3rd Arts Olympiad (2005-2008) - Theme: My Favorite Sport

Approximately 3 million children worldwide participated - almost one million in China alone through ICAF’s partnership with the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation. ICAF organized the European Children’s Festival, held at the Olympia Park in Munich in May 2006. The 3rd AO winners came together with their parents and teachers at the World Children’s Festival 2007, held on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

3rd Arts Olympiad - Belarus winner - Vitautus K, Age 12

Articles about the 3rd Arts Olympiad: UNESCO Observatory E-Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (September 2007) University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (17 pages online) The State Education Standard, Vol. 6, Number 1 (March 2006) The Journal of the National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, Virginia 434kb pdf…

“I believe that you have developed this wonderful program to inspire youth to tap into their creative talents, empathy, and self-expression in quite a powerful way. I truly resonate with the festival and organization you have created - and even more so, I resonate with what I hear as the underlying reason you have done this work. The arts as a bridge to peace, empathy, understanding - as a link between cultures, traditions, religions, classes - all the labels that we humans have created to tell ourselves that we are separate and unequal.”

- Mariah Miller, Founder, Kids for PEACE, Madison, WI (December 12, 2007)