International Child Art Foundation

International Child Art Foundation

ICAF serves American children as their national arts organization that cultivates their creativity and grows mutual empathy among them and their peers worldwide through the universal language of art for a more prosperous and peaceful future. We organize the world’s largest school art program (the Arts Olympiad) to empower

International Child Art Foundation

ICAF serves American children as their national arts organization that cultivates their creativity and grows mutual empathy among them and their peers worldwide through the universal language of art for a more prosperous and peaceful future. We organize the world’s largest school art program (the Arts Olympiad) to empower students to overcome the well-documented "4th-grade slump" in childhood creativity. Every four years, we produce the World Children's Festival (the "Olympics" of children's imagination) at the National Mall across the U.S. Capitol. Every quarter, we publish the ad-free ChildArtmagazine for cross-cultural understanding and global competencies. ICAF was founded to unite children and give them voice. Children freely express themselves through their art, and especially those disadvanted or facing language impediments or difficulty in articulation. Though children's art is arguably the most honest and pure form of human creative expression, it is generally ignored. Even contemporary art museums do not exhibit children's masterpieces. The impact of our work is felt in our nation's capital, where ICAF is headquartered, and where every four years we produce the World Children's Festival at The National Mall across the U.S. Capital as the "Olympics" of children's imagination. As the national art organization for American children, we work across the U.S., conducting programs, hosting art exhibitions, and arranging children's panels at conferences. By fostering children's creativity and developing empathy, ICAF fulfills six key Social Development Goals (SGDs) of UN2030. Our work reduces poverty, promotes good health, brings quality education, ensures gender equality, reduces inequities, and builds peace in communities and the world at large.

About the Organization:

ICAF serves American children as their national arts organization that cultivates their creativity and grows mutual empathy among them and their peers worldwide through the universal language of art for a more prosperous and peaceful future. We organize the world’s largest school art program (the Arts Olympiad) to empower students to overcome the well-documented "4th-grade slump" in childhood creativity. Every four years, we produce the World Children's Festival (the "Olympics" of children's imagination) at the National Mall across the U.S. Capitol. Every quarter, we publish the ad-free ChildArtmagazine for cross-cultural understanding and global competencies. ICAF was founded to unite children and give them voice. Children freely express themselves through their art, and especially those disadvanted or facing language impediments or difficulty in articulation. Though children's art is arguably the most honest and pure form of human creative expression, it is generally ignored. Even contemporary art museums do not exhibit children's masterpieces. The impact of our work is felt in our nation's capital, where ICAF is headquartered, and where every four years we produce the World Children's Festival at The National Mall across the U.S. Capital as the "Olympics" of children's imagination. As the national art organization for American children, we work across the U.S., conducting programs, hosting art exhibitions, and arranging children's panels at conferences. By fostering children's creativity and developing empathy, ICAF fulfills six key Social Development Goals (SGDs) of UN2030. Our work reduces poverty, promotes good health, brings quality education, ensures gender equality, reduces inequities, and builds peace in communities and the world at large.

organizational budget

$100,000 - $500,000

existence for

21-25 YEARS

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