Mission: To cultivate schoolchildren’s creativity for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and grow mutual empathy for “a more perfect union” through the power of the arts.


Vision: Since creativity animates capitalism and empathy cradles democracy, inspire the young to become “creative-empaths”—future leaders who can transform this wounded world into a wondrous one.


Take Action!


- Parents and librarians can subscribe to the ChildArt quarterly for global competencies and emotional intelligence.


- Professionals can apply to volunteer and students can apply to intern at ICAF.


- Businesses can host child art exhibition to awaken employees’ “inner child” and foster collaborative innovation.


- Corporations can leverage our 24 years of experience in developing mutual empathy to enhance workforce performance.





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October 15, 2021 - An exciting treasure hunt to win $10,000. To order the book with clues based on ICAF’s Arts Olympians’ artworks, visit https://www.amzn.com/dp/1098397304 for the poster


August 10, 2021 - Children make their mark at the National Mall at their 2021WCF


July 14, 2021 - 6th Arts Olympiad winners announced and invited as official delegates to the 2021 World Children’s Festival (2-page pdf)


June 15, 2021 - Learn about ICAF in SchoolArts magazine (2-page pdf)


May 16, 2021 - "How to prepare children for the Fourth Industrial Revolution" in the National PTA’s magazine


May 3, 2021 - ChildArt magazine provides guideposts to morality


April 19, 2021 - “Child art provides insights into the future” a 2:15-min clip


January 15, 2021 - ChildArt magazine interviews 16 global creative leaders to inspire our young readers during these challenging times






Learn about our theory of change (2 min)

Incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) organization, ICAF serves American children as their national arts organization and the world’s children as their global arts organization.


Children need your help to engage in the arts, and they deserve your support to become more creative and empathic.


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You can also donate through Just Giving , NetworkForGood , Paypal, or by check to ICAF, Post Office Box 58133, Washington DC 20037.


Click here if you want to honor an art lover with a donation OR click here if you want to contribute in loving memory of a dearest.


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ICAF is independently ranked as one of the 25 Top Children’s Charities in the United States.