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.


April 5, 2022 - See children’s perspectives on the United Nations “Human Security” approach

January 11, 2022 - Create the Future: Peruse the overview of the current ChildArt magazine on Creativity and learn the perspectives of Taiwan’s Audrey Tang, Microsoft’s Dr. Glen Weyl, Adobe’s Govind Balakrishnan, Google’s Abigail Posner, and several prominent researchers and practitioners

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

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