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A research study on Michigan State University’s graduates who majored in STEM fields found that “…those who own businesses or patents received up to eight times more exposure to the arts as children than the general public.” >http://bit.ly/1eVVtFE
Don’t forget to turn in your artwork for our 5th Arts Olympiad! We are excited to see you fantastic imagination come to life.
The ICAF Corporate Board Member Mr. Jas Singh Mann launches Virgin Produced India, a subsidiary of the Virgin Group, at the 44th International Film Festival in Goa this week. Check it out here>http://bit.ly/18JXShM.
We are all very excited for Mr. Mann and we wish him the best.
In celebration of United Nations’s Universal Children’s Day, the ICAF brings you pictures of our past World Children’s Festivals. Children’s creativity and imagination will lead to the creation of a sustainable and better world; they are our future.
To engage children in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau in its 5th Arts Olympiad and the 2015 World Children’s Festival, the ICAF signed a representation agreement with Advanced Development Knowledge (AKD) group which covers Canadian International School of Beijing and the C.C International Child Art Center (Beijing).
We look forward to contributing to the creative education of students in China, which totals 260 million.
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University of Granada art professor María Reyes González Vida, an organizer of the 5th Arts Olympiad in Spain, eloquently captures her 4th Arts Olympiad experience in this article which appears in the current issue of Visual Artbeat Magazine
The shutdown of the U.S. government is a telling example of the importance of creativity and empathy to democracy and good governance. For the past 17 years, the ICAF has brought the power of the arts to children so as to foster the development of creativity and empathy in tomorrow’s citizens and representatives.
The work for you to reflect on today is by Chun Yat Wong (age 12, Hong Kong).
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Here’s the final design of the UN Slavery Memorial unveiled this week during the General Assembly meetings by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (ICAF’s Dr. Ishaq was one of the five judges) > http://tinyurl.com/MemorialDesign.