Sanctuary Program means that an artist who is a victim of censorship or persecution in his home country offered a two-year stipend, free housing and a network to develop artistically and to get to work freely within their field of art.
Cultural Board in Umeå to begin work runner application to become a sanctuary municipality 2017.
This means that Umeå will subscribe for membership in the sanctuary network ICORN, the International Cities of Refuge network.
– It is with great pleasure cultural Committee started the process to Umeå can become a safe haven for vulnerable cultural workers in 2017. It has been a protracted process that began in 2011. the first step is to Umeå municipality sign membership ICORN then begin the process of finding a suitable candidate for the sanctuary program, says Tomas Wennström (S), culture chairperson.