OPEN CALL (Apply by May 31st)

Aspiring experience designers and event managers are welcome to apply to this ten-month ESC project starting in September 2019 in Malmö, Sweden.


STPLN is an interdisciplinary independent cultural institution. We facilitate a 2,000m2 former industrial shipyard building for projects that operate at the intersection of art and design, media and technology, education and innovation. To get a better feel of the house, watch this

We engage over 30,000 users a year, many of whom are visitors to events at STPLN. We produce a handful of events as an organisation, but most events are co-produced by other groups. These range from conferences and festivals to interactive performances and picnic concerts, hands-on workshops, formal talks and informal panels to cooking classes and more. Each day is different and the range of knowledge and ideas is immense.

Read about our latest round of ESC participants experience, in their own words here.


We are looking for three aspiring, self-driven and creative ESC eligible participants who:

-Have an interest in event management and experience design and wish to pursue a vocation in these fields

-Are entrepreneurial and show a willingness to learn and grow

-Are social and interested in the other activities happening around STPLN

-Are able to work in a dynamic team but also independently

-Learn by doing

-Have experience running their own thing, or being a part of a group in the field

-Want to learn about what distinguishes a good from bad event experience and can take events at STPLN to the next level

-Creative skills appreciated: photography, web design, general knowledge of the adobe creative suite

-Resident in an EU country

-Age limit: 18-30


What you will do/learn/create

-A ten month program to work alongside the STPLN team curating, hosting, producing and managing events

-Collaborate with a range of actors from loose-knit groups to schools to public bodies to co-produce events ranging from talks and lectures to performances, exhibitions, conferences, festivals and more

-Skills of the house:

  1. Operating sound and light consoles

  2. Makerspace skills (operating laser cutters, 3d printers, screen printing, wood workshop and more)

  3. Knowledge of design methodologies including participation in the 12 week Human Centered Design Course, Brand Deck, The Golden Triangle methodology

-Full-time access to the facilities at STPLN and a wide network of professional creative contacts

-Opportunity to develop your own project at STPLN


Logistics and such

-Accommodation, living costs, travel costs and pocket money are covered thanks to Erasmus +

-Volunteers will be housed in a central shared apartment

-Volunteers will receive a bicycle for commuting around the city. Malmö is a relatively small city with a great network of bike lanes. 30 minutes end-to-end

-Volunteers will receive a monthly 150€ pocket money at the beginning of each month

-Volunteers will receive a monthly 300€ to cover living costs at the beginning of each month

-Travel to/from Malmö from the volunteers country will be booked by STPLN

-Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn conversational Swedish via a Språkkaffe (language cafe) course at a nearby institution. Day to day activities at STPLN are predominately in English



-Submissions must be turned in by May 31st, 11:59 AM (CEST)

-We will be conducting interviews over Skype with successful candidates within two weeks after the deadlines. Notification of results will be made by June 14th


Sounds like something for you?


Feel free to contact us with any questions about the application process at