ICAF is dedicated to cultivating children’s creativity and developing mutual empathy among them and their peers worldwide through the universal language of art.


COVID-19 has shown that a lack of creativity and empathy can be dangerous for any community or a nation. The symbiotic relationship between creativity and empathy can grow a virtuous cycle of public health, prosperity, and unity.


Our healing arts programs restore faith in nature of child victims of natural disasters. Our healing arts programs restore trust in humanity of children living in conflict zones. Our school art programs foster students’ creativity while our festivals, seminars, and exhibitions infuse creativity with empathy.


- Participate for Free in the 6th Arts Olympiad Lesson Plans for schoolteachers or parents.


- Register for Free for the 6th World Children’s Festival on July 30 – August 1, 2021


- Subscribe to the unique ChildArt quarterly for cross-cultural learning and global competencies.


- Contribute to help the children create new hope for the future.


Thank you for joining our Creativity-Empathy Revolution!





November 26, 2020 - – Anthropologie Lifestyle Brands develop an exciting partnership to promote ICAF this Giving Tuesday


October 22, 2020 - Blackbaud selects ICAF as the charity for its first virtual global bbcon—the tech conference for a better world


October 9, 2020 - ICAF partners with NIH/NIDA for ChildArt’s current issue on Brain Development and Child Health


July 8, 2020 – ChildArt magazine “Art for Health” issue available for free download to help families cope with Covid-19



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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 and deserve your support. You can contribute today to their 6th World Children’s Festival and join them on July 30– August 1, 2021 at the National Mall across from the U.S. Capitol.


You may also donate via JustGiving.org, NetworkForGood, or a check to be mailed 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.