About Us

A world leader in children's art and creativity since 1997, we organize the world's largest art program for schoolchildren, produce the World Children's Festival, publishe the ChildArt magazine, and conduct other programs and activities that foster creativity and develop empathy—preconditions for a prosperous and peaceful future.
The ICAF is governed by a small executive board supported by a corporate board and an advisory board. The ICAF also has a youth board comprised of exceptional talented and artistic children and young people. The Executive Board develops and markets programs, formulates educational partnerships and corporate alliances, and has fiduciary responsibilities as well.
The ICAF Corporate Board consists of creative business leaders who advise on marketing and sponsorship, design and branding.
  • Sandy Carter, General Manager, Ecosystem Development and Social Business Evangelist, IBM, Somers, NY
  • David Croslin, President, Innovate The Future and former Chief Technologist, Hewlett-Packard
  • Kingsley Hill, Senior Consultant, Millennium Three Ltd., Gladstone, NJ
  • Grace M. Kataoka, Founder and CEO, Amala Paradigm, LLC, Coto de Caza, CA
  • Jas Singh Mann, Chairman and Managing Partner at Virgin Produced India,Mumbai, India and Managing Partner at Tantrik Group, Malibu, CA
  • Marcia Minter, VP Creative Director, L. L. Bean, Inc., Freeport, Maine
  • Dr. Francis Pang, President at Pang Holdings Ltd., Toronto, Canada and at AKD Education Consultants Inc., Beijing, China
  • Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer, PepsiCo, Purchase, NY
  • Finlay Robb, VP Digital and Business Development, Guitar Center, Westlake Village, CA
  • Susan Sheffield, Design Director, Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
  • Peter J. Tichansky, President/CEO, Business Council for International Understanding, NY, NY
The ICAF Advisory Board members contribute ideas, research and knowledge that influence and inform the ICAF's programs and lesson plans.
Board members and guests at ICAF Awards Ceremony, Washington Convention Center, Sept 2003    Professionals