As an independent non-profit membership organisation, ICORN is most grateful for the support of the trusts and foundations and public and private donors who make our work possible.
Our primary supporters are:
- Sida - The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
- Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Stavanger Municipality
- Fritt Ord - The Fritt Ord Foundation
- ICORN cities (membership fees)
See Partners and Supporters
This vital funding contributes to the day-to-day running of ICORN’s Administration Centre in Stavanger.
The ICORN Administration Centre receives and screens applications from persecuted writers and artists; verifies the danger and authenticates their work; establishes contact between applicants and cities of refuge; and advises and guides all parties throughout the whole process. ICORN also facilitates contact and cooperation between member cities, city coordinators, promotional arenas and their guests. We strive to recruit more cities to host more writers and artists at risk, and to extend the network of organisations with the expertise to assist in the different stages of an applicantion. ICORN organizes an annual meeting to connect writers/artists, city representatives, partners and human rights organisations from all over the world, and a biannual General Assembly.
Each 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 trust/foundation/initiative/business, please contact our Executive Director Helge Lunde for an initial discussion:
If you wish to support us, you can also donate money directly to the organisation. The money transferred to this account will go directly to our Emergency fund. The Emergency fund helps writers and artists in urgent situations and/or on the run, while waiting to arrive in a city of refuge. The funding will help cover basic needs such as shelter, food, medicine, tele communication and transportation.
Bank: SPAREBANK 1 SR-BANK
Account IBAN: NO3832013065526
(for Norwegians account # 32013065526)
PLEASE mark the donation: ICORN Emergency fund 107211
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