EIKON has been inspired by the work of Image, which seeks to foster both personal and cultural renewal through a revival of the Judeo-Christian imagination.
The objectives of EIKON are set out in its letters patent, which read in part:
A) To produce arts festivals for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of visual art and literature through participation in such festivals and related workshops;
B) To fund and award scholarships, fellowships, bursaries and prizes, based on some or all financial need, scholastic excellence and/or meritorious artistic endeavours;
C) To educate artists and writers and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and literature by providing instructional; seminars and lectures and disseminating materials and information on visual art and literature
EIKON is a Canadian charity benefiting the arts and artists by paying attention to artistic endeavours that also engage faith and mystery