2326 May 2024
My program
2326 May 2024
My program


Where do I apply?

Information about the application process can be found here.

Who can participate?

SSDD is open to participants within the fields of design, architecture and crafts:  

  • Independent practitioners, agencies, studios and collectives;  
  • Design brands and companies active in the field of design;  
  • Educational institutions, cultural institutions, industry organisations and associations.  
  • Practitioners who are not based in southern Sweden may also participate.  

How are projects/events selected?

Southern Sweden Design Days is an inclusive festival and there is no selection process, with the exception of events on Main location where the number of spaces are limited. Form/Design Center reviews all submitted projects. We retain the right to refuse submitted projects, for example if the content violates our ethical and moral principles. 

Is there a requirement that content should be new/recent work? 

No. Content does not have to be new work, i.e. not previously shown. However, it needs to be new for SSDD.

Does Southern Sweden Deign Days provide venues for events/exhibitions? 

Participants are responsible for finding a venue in Malmö for events. However, Form/Design Center is willing to advise and – to some extent – help participants find a location for their event. Please indicate in the application if assistance is requested. A list of locations offered to SSDD participants are listed on our website here.

Does Southern Sweden Design Days assist with funding for a project?

Participants are responsible for funding their events. Southern Sweden Design Days is not able to assist with funding individual events.

Where can I get in touch with other designers?

Southern Sweden Design Days Community on facebook is a forum for participants in Southern Sweden Design Days to discuss, advise and inspire each other. Here you can raise an issue, share premises or find new collaborations.

What does it cost to participate?

For participation in Southern Sweden Design Days, a registration fee of between SEK 300–600 is paid per program activity (25% VAT will be added). The amount depends on which category the participant belongs to:

  • Small: 300 SEK excl. VAT (Individual practioner/Design studio/Design collective/Company – 1–3 employees)
  • Large: 600 SEK excl. VAT (Company/Organisation – 4+ employees)
  • Educational and cultural organisations: 600 SEK excl. VAT

How can I contact the organisation behind Southern Sweden Design Days?

Please contact us via hello@southernswedendesigndays.com

When is the last day to apply to participate?

Deadline for the application is 15 January 2024.

Will I be able to update text and image to my program activity later?

You will be able to update the text and image to the program activity after the application is submitted. The administrator of the program activity receives login information to our website to update the content before the program is published.

I want to exhibit at Main location, what do I need to do?

To exhibit at Main location, Lokstallarna in Kirseberg, you need to submit two forms, the application to SSDD and also an application specifically for Main location. You can find all information here.

Are direct sales allowed during Southern Sweden Design Days?

Southern Sweden Design Days is not primarily a commercial event. During Southern Sweden Design Days direct sales should not be a main activity. Direct sales should be separated from the exhibition and may not take place in the exhibition itself. At Southern Sweden Design Days the exhibitions, activities and content are leading, not direct sales.

Do I need to apply for any permission to organise my event during Southern Sweden Design Days?

Participants must ascertain if a permit is required for their exhibition/event at the location of choice.​ Here we have collected all useful practical information.