Mission

“To Inspire Engagement with Croatian Creative Culture”

About Us

Ikon Arts Foundation was established in 2013 with a vision to inspire engagement with Croatian creative culture in the USA. Drawing from their mutual Croatian heritage, and combined experience in the creative and commercial industries, they saw an opportunity to launch an organization that can introduce, connect and promote high-caliber Croatian creatives in the USA.

Headquartered in New York City, where creative forces and commercial business intersect, Ikon Arts Foundation produces the Ikon Review digital platform, art and design exhibitions, film screenings, and creative marketing projects. As the only organization of its kind in the USA, Ikon Arts Foundation is a truly unique platform, offering insight and exposure to Croatian creative culture.

Ikon Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt not-for-profit organization.

Foundation Directors

Katarina Milicevic – Director, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc

Linda Mateljan – Marketing Director, Ikon Arts Foundation Inc

 

Ikon Review

Ikon Review is a digital platform and interactive space that enables readers to discover the work of emerging, established and iconic artists, designers and filmmakers from Croatia. It aims to be the definitive English-language resource featuring the best Croatian creative work and personalities.

Elaine Ritchel – Contributing Writer

Kelly Foster – Contributing Writer / Social Media Manager

Creative Advisory Board

Branka Bencic – Independent Curator

Gaella Gottwald – Creative Director of the City of Dubrovnik

Hrvoje Slovenc – Photographer, Adjunct Assistant Professor Parsons School of Design

Mirna Morphis – Designer, Creative Consultant

Vanja Cernjul – Cinematographer, ASC