Children’s literature

This toolkit contains two separate exhibitions.

  1. A tribute to children’s books is produced by the Swedish Academy for Children’s Books and highlights reasons for reading and includes illustrations by Swedish illustrators of children’s books.
  2. Where children grow presents characters of Swedish children’s books, focuses on children’s rights to express themselves and be heard. The exhibition, produced in collaboration with the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books, aims to establish a dialogue on the importance of children’s literature and a child perspective.

The toolkit also contains guidelines for workshops and seminars with pedagogues, authors and illustrators with topic suggestions.

Instructions and manuals

A tribute to children’s books
Instructions for printing the exhibition

Where children grow
Instructions for translating and printing the exhibition and folder

Building blocks

Language versions

A tribute to children’s books is available in English, Arabic, Belarussian, Turkish, French, Russian and Polish.

The Where children grow exhibition and folder are already available in Swedish, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Latvian, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Turkish and Russian.

The exhibitions can also be translated into other local languages by the foreign missions. See text files below.

1. A tribute to children’s books

Exhibition material
Exhibition overview
Text for translation (ENG)
Text for translation (SWE)

Film

2. Where children grow

Exhibition material
Exhibition overview
Exhibition text for translation (SWE)
Exhibition text for translation (ENG)

Folder
A folder presenting the authors and illustrators are also available for local translation.
Preview the English version here
Folder text for translation (SWE)
Folder text for translation (ENG)

Colouring book
Pippi Longstocking, PDF for print
This can be used in conjunction with a literature event for children.

Communication and activities

Event suggestions connecting to the exhibitions

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the exhibition, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speakers.

How to apply

Application is done by filling out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Emma Jansson.

Swedish crime scenes

Modern Swedish crime fiction has generated major international attention since its debut in the 1960s. In recent years, Stieg Larsson’s millennium books have continued on a well-established path, selling millions of copies in more than 50 countries. The success gave the ‘ScandiCrime’ genre an extra push into the limelight.

The Swedish crime scenes exhibition highlights the Swedish crime fiction phenomena by presenting 21 Swedish crime fiction authors from a perspective that both gives the audience a good idea of Swedish crime fiction but also effectively presents Swedish geography and landscape. The exhibition was first put together by the Swedish Institute in Paris, and is authored by prominent Swedish literary critic Lotta Olsson.

Instructions and manuals

1. Fill out the application form below.

2. Translate the exhibition text and captions (costs for this is covered by the Foreign Mission) and send it to SI who will then forward it to the appointed graphic designer who will create new originals and return them to you for proof reading.

3. Contact a local printer to have the exhibition printed.

For optimal result we suggest that the exhibition is printed on 5mm thick, matte laminated Kapa or Forex boards (700x1500mm), and mounted on four SI exhibition modules. See the exhibition module toolkit for information on how to construct the modules.

The exhibition can also be translated into other local languages by the foreign mission. See text files below.

Building blocks

Overview of exhibition
Full exhibition English version for the exhibition modules
Exhibition text in English for translation

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the exhibition, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speakers.

How to apply

Application is done by filling out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Henrik C. Enbohm.

Fashion revolution

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. The Swedish fashion industry is in a development phase in which a transition to more sustainable and circular business models is as natural as it is necessary. It’s an exciting time, when research, innovation and crossdisciplinary collaborations can inspire the industry globally.

This fact sheet is part of the toolkit Fashion revolution – the future of textiles.

INTRO 4 min – Bergman Through the Choreographer’s Eye

Four of Sweden’s most innovative choreographers travel to Ingmar Bergman’s home on Fårö to explore and get inspired. The result is a unique contemporary dance film and this is the introduction film.

The renowned Swedish choreographers Alexander Ekman, Pär Isberg, Pontus Lidberg and Joakim Stephenson, with principal dancers Jenny Nilson, Natalie Nordquist, Oscar Salomonsson and Nadja Sellrup from the Royal Swedish Ballet, interpret Ingmar Bergman through four unique dance performances reflecting on human relations and intense feelings. The dances are linked together with images of the epic natural beauty of Fårö and Bergman’s poetic home Hammars, including the voice of the master himself – Ingmar Bergman – revealing his thoughts about movements and music.

EUNIC: Initiating European Collaboration

EUNIC is a network organization for European National Cultural Institutes and similar organizations working in the field of cultural diplomacy and intercultural relations. Established in 2006 to promote cultural diversity and mutual understanding across cultures, EUNIC has evolved into a global cluster network that delivers transnational collaborative projects through its 36 members and in more than 70 countries around the world.

