Summer eXpression

For one summer, young creators will have the chance to take their design from idea to finished product in collaboration with skilled producers in the Umeå region.

For students or young designers who are curious to learn the process from the drawing board to production and sales. A work sample is required for application.

Applications for the 2022 edition of Summer eXpression are now closed.

What do others say about the programme?

Hanna Rönntoft

Hanna Rönntoft

"Working with those who know production and materials was invaluable."

What you get in the programme

eXpression Umeå offers Sweden-leading business support for entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural industries, including individually tailored business coaching, office space, training and a community of like-minded people.

Each participant is offered the opportunity to produce their design in a limited number of editions depending on the choice of material and producer. The programme therefore puts you in touch with skilled producers at an early stage to help you make the right decisions for your design.

Summer eXpression ends with a vernissage where you get the chance to show and sell your product.

Experience the products from 2022


Meet your business coaches

We have a fantastic team of business coaches who are driven to give you maximum support to develop your entrepreneurship and your business. We have experience of developing and running our own businesses and coaching businesses in that process.

Below are the business coaches you'll spend the most time with, but you can expect a strong commitment from our entire team.



Business Coach | Cultural Heritage Programme

About the programme

Admission: 1 10 students or young designers per round. 

Length: 3 months. June-August.

Cost: Participation is free of charge, but physical presence is required during the programme period. 

Admission criteria: Admission is based on the design task:

Sketch/drawing in any technique. Take a book, a 33cl can, an empty glass and your favourite pen. Arrange the shop, glass and pen on top of the book and draw/sketch. 
The data must not be signed as they are anonymised before assessment. 

Attached as a pdf in the application form, max A4 size.