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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, International, International Peace & Security, Literacy, Visual Arts

Mission: The ICAF nurtures our children's creativity and develops bonds with their creative peers around the world for global understanding and leadership.

Results: Over the past 18 years, approximately 5 million children produced original works under the ICAF programs and over one million children have benefitted from the ICAF festivals, exhibitions, and publications. Since the 8- to 12-year-old population exceeds 660 million in the world, the ICAF’s work has only just begun.

Target demographics: schoolchildren overcome the "4th-grade slump" in their creativity and develop their empathy.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 125,000 children through the 5th Arts Olympiad.

Geographic areas served: Schools in nearly 100 countries including the United States.

Programs: The ICAF organizes the Arts Olympiad globally, produces the World Children’s Festival quadrennially, published the ChildArt magazine quarterly, and conducts Healing Arts Programs and Peace through Art Programs occasionally.

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Former staff

Rating: 5

The ICAF has a long and distinguished history of serving as the world's premier promoting organization for children's art and sport. To be involved with the ICAF is to have one's finger on the pulse of tomorrow-in-the-making, child by child. For the adult, this comprises an education in children's psychology above and beyond any offered by college or university. Yet in the very infrastructure of ICAF's organization is the concern for and template of, the true child's world. As this world unfolds through children's creativity and the essence of sport, the ICAF offers us the hope to dream in highest tangible terms. ICAF is the precursor organization working to unite the children of tomorrow - and the adults they become- in a lasting embrace.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently a Law Clerk at ICAF, and it has been such an amazing experience. The organization keeps talented individuals challenged, and also recognizes the value of children with different talents and skills.

The director (Dr. Ashaq) communicates an inspiring vision for talented children. He is personally committed to the growth of ICAF, as well the progess of past and present interns in their career paths.

1 Maya C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently a summer intern for ICAF. It is such a privilege to work with an organization that cares so much about children and all of their artistic abilities. It is very important for children to be able to express themselves and this organization encourages them to do so through art. Creativity is important for children and it is great to know there are organizations out there that care.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ICAF dedicated their entire activity to art and creativity. They promote artistic projects for talented children and give them the opportunity to meet and learn from each other. International Child Art Foundation is all about multiculturalism and do their best to shape the people of tomorrow through inspirational activities. Their most ambitious project, World Children's Festival, is a highly attended international event that occupies a great place in the lives of aspiring and creative children all over the world. They value diversity, cultural expression and education. I participated in the World Children's Festival two times, and a couple of days there influenced me for the years to come. I met people from places I did not even dare to dream about visiting, I gained artistic knowledge and I evolved as a person.

2 Lily S

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an Intern of ICAF since August 2013. I'd say this has been and will always been my longest internship ever. This is the place where you never want to leave, with a super amiable leader, extremely vibrant team and a vision that contributes greatly to the world's children and creative education!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a really fascinating organization. I have seen so many incredible art works from children and the Arts Olympiad festival is more than just an art festival: it does enhance creativity through many kinds of activities! Thanks for International Child Art Foundation, which serves for such a long time to contribute to the world's most important career. I really admire it.

2 Olivia S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I spent a year interning with ICAF and it was a valuable and eye-opening experience. The organization promotes creativity from a young age and uses this creativity as a unifying source of peace and understanding for children across the globe.

2

Former staff

Rating: 5

It's nice to work there. i love the sweet, quiet, and colorful work environment there. Everyone is so kind and love to help each other.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am now working as an accountant in this organization and both colleagues and boss here make me feel really comfortable and happy. The workload is not very heavy. This kind of good working atmosphere benefits me a lot and really helps me improve my efficiency and communication skills.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working as an intern at the international child art foundation has been a great experience. I am learning skills in communications and marketing through social media. I am also meeting an interesting group of people. The atmosphere is comfortable but productive.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Art, though undeniably valuable and often goes hand in hand with creativity, is still an underrated area. I am glad to finally find an organization that supports and promote art among children around the world. International Child Art Foundation’s art programs (such as the Art Olympiad) are great activities for the youth to express and develop their artistic and creative sides freely. ICAF is a great organization to volunteer or donate for!