With the Swedish Institute as the facilitating member and main representative for Sweden, the EUNIC toolkit aims at supporting Swedish foreign missions that seek to strengthen their strategic role within their local EUNIC clusters by submitting projects that fit the cluster format and the thematic criteria listed below. The purpose of the toolkit being to initiate, enable and stimulate cultural collaboration both within the EUNIC clusters, and the local cultural communities.

Instructions and manuals

The EUNIC toolkit consists of a financial support equivalent to a maximum of 40,000 SEK for Swedish foreign missions that wish to engage in EUNIC cultural cooperation projects as outlined above. Following the 2017 administrative agreement between EUNIC and the European Union, cultural cooperation projects should focus on three thematic areas:

  • Promoting culture and intercultural dialogue for peaceful inter-community relations
  • Supporting culture as an engine for sustainable social and economic development
  • Reinforcing cooperation on cultural heritage

Please note that submitted projects should be initiated in agreement with the coorganizing members of their local EUNIC clusters. The overall aim of the project should be to strengthen the applying foreign mission’s strategic role within the cluster over time.

For examples, see Inspirational stories.

Building blocks

This is EUNIC
EUNIC Strategy 2025
How to work together
Setting up a EUNIC cluster
Cluster Fund Call 2018

Inspirational stories

EUNIC Serbia: EUNIC AiR (2017-)

Following a bilateral artist residency program between Sweden and Serbia, EUNIC AiR aims at supporting already existing residency programs in Serbia, through the establishment of a matching fund, dedicated to co-funding residencies that will get a EUNIC label by inviting artists from EU member-states to Serbia. EUNIC AiR will consist of ten artistic residencies over a two year period within the fields theatre, literature, design, jazz and art. In conjunction to the program a joint bar camp will be set up in order to bring the residing artists together to share their residence experiences, debate on European, digital  and global issues. A complemental communication campaign will be arranged during the artists stay in Serbia.

Parallell to the implementation, the Swedish embassy in Belgrade produced this short film presenting both EUNIC Serbia and the EUNIC AiR project. The film was made possible with financial support from SI.

An extended interview with Swedish designer and Nova Iskra resident Kristofer Sundin on the importance of international residency programs for artists.

EUNIC Turkey: Spaces of Culture (2017-)

How can EUNIC networks better contribute to fostering transnational connections, to promoting inclusive societies, freedom of expression and cultural innovation in different local settings? Those were some of the questions when the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul, following an initial project proposal from Goethe Institut, partnered with local EUNIC members in order to establish Spaces of Culture, a EUNIC cooperation project aiming to engage with local change makers outside of the capitals to promote European collaboration and stimulate local cultural production.

Initially focusing on three vital cities (Izmir, Diyarbakir and Gaziantep) the overall objective of the Spaces of Culture project is to support local cultural initiatives and provide means and spaces for cultural encounters and creativity embracing all sectors of society, thus empowering local cultural actors to create self-sustaining entities that operate within a national and international network.

Film presenting Spaces of Cultures coming soon.

Financial support

EUNIC Cluster Fund

The EUNIC Cluster Fund is financed with the voluntary contributions of EUNIC Members. It co-finances projects designed and implemented by EUNIC Clusters to deliver their three-year cluster strategies. EUNIC Cluster Fund is financed with the voluntary contributions of EUNIC Members. It only co-finances projects designed and implemented by EUNIC Clusters to deliver their three-year cluster strategies.

Not yet a EUNIC member? For more information, please contact Jerker Sundstrand.

SI financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK. Priority will be given to projects with long-term rather than short-term aims. Please note that SI financial support does not cover administrative costs and is only available for Swedish embassies and consulates that are already or will at the same time enlist for becoming EUNIC members.

How to apply

Application is done by filling out the application form.

Resources are limited, and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

After completion, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information about this toolkit, contact Henrik C. Enbohm.

Meet Astrid Lindgren

Aiming for democratic achitecture

Aiming for democratic architecture is an exhibition and workshop format that shows – through texts and moving images – 34 spaces from all over Sweden, in different scales, with different functions and underlying values.  The aim is to deepen the understanding of public space, show good architectural solutions and, most importantly, function as a starting-point for discussions.

The exhibition is designed to support and behave similar to the content. With small but influential means such as carpets, a ’shoe off’ border and a low, horizontal arrangement of screens and posters, it proposes an embodied experience of the subjects at stake.

The project was initiated by the Swedish Institute and Architects Sweden in order to put architecture and democratic values at the chore of the ongoing debate about public space.

Please note that the texts and films may not be used in any other context than the exhibition due to legal rights.

Instructions and manuals

The exhibition is to be shown using the exhibition module, one standing (the introduction module) and the others horizontal, to create an available, open and social space. A “shoes off” border, carpets and chairs/stools make up the foundation of the exhibition design.

