Ithaca City of Asylum (ICOA) is a nonprofit providing refuge for writers and artists under threat. They equally advocate for human rights and freedom of expression. ICOA is a project of the Center for Transformative Action and a member of the International Cities of Refuge Network.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Temporary relocation 

Target group: artists, writers

Operates worldwide 

ICOA is dedicated to providing sanctuary to writers whose works are suppressed, whose lives are threatened, whose cultures are vanishing, or whose languages are endangered. ICOA is a member of the International Cities of Refuge Network, joining people around the world advocating for freedom of expression.