Creativity experts claim that our children are educated out of their creativity. This is false. The nearly two decade long field experience of the International Child Art Foundation working with schoolteachers across the U.S. and in nearly 100 countries shows that teachers grow their students’ imagination and foster their critical creative thinking. The ICAF helps them do so.
Founded in 1997, the ICAF has served American children as their national arts & creativity organization and the world’s children as their international arts & creativity organization. The ICAF employs the power of the arts to nurture creativity and imbue it with empathy. Research shows that creativity and empathy are key attributes of successful learners and leaders. The development of creativity and empathy are also a prerequisite for universal prosperity and peace.
The WCF educational programming is based on STEAMS EducationSM, the ICAF’s pioneering approach that integrates STEM disciplines with art and culture (signified by the "A") and sport and play (the "S") for children’s holistic development.
The WCF2015 includes public and private events. The public event takes place on June 30th to July 2nd at The Ellipse—“President’s Park” south of The White House. Each day’s educational focus is different: June 30th is Health & Environment Day, July 1st is Creativity & Imagination Day, and July 2nd is Peace & Leadership Day. The WCF opens at 10:00 am and closes at 7:00 pm. On July 2nd it closes at 5:00 pm with a drumming circle ceremony.
- Your amazing young musicians and performers can apply to showcase their talents at the WCF.
- You can apply to host a one-hour workshop or a two-hour activity.
- You can subscribe to ChildArt magazine to help foster your students’ creative development and global thinking through the arts.
- You can help the children and their World Festival by making a donation today and by inspiring your students to adopt the ICAF as their charity.
- You can shop for WCF merchandize and help spread the word.