As an independent, non-profit membership organisation, ICORN is most grateful for the support of the trusts, foundations, public and private donors who make our work possible.
Our primary supporters are:
- SAC- Swedish Arts Council
- Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Stavanger Municipality
- Fritt Ord - The Fritt Ord Foundation
- ICORN Cities through membership fees.
For more information, see our partners and supporters page.
This vital funding contributes to the day-to-day running of ICORN’s Secretariat in Stavanger
The ICORN Secretariat is the organisation's administrative centre. It receieves and screens applications from persecuted writers, artists, and journalists, verifying the authenticity of their work and the danger they are in. The ICORN Secretariat establishes contact between applicants and Cities of Refuge, and advises and guides all parties throughout the process.
ICORN also facilitaties contact and cooperation between member cities, city coordinators, and promotional arenas. We strive to recruit more cities to host more writers, artists, and journalists at risk, and to extend the scope of expertise to assist in the different stages of an application. ICORN organises an annual meeting and a biannual General Assembly to connect residents, city representatives, partners, and other human rights organisations from around the world.
Each ICORN City of Refuge is independently managed and financed.
Want to contribute?
If you are interested in supporting ICORN and believe we may be a good fit for your organisation, please contact ICORN's Executive Director Helge Lunge for an initial discussion.
Phone: +47 51 50 71 25
If you wish to directly support ICORN, you can make a donation to the organisation.
Any donations go directly to our 'Emergency Fund' which is used to help writers, artists, and journalists in urgent situations, on the run or/and whilst waiting to arrive in an ICORN City of Refuge. The Emergency Fund helps cover basic needs such as shelter, food, medicine, communication and transportation means.
Bank account details:
Bank: SPAREBANK 1 SR-BANK
Account IBAN: NO3832013065526
(for Norwegians account # 32013065526)
PLEASE mark the donation: 'ICORN Emergency Fund 710018'.