workshops

During each exhibition at Index there is a parallel series of workshops that illuminate and demonstrate some of the key themes presented in the exhibitions.

Higher education

With an interest in research, Index collaborates with many universities and art academies in Sweden and beyond through lectures, ongoing partnerships and co-operations. We offer students insight into our curatorial practice and the work of important contemporary artists and also provide a platform for courses to engage with our program.


Index regularly offers opportunities for internships for students and people new to the industry.
More information here.

Learning Space

Index has a space dedicated to learning and educational activities. Facing the waterfront with large windows towards the street, the space is also an exhibition platform for work being developed in connection to the pedagogical activities and affiliated schools.

For further information contact Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Curator of Learning