A: We do not charge you anything. (But we do encourage our guests to give some money to a charity that we support. Normally guests give about 1000 USD per week, but if you can not afford that we are fine with less, or even nothing.)
A: It is NOT fake. And there is no catch! We have created ideas island in honour of all creative people who have created things that people used to think was too good to be true!
A: Normally one week. If you can argue well for why one week is not enough then we might let you stay longer.
A: Between 4 and 6 depending on the island. So it is ok to bring friends. (The $1,000 to charity is per group, not per person.) There will never be other guests on the island, so the only people you will be sharing the island with is the friends you bring along.
A: No. Ideas Island exists purely to let creative people get away to work on their ideas.
A: Yes. You pay for your travel. You pay for the food. You stay for free.
A: Voluntary donations that were generously received in the past was passed on 100% to sponsor free occupational therapy for poor Filipino autistic children through GOALS and, Philippine General Hospital, scholarship for a deaf student at the Philippine Institute of the Deaf https://www.pidmanila.com, and KRANTI - sex workers in Mumbai - https://www.kranti-india.org
A: Fredrik Haren covers the cost of maintaining, marketing and administrating Ideas Island. It is, of course, a sizeable amount, but he thinks it is worth it if it can inspire people to work on their best ideas. (And the reason we do not charge is that it would take away all the magic. It would be boring. And, frankly, uncreative.)
A: If you have sent in a proper application, and if you are selected to get to go, you will get a PDF with all the information you need about the island, but the short answer is: You fly to Stockholm, Sweden and then take a taxi for about 1 hour to get to the island.
A: Ideas Island is open from 1st june to 30th september.
A: You do not have to be a “world class creative person” to get to go! Fredrik will try to get a wide variety of people to go – the important thing that you are passionate about the creative project you want to work on.
A: At the moment we do NOT have the resources to reply personally to every email application that we get. We will ONLY reply to you if you HAVE been selected. But we hope to soon have enough manpower to be able to reply to everyone. In the meantime we ask for your understanding.
A: Sorry, we do not have time to answer simple questions like this. (Ideas Island is not a resort. It is not a hotel. We lend out private islands and do not charge for it, so please forgive us for not being able to answer all kind of questions around the islands. If you are serious about wanting to go, please apply and if you get selected you will receive a PDF with all the information you need.
A: We look at the kind idea you want to develop. If you and your idea inspire us, we would love to help you bring your ideas to life.
Have more questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org