Index Learning Program

Index’ learning approach is to operate as a non-heirarchical and open-ended platform that encourages curiosity and dialogue. Through hands-on engagement participants are empowered to move beyond the role of spectator and become an active part of the artistic process. We work with people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience with art through workshops, art walks, festivals, talks and more. Index’ pedagogy team facilitates learning in multifaceted and surprising ways.

Current Learning Events


Index Residents

Index’ major learning initiative of 2016 is Index Residents. Functioning as an open-ended platform for collaboration, school classes and social groups from across Stockholm take up residency within Index for one year. 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, to democratise art and to participate in art making. Index Residents participate in exhibition workshop series plus specialised visits to artists studios, art schools, film screenings and the like, providing a platform for young people to meet art face to face. More information here.

Index Teen Advisory Board

In July 2016 Index is starting a teen advisory board to function as an integral part of our youth programming. Young people from across Stockholm meet throughout the year to tell us what they want to see happen in Stockholm and at Index. After a long application and interview process the new board has now been appointed and will begin work in August. More information here.

Exhibition Workshop Series

During each exhibition at Index there is a parallel series of workshops that illuminate and demonstrate some of the key themes presented in the exhibition. These practical workshops are designed for students of all ages. Upcoming workshops are announced here or contact us to arrange for your class to participate.

Writing Sessions

Practical workshops for the reflection on the use of text in artists practice. A small group of writers, artists or makers gather, write and reflect on the use of text in their practice, together with Index’ pedagogy team and invited special guests. In 2016 we focused on an expansion of the autobiographical, with the work of Frida Sandström, Cara Tolmie, Hanne Lippard, Maggie Nelson and Anna Axfors.

Learning Exhibition 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 works that are being developed in connection to the pedagogical activities.

Higher education

Index collaborates with many universities and art academies through ongoing partnerships and co-operations. We offer students insight into our curatorial practice and the work of important contemporary artists. We regularly collaborate with courses such as Curatorlab from Konstfack, the Art & Architecture programme at KKh, the Konstnärliga forskarskolan, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts – Umeå University, and many others.
Index is currently collaborating on the KKh course and open lectures series MODERNIST LEGACIES AND CONSTRUCTIONS OF WHITENESS, find out more here.


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

If you would like to participate in our program or know more about what we do, please get in touch with and . We look forward to hearing from you.