Johan Östman CV2019

Current: • Ableton Loop, Ableton AG, Berlin, 2017-present —Creative producer

• Norbergfestival, Anrikningsverket, Stockholm, 2011-present —Artistic director

Prior: • Surefire Agency; music booking agency, Berlin, 2015-2016 —Account assistant, booking assistant

• Voltfestivalen; electronic music festival, Uppsala Concert & Congress, Uppsala, 2010-2015 —Co-curator, assisting producer, copywriter

• Samlingen; club & DJ collective, Stockholm & Uppsala, 2008-2014 —Founder, curator

Freelance: • Electronic and experimental music clubs & festivals in Sweden and abroad, 2008-present —DJ

• Under Bron & Trädgården nightclubs, Stockholm, 2013-present —Guest promoter

• Sound of Stockholm 2016; contemporary music festival, Stockholm —Guest curator, co-producer

• Ableton Loop 2016; music makers summit, Ableton, Berlin —Stage manager, moderator

• Way Out West 2016; music festival, Luger, Stockholm —Copywriter

• Sónar Stockholm 2016; electronic music festival, Luger, Stockholm —Copywriter

• Swedish Radio’s Art’s Birthday Party 2016, Swedish National Radio, Stockholm —Stage curator

• Sound of Stockholm 2015; contemporary music festival, Stockholm —Guest curator

• Ableton Loop 2015; music makers summit, Ableton, Berlin —Stage manager, moderator

• Way Out West 2015; music festival, Luger, Stockholm. —Copywriter

• Sónar Stockholm 2015; music festival, Luger, Stockholm. —Copywriter

• Mapping the City, Approved (by) Pablo, Somerset House, London, 2015 —Exhibition assistant

• Sound of Stockholm 2014; contemporary music festival, Stockholm —Guest curator

• Way Out West 2014; music festival, Luger, Gothenburg —Venue manager

• Swedish Radio’s Art’s Birthday Party 2014, Swedish National Radio, Stockholm —Stage curator

• Elektronmusikstudion 50th Birthday Party, Performing Arts Museum, Stockholm, 2014 —Co-producer

• Red Bull Music Academy Festival 2013, Luger, Stockholm —Stage curator, venue manager

• Way Out West 2013; music festival, Luger, Gothenburg —Stage curator

• Opsala magazine, Uppsala, 2009 —Music writer

Education: • Philosophy undergrad studies, Södertörn University College —Incl. journalism & media production, 75 ECTS, Södertörn University College

Awarded grants: • Anrikningsverket —Swedish Art’s Council, 2013-2018 —Swedish Performing Arts Agency, 2013-2018 —Västmanlandsmusiken, 2013-2018 —City of Stockholm, 2014-2016

• Samlingen –City of Stockholm, 2012-2013

Invitations & bilateral relations: 
• Mutek MX Festival 2018, Mexico City, Mexico —Panelist, invited by Mutek and the Swedish Embassy Mexico City

• Borealis Festival 2016, Bergen, Norway —International delegate, invited by Music Norway

• Unsound Festival 2014, Kraków, Poland —10 day study grant, invited by Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

• Bilateral collaborations —Insomnia Festival (Norway), Intonal (Sweden), Phono Festival (Denmark), Nuuk Nordic (Greenland), Extreme Chill (Iceland), Turku Modern (Finland); Nordic Culture Fund; 2016-ongoing —Goethe-Institut Schweden, 2015-2016 —Polish Institute Stockholm, 2014-ongoing —Lithuanian Embassy in Stockholm, 2015 —Finnish Institute in Stockholm, 2016 —Next Festival (Slovakia), Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, 2014-2016 —French Culture Institute Stockholm, 2015 —Spanish Embassy in Stockholm, 2015 —CTM Festival (Germany); Music Board Berlin, Creative Europe; 2015

Johan Östman

Contemporary music curator &

cultural producer.

Born in 1988.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden and Berlin, Germany.

Stay in touch!

↳ johan at johanostman . com

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