International Contemporary Arts (ICon Arts) is the story of an ambitious cultural project that turned into a complex, internationally renowned independent contemporary art phenomenon.
ICon Arts is both an international art course (ICon Arts Academy) and a music and performance festival (ICon Arts Festival).
Started in 2003, as a series of summer classes, and focused on contemporary music, ICon Arts Academy aims to encourage the exchange of experience between young performers and composers, artists, masters and all those shaping a new generation of artists.
On the fine line between formal and non-formal education, ICon Arts Academy has created the right environment for young artists to develop and gain access to international master classes.
Along with the Academy, the ICon Arts Festival naturally took shape as a series of concerts starring academics, on the one hand, and on the other hand, big, worldwide renowned names of contemporary music.