The International Child Art Foundation's mission is to integrate the arts with science, sport and technology for the development of children’s innate creativity and intrinsic empathy – preconditions for a more just, prosperous and nonviolent world.
The vision of the International Child Art Foundation is to create a world that nurtures children’s innate creativity, fosters their intrinsic empathy, and includes children’s voices in any deliberation on the future. ICAF is a pioneer in creating public awareness about children’s creative and empathic development and an effective advocate for the rights of children to be creative and empathic. Towards this end, ICAF organizes the Arts Olympiad globally, hosts the World Children’s Festival every four years, publishes the ChildArt magazine quarterly, launches Peace through Art Programs and Healing Arts Programs occasionally, and arranges art exhibitions internationally.
ICAF is all about elevation of children’s artistic expressions and their voices. ICAF advocates that every contemporary art museum dedicate one room to the living art of children; that at least one percent of available wall space in corporate offices be devoted to children’s art; that every city must be a city of children where their concerns are mobilized and addressed; and that any deliberation on the future – be it a local, national or global platform – include the voices and concerns of children.
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