Safe Haven or a City of Refuge hosting period is two years, with the aim of a longer or a permanent relocation for persecuted artists in a safe environment. This program is organized by ICORN and its member cities. ICORN is an independent international organisation of cities and regions, offering safe havens for writers and artists at risk, and SafeMUSE has been working for facilitating for music hosting within the scheme. SafeMUSE recommends artists in need for a longer or permanent relocation to apply for a placement through the ICORN City of Refuge scheme.
SafeMUSE emphasizes the need for a relevant arts related clearing and assessment process of the applicants, and a good professional integration of each Safe Haven artist with artistic relevant local and regional music environments.