development

Development comes with initiatives that eliminate hindrances to people’s choices and opportunities to realise their humanity and individual talents

development & culture

Development comes with initiatives that eliminate hindrances to people’s choices and opportunities to realise their humanity and individual talents

Culture is the richest manifestation of human liberty. The cultivation of human capacities brings meaning and hope where deprivation hampers development

culture

Culture is the richest manifestation of human liberty. The cultivation of human capacities brings meaning and hope where deprivation hampers development

news

POP UP market in Iceland 9.-11th of DECEMBER

POP UP market in Iceland 9.-11th of DECEMBER

Now it is time for our POP-UP market in Iceland. It will take place 9th, 10th and the 11th of December in MENGI. This year we will be joined by the book publisher Angústura! We are excited to share the space with them. They focus on publishing unique, exciting and...

Kraumur Music Awards Nominees

The moment we have been waiting for is here! We are immensly proud of having founded these awards. To watch them grow and empower artists every year brings us great and sincere joy. The Kraumur Music Awards Nominees are: Al­freð Drexler - Drexler’s Lab Ari Árel­íus -...

Grassroot Gender Empowerment Movement and Aurora Foundation

Grassroot Gender Empowerment Movement and Aurora Foundation

GGEM is a Sierra Leonean microfinance institution that Aurora Foundation has been supporting since 2014. GGEM stands for Grassroots Gender Empowerment Movement. We got to meet some of GGEM successful clients and now we share their stories.  Meet Miss Mariatu Sesay!...

projects

daughter funds

Design and music are among the strongest tools we have to express our feelings and emotions, our political views and culture. As the creative process emanates from the deepest part of a person’s soul, these art forms have an impact on people from all cultures throughout the world.

Aurora’s daughter funds, Kraumur Music Fund and Aurora Design Fund, were founded with this in mind. These funds have supported numerous young designers and musicians to make their debuts or to continue newly established carriers, thus making a visible impact on the music and design scene in Iceland.

Read more about the funds on their websites.

Aurora’s core values

  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Positivity
  • Integrity

vision

We believe in the free and creative spirit of the mind
Our vision is to nurture and cultivate this spirit in order to improve and enrich people’s lives

mission

We aim to be a dynamic catalyst in development and culture, by executing projects that provide a robust and permanent boost to communities

Development is about transforming the lives of people,
not just transforming economies


Joseph Stiglitz, Making Globalization Work