Manual for producing and presenting the exhibition

Building blocks

Exhibition catalog
Exhibition catalog
Available in digital format for local production and can also be ordered in printed version via Architects Sweden. Please contact the SI if you wish to produce a local language version.

Exhibition texts
Texts in the exhibition (coming soon)
Texts in the exhibition for translations (coming soon)

Exhibition films
Each chapter (6) comes with a film package that are available for download at Vimeo. The films are text free and don´t need translation. Please contact the SI for links and passwords.

Soundtrack
A soundtrack 
for the exhibition room to be broadcasted as general sound of the venue during exhibition.

Press image
Press image

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the exhibition, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s).

How to apply

Application is done by filling out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited, and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images and fillms.

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information please contact Jenny Bergström.

Participating projects and offices

Ahrbom & Partner , Block-by-Block Foundation,  Codesign, Dana Arkitektur , Disorder, Färgfabriken, Göteborg stad – Jubileumsparken , Kista bibliotek,  Knivstabostäder, Kjellander Sjöberg, Kod Arkitekter , KTH School of Architecture , Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Link arkitektur, Mandaworks,

Marge Arkitekter, Minecraft , Murman Arkitekter , MYCKET, Nivå landskapsarkitektur , Okidoki! Arkitekter, Sida, Spridd, Statens konstråd (Artists: Cirugeda and Cherinet), Erik Stenberg, Stockholm stad, Sweco Architects, Tengbom, Tyréns , UN-Habitat,  Urbio, Wahlström & Steijner, Wester & Elsner , White, Wingårdhs, Örebro kommun

Each actor has produced and owns the rights to the exhibited films.

Fashion revolution – the future of textiles

Clothes affect all of us on this planet. We are all, to some extent, consumers regardless of the climate we live in and whether we follow the latest fashion, wear hand-me-downs, shop at large chains or buy tailor-made. At the same time, fashion and textile represents one of the most polluting industries. Swedish businesses and research centres are among the main drivers for a more sustainable system.

Fashion revolution – the future of textiles is a toolkit that highlights the industry’s major challenges, showcases Swedish solutions and guides you as a consumer to contribute effectively.

The material is produced by the Swedish Institute with the help of researchers and other sustainable fashion experts.

We recommend the exhibition to be shown in collaboration with partners who has knowledge and networks within sustainable fashion, in a relevant local context and location. Seminars or other public programs should accompany the event.

Connecting toolkits

This toolkit is linked to the Swedish Government’s innovation partnership programmes and 4 more toolkits connected to the themes will be available by the end of 2018.

Instructions and manuals

Manual for producing and presenting the exhibition

Building blocks

Overview of exhibition
Exhibition texts
Booklet
Fact sheet
Suggested seminar topics in Swedish

Flyer about sustainable consumption
This text is produced as a complement to the exhibition. A material that can be handed out to exhibition visitors.

Videos
There are three video clips. Each is around 1.5 minutes. They are produced for social media exposure, but are available in two formats: 1:1 for cell phones 16:9 for big screens.
Video: Fashion revolution – the future of textiles
Video: Fast fashion – can paper replace textiles?
Video: Can jeans be more sustainable?

Press material

Support for communication in social media
Poster
Invitation card

Photos that can be used for communicating the event. Please note, only usage in connection to Fashion revolution toolkit. Enter http://imagebank.sweden.se/ and search for the following:  Filippa K, Högskolan Borås, Lindex, Markus Marcetic, Lindex, Nudie, Spindye, Tierra

Inspirational stories

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Parts of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).

How to apply

Application is done by filling out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information please contact Jenny Bergström.

Per Anders Fogelström quote

Per Anders Fogelström was a Swedish writer (1917-1998). He is best known for a series of novels (City of My Dreams, being the most famous one) picturing working-class people in Stockholm from 1860 to 1968. He is also famous for writing the novel Summer with Monika (1951), later turned into a film by Ingmar Bergman.

The quote is from his novel Den okuvliga friheten, written in 1939 and published for the first time in 2017.

Citat av Ulf Stark

Citat av Ulf Stark (12 juli 1944 – 13 juni 2017) kring hur man bör skriva böcker för barn. Ulf Stark var en av Sveriges mest älskade författare. Han var även frekvent översatt, och hans böcker finns på över 20 språk. Filmversionen av hans bok Kan du vissla Johanna? har blivit en modern klassiker, och har sen 1994 visats varje julafton i Sveriges Television.

För Facebookannons, ladda upp enbart bilden och använd citatet separat:  ”Barnböcker ska skrivas med samma roliga allvar som böcker för vuxna.”