iCAN permanently ceased all program operations on June 30th, 2016. All inquiries may be directed to info@icansbc.org

Media Releases

iCAN Closing All Programs, Restructuring to Grant-Making Foundation

The Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN) was founded in 2005 by a group of individuals who believe that all young people should have access to quality arts learning opportunities and that the arts are essential to the social, emotional, and intellectual development of every child. In just over ten years, iCAN grew to…

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iCAN and Santa Barbara Unified Reach Co-Investment Agreement

Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) and the Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN) are on the threshold of a new phase of their 10-year partnership. Since 2005, iCAN has fully funded high-quality visual arts programs that would otherwise have been available to some 3,000 elementary students attending…

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iCAN Message of Appreciation to Dr. Cash

In response to the December 7, 2015 announcement of Dr. David Cash’s retirement as Superintendent of the Santa Barbara Unified School District, this message of thanks was delivered by iCAN’s Executive Director Jeffry Walker at the December 8th meeting of the SBUSD School Board. Good evening, President Heron &…

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TV Santa Barbara Hosts Artists’ Reception

TV Santa Barbara (TVSB) invites the community to enjoy light refreshments while mingling with artists and TVSB media makers at a free, festive art reception, from 5-7 PM, on Wednesday, June 10,2015. The exhibition, entitled If You Teach a Child Art, features works by the Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN), and will be…

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iCAN Concludes Art Show Season

Throughout the year, iCAN (The Incredible Children’s Art Network) hosts a series of exhibitions, performances and public events both in town and on school campuses. iCAN invites the community to attend the remainder of their Spring Art Show series. At an iCAN Art Show, a diverse assortment of artwork is on display in a variety…

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Enjoy Lunch at Wine Cask & Support iCAN

Art and food are some of life’s greatest pleasures, and Wine Cask couldn’t agree more. This June, make a date for lunch and support a local nonprofit iCAN, the Incredible Children’s Art Network of Santa Barbara! This month, Wine Cask has partnered with iCAN for their Charity Lunch Promotion, and will donate 10% of all…

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iCAN Gains Director of Finance and Operations, Leisa Cosentino

The Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN) is pleased to announce Leisa Cosentino as the organization’s first Director of Finance and Operations. With over thirty years of experience as a senior financial and operations manager, Cosentino will work with the organization’s leadership team to refine and implement financial…

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Elementary Students from iCAN Music Program Spread Holiday Cheer, Flash Mob Style

Just before 10:00 this morning, dozens of Santa Barbara residents at Handlebar Coffee and the Santa Barbara Post Office, were surprised by a flash mob style concert with students from the Music Program of iCAN, the Incredible Children’s Art Network. Thirty students, grades four through six, walked with instruments in-hand…

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The Garden Celebrates Children with Three Special Events

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a wondrous place for children to learn and discover the beauty of nature first-hand, in a truly meaningful and experiential way. To celebrate our community’s children, the Garden is hosting an all-day event on Saturday, December 7th beginning with the annual Family Holiday Craft Workshop…

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