Press Releases

December 29, 2016 SchoolArts Magazine features ICAF’s invitation to repair the world More...


December 23, 2016 On the Spirit of Christmas theme three Artists Donate Works to ICAF More...


April 26, 2016 Certiport to feature ICAF as Client for Adobe Certified Associate World Championship More...


July 16, 2015 The World Children’s Festival brings a rare double-rainbow to The Ellipse More...


June 9, 2015 5th World Children’s Festival to open June 30th at The Ellipse next to The White House More...


June 8, 2015 Four Los Angeles Arts Olympiad Winners to Represent California at the World Children’s Festival More...


March 26, 2015 The Arts Olympiad ceremony in Mazatlan prepares Mexican children for participation in the WCF2015 More...


March 3, 2015 World Children’s Festival attracts creative children from as far away as Australia and New Zealand More...


December 24, 2014 Safilo USA chooses the ICAF as charity for OXYDO eyewear now on sale at 50 Nordstrom stores More...


December 19, 2014 Saudi children not to benefit from the global Arts Olympiad nor represent their Kingdom at the World Children's Festival 2015 in Washington More...


October 16, 2014 5th World Children’s Festival on The National Mall 2-4 July 2015 More...


September 30, 2014 The ICAF ranks among “25 Top Children's Charities” More...


July 16, 2014 World Children’s Festival 2015 logo produced at Cannes Lions More...


April 4, 2014 The 2014 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest semifinalists selected by the ICAF panel of judges More...


February 8, 2013: Celebrate the 2013 Endangered Species Day by participating in a youth art contest organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Coalition, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the ICAF. Deadline March 15, 2013 More...


February 5, 2013: ARTBEAT Features the 5th Arts Olympiad (2013-2016). More...


January 20, 2013: CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation journal interviews Dr. Ishaq on the history and vision of the ICAF More...


December 14, 2012: The ICAF invites you to become part of a major music video by the Los Angeles band Nico Vega and their song “We Are The Art.” Email us your original 3-5 minute video clip by January 31, 2012 Instructions (Download 1Mb pdf) Press Release (Download 234kb pdf)


November 2, 2012: The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy is heartbreaking and our thoughts are with the children. Support the Healing Arts Program to aid their psychological recovery and restore their faith in nature More...


September 12, 2012: Eight year old author donates earnings to the ICAF


July 20, 2012: The Arts Olympiad Exhibitions in Washington DC celebrate the London 2012 Games


March 19, 2012: ICAF Youth Board Members Host Exhibition in Japan that draws over 3,000 attendees


March 6, 2012: International Child Art Exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa to commemorate the first anniversary of the earthquake/tsunami in Japan.


February 12, 2012: Nurturing Creativity and Developing Empathy Globally (download PDF 392Kb) Article on ICAF in the current issue of Journal of Urban Culture Research.


November 1, 2011: United States Sports Academy honors ICAF founder with Distinguished Service Award. Press release (download PDF 245Kb)


October 5, 2011: WACOM's "A Thousand Forests" campaign promotes creativity and philanthropy. You can win a significant prize and support ICAF as well. Download the press release for more information (133Kb PDF download)


Oct 1, 2011: You can review sample pages of the ChildArt magazine on the World Children’s Festival 2011 (1Mb PDF download).  This is a special issue of ChildArt which has nearly 200 festival photos and is 40 pages instead of the standard 32 pages.  If you are not a subscriber, you can order one or more copies by emailing childart@icaf.org and stating if the copy is to be mailed domestically in the U.S. or to a non-U.S. address.  This amazing issue is a souvenir to be cherished.


May 25, 2011: WCF 2011 to Feature Top Teen and Tween Performers on June 17-19 (191KB PDF download)


May 2, 2011: Media Advisory: WCF 2011 (64Kb PDF Download)


February 14, 2011: Young musicians compete to perform on the “World Stage” at the World Children’s Festival 17-19 June.

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December 2, 2010: Update on the World Children's Festival 2011


Read the World Children's Festival 2011 Update for a festival planning update, festival objectives, and features. (1.4 MB 12-page pdf download)

To learn more about the World Children's Festival, view pictures and art, and explore past festivals, see World Children's Festival website.


July 10, 2010: Newsweek magazine article on declining American creativity

"From fourth grade on, creativity no longer occurs in a vacuum; researching and studying become an integral part of coming up with useful solutions. But this transition isn't easy. As school stuffs more complex information into their heads, kids get overloaded, and creativity suffers. When creative children have a supportive teacher—someone tolerant of unconventional answers, occasional disruptions, or detours of curiosity—they tend to excel. When they don't, they tend to underperform and drop out of high school or don't finish college at high rates." -- Excerpt from Newsweek's "The Creativity Crisis"


March 24, 2010: Healing Arts Programs for Haiti and Chile Launched

The International Child Art Foundation today launched the Haiti Healing Arts Program and the Chile Healing Arts Program to help the child survivors cope with the traumatic experience.

In January 2010 the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti killed nearly 230,000 people, injured about 300,000, turned nearly one million into homeless and may have affected as many as three million people. In February 2010 the 8.8 magnitude that struck off the coast of the Maule region of Chile, affected 80 percent of the country and moved the entire city of Concepción nearly 10 feet to the west, according to seismologists.

Significant international efforts are underway to address the physical health needs of the children of both Haiti and Chile. Yet the mental health needs of child victims often get too little attention in any mass trauma event. ICAF will send teams of art therapists to Haiti and Chile to work with the children starting in May 2010.

To learn more, see Haiti Healing Arts Program and Chile Healing Arts Program.

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