ICORN member since:
Member: PEN Flanders
Managing institutions/partners: The City of Antwerp; The University of Antwerp
Antwerp is a vibrant, welcoming metropolis, with peaceful corners and green areas where you can relax. It is a cosmopolitan city with a village atmosphere: you can find everything here, but always within walking, or at least cycling, distance.
Antwerp is a cultural capital, which prides itself on its impressive architecture and splendid art. The cafes only serve the best beers and foodies can enjoy the most delicious traditional and multicultural cuisine in the city’s restaurants. Antwerp harbours a vibrant contemporary art scene, ranging from internationally renowned museums, galleries and art centres to artist-in-residencies, project spaces, young and upcoming initiatives and pop-up exhibitions.
PEN Flanders is the Flemish department of PEN International. This international association of writers defends free speech, celebrates literatures, protects writers at risk and supports writers in exile. PEN Flanders had a tradition of more than 20 years in hosting writers at risk or in exile in Antwerp.
Our partners are the city of Antwerp and the University of Antwerp who make is possible for us to offer these writers a stay in the city.
PEN Flanders is hosting ICORN-residents since 2012 and became an official member of ICORN in 2019.