ISTA present...

Guangzhou MS festival

November 2 - November 4, 2018

Wait List


Behind the label

Starting Point

At this festival we will explore the role art plays in the transformation and regeneration of the urban landscape.

Out & About

Redtory, which is now a big art space but used to be a canning factory.


Cultural, social, environmental.

ISTA Event Coordinator


The American International School of Guangzhou
19 Kexiang Rd, Huangpu Qu
Guangzhou Shi, China
Tel: + 86 20 3213 5555
Host school website

Important Information

The festival starts at 9:00am on Friday 2nd November 2018 and finishes at 5:00pm on Sunday 4th November 2018.

Information for visiting schools
Registration opens 31st August 2018.
Registration closes 14th September 2018.

Please note:

We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 31st August 2018.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window closes.
Schools should plan to take flights that arrive by late afternoon into Guangzhou on Thursday 1st November 2018. Schools may leave the host school after the close at 5:00pm on Sunday 4th November 2018.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 31st October 2018 in time for an evening meal and may leave AISG on Sunday after 5:30pm. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Guangzhou on Tuesday 30th September to spend Wednesday with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 14th September 2018.


Registration fees
GBP £206 per student – member schools.
GBP £157.50 per student – host school (first 25 students).
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

GBP £10 airport transfers.
GBP £10 out and about.

Total per student
GBP £226 members, GBP £167.50 host.

GBP £50 – visiting member schools, towards catering etc.
GBP £97 – visiting non-member schools registration fee (includes meals at school).
GBP £10 airport transfers.
GBP £10 out and about.
GBP £12 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
GBP £82 members.
GBP £129 non-members.

Please note:
1. A GBP £500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A GBP £500 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.
3. A GBP £150 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.
4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.

Travel & Visas

All overseas participants will fly into Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (CAN).

The journey from the airport to the school will take approximately 1 hour.

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.

Schools will use private transportation provided by the school to get from the airport to the school. All schools will be met by a representative from the host school.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and will use our travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the festival and your EC will talk you through the process for booking flights at the time of activation.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter India.


All teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists will stay at the following hotel:

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City
28 Ningcai Lu, Central District, Science City
Guangzhou, 510663
People’s Republic of China
Tel: + 86 20 888 00999
Hotel website

The hotel has free WiFi.

The room rate for single occupancy room is CNY ¥600 per night, including breakfast.

The room rate for double occupancy room is CNY ¥700 per night, including breakfast.

The journey from the hotel to the school is approximately 10 minutes on foot. Teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists will be shuttled on buses to/from the school each day.

Visiting schools
Visiting teachers/chaperones will be booked into the hotel for the nights of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd November 2018.

Visiting schools will be responsible for paying for rooms upon arrival. We can make provision for schools to pay hotel bills ahead of time.

Students will stay with host families.
There will be no charge for accommodation.
Housing will be offered for three nights from the 1st November 2018.

ISTA artists
ISTA will book and pay for single room accommodation for the nights of the 31st October, 1st, 2nd and 3rd November 2018.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 30th October 2018.
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Visiting schools
Breakfast – for visiting teachers at the hotel, for visiting students with host families.
Lunches daily provided by the host school.
Dinner provided on days 1 and 2 of the festival.

ISTA artists
All meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 02 November at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 04 November at 17:00


The American International School of Guangzhou
19 Kexiang Rd, Huangpu Qu
Guangzhou Shi, China


• Alexander Pushkin School
• American International School of Guangzhou
• Nanjing International School
• Near West Group Ltd.
• Overseas School of Colombo
• Yew Chung International School of Beijing
• Zhuhai International School


• Bong Cabrera
• Mary-Frances Doherty
• Matt Godfrey
• Paul Bongiovanni
• Rachel Jackson
• Stephen Finegold