Index Teen Advisory Board

2016/17 Index Teen Advisory Board: Ahmad Shaffai, Joanna Ptak , Jon Aagaard Andersson, Kajsa Frisk, Kaltum Gure, Ram Alshibli, Razak Abdul Muhebu, Tilde Lee Björk
ITAB artist meeting with Santiago Mostyn. March 2017.
ITAB workshop i förberedelse till utställningen The Promise. Vi gjorde en mindmap om våra upplevelser av staden.
ITAB workshop i förberedelse för utställningen The Promise. Vi gjorde en mindmap om våra upplevelser om staden.

Index is proud to announce new innovative learning initiatives with creative opportunities for young people from all parts of Stockholm. Based on long-term engagement and active participation, the programs focus on learning in all its forms. After 40 years as one of the key contemporary art spaces in Stockholm, Index has fully committed itself to learning as a key aspect of our activities, opening to new and harder-to-reach audiences.

The Index Teen Advisory Board, which offers paid positions for eight young people from across Stockholm and Uppsala, is an integral part of our programming. The board actively supports decision-making, evaluation, and in organizing events. 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.

The 2016/17 Index Teen Advisory Board members are: Ahmad Shaffai, Joanna Ptak, Jon Aagaard Andersson, Kajsa Frisk, Kaltum Gure, Ram Alshibli, Razak Abdul Muhebu, and Tilde Lee Björk.

The board participated in Index activities for one year and also contributed to Index’ Summer Waterfront Fiesta, I HIMLEN ÄR ALLA LINJER BLÅ on Saturday 13 August, 2016. The festival was made by and for young people, with live music, poetry readings, food trucks and arabic calligraphy workshops, and more. Please visit our blog and see what we have done over the year!

Applications now open for 2017-18!

Applications are now open for a new group of members for the Index Teen Advisory Board 2017-18!

Are you between 15-20 years old and interested in art, culture and society? Would you like to contribute as a young voice inside one of Sweden’s most interesting arts institutions?

We are now offering eight paid positions for the duration of one year.

We are interesting in knowing what is important and interesting for young people today. Which artists do you want to see and talk to? What kind of events do you want to experience? Are there interesting initiatives created by and for young adults that we could invite into our institution?

Come be a part of our team!

How do I apply?

Please send us an application with your name, age, which school/program you are attending, and a short paragraph about why you would want to be a part of our team.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday May 31st, 2017

Please download the application form, save as a PDF, and send to Emmeli Person at emmeli@indexfoundation.se

Download a poster in Swedish here, and help spread the word!

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Index Learning Team

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For more information about the Index Learning Program or to arrange a visit please contact Isabel Löfgren, Assistant Curator in Learning (vik) at

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These initiatives are generously supported by Arvsfonden and by Stockholms läns Landsting.