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

Fashion Industry Insiders Collaboration

Fashion Industry Insiders Collaboration

On the fifth of May, a harvesting fashion show event was held by Fashion Industry Insiders in collaboration with the Sierra Leonean fashion design hub Izelia and Aurora Foundation. The efforts of the past few weeks were showcased at the Country Lodge Hotel in...

Cohort 4 Graduation!

Cohort 4 Graduation!

On Wednesday, we graduated the fourth Cohort of our StartUP (formerly pre-acceleration) programme, and the largest one hitherto! Thirteen ambitious entrepreneurs graduated from our programme and are ready to develop their businesses even more and continue to grow. We...

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