International Child Art Foundation

Rating: 4.88 stars   33 reviews

Address:

ICAF P.O. Box 58133 Washington DC 20037 USA

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.

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http://www.icaf.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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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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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.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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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.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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.

 
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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.

 
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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!

 
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I had experience with ICAF, and worked as a China Program Coordinator. We want to bring the Chinese children with international children together via creativity and arts. I enjoyed working here and would love to help more children know that what their imagination and creativity can help to make everything better. Please support us.

 
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I began this internship about 2 months ago and I am enjoying my job and having a great experience at ICAF. As a training ground of my career and development, I used my bilingual skills to reach out Korean companies and schools (I am originally from South Korea). By promoting connections with worldwide charities and advancing international connections, I have learned creating connections with different communities and enhancing collaborative skills. More importantly, I learned about myself to see what I am going to pursue for dream in the future. I am very positive about that those young and ambitious students would love to work with ICAF staff and to take great opportunities to see the directions of your career path. Work conditions are relaxed and very flexible so that you can always have a nice talk with people around you and there will always be someone to help you.


If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would say that it will be nicer to have a bigger office sicne there are many people who want to join us.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I've been involved with the arts ever since I was little kid. I volunteer as a mentor and was the president of a club servicing students with learning disabilities to convey their emotions through the art projects. ICAF allows me to be in a diverse environment that supports creativity within children. ICAF challenges me on a daily bases to think of art and creativity in a different way and how it impacts the world around us. I have been volunteering at ICAF for a year and each time I come into the office, I look forward to doing different activities with the staff and other volunteers.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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I am a current George Washington University student studying international affairs interning here at ICAF and I have loved every day of it. Every member of the team here is all passionately working towards the same goal of spreading the values of a creative mind and self-expression in children. Dr. Ishaq is extremely dedicated and constantly brainstorming with us new ways to expand ICAF's reach. I it is a great experience to be part of this process. As an international Affairs major I enjoy working with a non-profit that operates internationally and using the globalized world to spread such amazing values. I grew up attending small schools that always emphasized the arts and creative expression, so it is really rewarding to be a part of an organization that is making it possible for children all over the world to develop to their full artistic, creative, and innovative potential.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the office and task force even more for a greater reach.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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