Welcome to the Innovative Conservatoire

Welcome to ICON

The Innovative Conservatoire is an international collaboration to stimulate knowledge exchange, innovation and reflective practice in Conservatoires. This short film reflects our approach.

Find out more about ICON


We run two major seminars a year, including other smaller events hosted by our participating institutions. Our events section lists all our events, including associated resource materials. View our event calendar >

Latest inspirations

  1. Inspiration

    Authenticity, Courage and Mirrors

    Carlos Lopez-Real

  2. Inspiration

    On teaching

    Timora Rosler

  3. Inspiration

    Find your art without limits and prejudice

    Nataša Jokić


Featured Profile

Niek Pronk

Utrecht Conservatorium

We have a network of over 200 members from institutions around the globe. Each of our members has a profile page which includes a biography, details of seminars they have attended and resources they have contributed to the ICON project.

Newest members

  1. Niek Pronk Utrecht Conservatorium

  2. Maria Larsson University of Gothenburg – Academy of Music and Drama

  3. Arjen Hosper ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

View the A—Z of ICON members


Featured News

Reflective Conservatoire Conference 2018: The Artist as Citizen – by Falk Hübner

Click here for the latest ICON news including details of forthcoming seminars, guest contributors, project outcomes and developments.

Recent news

  1. Reflective Conservatoire Conference 2018: The Artist as Citizen – by Falk Hübner

  2. ICON at Reflective Conservatoire Conference in February 2018

View all News

We have a large bank of resources, both public and private. If you are an ICON member you can log in at the top of the page to access private resources. Once signed-in private resources are marked with a padlock.

For more information about ICON, including how to get involved with the project and how to get in touch, visit
our 'About ICON' page.