The first editions of the ICon Arts Academy took place in Breaza (Prahova county). After 3 years, the classes and artistic performances moved to a more appropriate space for cultural projects, which is Sibiu and the surrounding area.

With workshops taking place in Cisnadie and Cisnadioara and shows in the city that became a European Cultural Capital in 2007, the ICon Arts Academy project caught root, developed and became a reference point in the area’s calendar of artistic events.

The workshops were initially aimed at the musical environment: composition, musicology, solo performance, chamber music, and orchestra. Later on, the jazz workshop was added to the list. After this, the workshops slowly grew from music into the other arts. In the past 7 years, the ICon Arts Academy has created workshops for contemporary dance, photography, theatre, visual arts. From a music summer school, it grew into a contemporary arts school.

The mission of the Academy is to create, within an informal environment, a bond between internationally renowned personalities and the young artists from Romania and abroad

We take great pride in our 11 editions, which provided a relaxing though inspiring environment, having artists participating in two, even three consecutive editions, with extraordinary mentors who dedicate two weeks of their summer to pay forward their experience.