Some creativity experts claim that children are schooled out of their creativity. This is false. The 23 years of 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, ICAF serves American children as their national arts organization and the world’s children as their global arts organization. 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 World Children’s Festival (WCF) provides students a transformative experience that grows their creativity, infuses it with empathy, and enhances their global competencies.
Each festival day has a unique educational focus. July 31st is Health & Environment Day, August 1st is Creativity & Imagination Day. August 2nd is Peace & Leadership Day. The festival opens at 10:00 am and closes at 6:00 pm on all three days.
The WCF educational programming is based on STEAMS Education, our pioneering approach to integrate STEM disciplines with art and culture ("A") and with sport and play (the second "S") for students’ holistic development.
Do not miss the Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 31st at 10:00 am. Or the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 2nd at 5:00 pm.
Please contact us if you are interested in attending the World Children’s Awards Banquet on Monday, August 3rd which is the only ticketed event which you might want to support and join the world’s children celebrate the future.
- 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 help the children and their World Festival by making a donation today and by inspiring your students to adopt the ICAF as their charity.
For more, please review this brief on the WCF 2020.