Creativity and empathy are key attributes of successful learners and leaders. Creativity fuels discovery, originality and invention while empathy brings mutuality, compromise and collaborative innovation.

The development of creativity and empathy is thus a precondition for sustainable growth, shared prosperity and a peaceful future. This development must start early because of the right of the child to be creative and empathetic—free from the pervasive “4th-grade slump” in creativity and sectarian tensions that muddy their “mirror neurons.”

The arts can foster creativity and empathy since both are rooted in the arts—children’s universal language.

Here at the ICAF, we are planting the seeds of freedom by fostering the innate creativity and intrinsic empathy of schoolchildren. Since leaders of the future come from those who think differently, we inspire students to boldly step beyond the boundaries set before them and challenge the norm. We bring the Arts Olympiad to classrooms for their creative development. Our ChildArt quarterly offers them new knowledge and global insights. The World Children’s Festival develops their empathy so diversity and differences can amplify the fractal of human discovery and innovation.

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Apr 10, 2018 - Arts for Empathy exhibition at Andover Phillips Academy

Apr 7, 2018 - ChildArt quarterly promotes architecture and design education in collaboration with AIA (see sample)

Nov 14, 2017 – Congratulations to our board members Mr. Sergey Eylanbekov and Ms. Lisa Russell

Nov 11, 2017 – ChildArt quarterly reviewed in Leonardo

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