ISTA present...

Atlanta (Connect) HS festival

March 11 - March 14, 2021

Artistic information


Title
A story of us

At this festival we will explore…
… immigration and how understanding our stories and celebrating our diversity empowers us to eliminate barriers and create stronger communities.

Inspiration
Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Frame
People, historical, community.

Important information


School address
Atlanta International School
2895 North Fulton Drive, NE
Atlanta
GA, 30305
USA

School website

The festival starts at 4:00pm on Thursday 11th March 2021.
The festival finishes at 12:30pm on Sunday 14th March 2021.

Event coordinator
Helen Abbott

For participants
Registration opens on 3rd December 2020.
Registration closes on 17th December 2020.

Please note
All information required in the registration forms should be collected before 3rd December 2020.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window opens.
Participants should arrive in time to be at the school for the 4:00pm start on Thursday 11th March 2021.
Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 12:30pm on Sunday 14th March 2021.
Please arrange travel accordingly.

For artists
Artists need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Wednesday 10th March 2021.
Artists should not plan to leave the school until 1:00pm on Sunday 14th March 2021.
The Rep should arrive by evening on Tuesday 9th March 2021.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Travel information is due by 7th January 2021.

Finances


Students
Registration fees
Member schools – GBP £216.
Host school – GBP £165 for the first 20, thereafter GBP £216.
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

Surcharges
Airport transfers – GBP £10.
Excursion – GBP £10.

Accommodation costs (if not homestay)
GBP £TBC per student per night based on shared accommodation; GBP £TBC for three nights.

Total cost per student
Local member schools – GBP £226.
Non-local member schools (homestay) – GBP £236.
Non-local member schools (hotel stay) – GBP £236 plus accommodation.
Host school – GBP £175 for the first 20, thereafter GBP £226.

Teachers/chaperones
Registration fees
Member schools – GBP £50.
Non-member schools – GBP £102.

Surcharges
ISTA t-shirt (optional) – GBP £12.
Airport transfers – GBP £10.
Excursion – GBP £10.

Accommodation costs (if students in hotel)
GBP £TBC per teacher per night based on single room accommodation; GBP £TBC for three nights.
Please note that if students have homestay teachers will pay directly to hotel, not ISTA.

Total cost per teacher/chaperone
Local member schools – GBP £72.
Non-local member schools (homestay students) – GBP £82.
Non-local member schools (hotel stay students) – GBP £82 plus accommodation.
Local non-member schools – GBP £124.
Non-local non-member schools – GBP £134 plus accommodation.
Host school – GBP £72.

Please note
All registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed.
A non refundable, non-transferable deposit will be sent with the booking confirmation; this amount will be deducted from your final invoice.
The deposit will be as follows:
For bookings of 1 – 10 students GBP £500.
For bookings of 11 – 15 students GBP £750.
For bookings of 16 or more students GBP £1,000.
Please refer to our event terms and conditions for details of late registration/cancellation fees.

Travel and visas


All participants will fly into Atlanta.

For participants
Participants are responsible for booking their own travel and securing visas for the event.

For artists
Artists are responsible for booking their own flights and will work with the EC to provide all information in a timely manner.
Artist teams are launched 12 weeks prior to the event and all flights must be booked 10 weeks prior to the event.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the correct visa.

Accommodation


ISTA will book a hotel for those participants opting for hotel accommodation as well as for ISTA artists close to the school.

AIS will provide homestay for up to 30 students; this will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Remaining participants will stay at the designated hotel.

For all visiting teachers/chaperones
Single rooms will be booked for 3 nights from Thursday 11th March 2021.
We work on a costing of GBP £90 per person per night for adults; including breakfast.
Hotel costs will be confirmed by the end of May 2020.

For teachers whose students are in homestay
Teachers/chaperones will be responsible for paying for rooms on arrival. We can make provision for schools to pay hotel bills ahead of time.

For homestay students
Students will stay with families from the host school community; there is no additional cost for this.
Housing for students will be provided for 3 nights from Thursday 11th March 2021.

For school groups staying in the hotel
For students
Students will stay in shared rooms at the designated hotel.
Shared rooms will be booked for 3 nights from Thursday 11th March 2021.
Where possible students will be placed in rooms with peers from the same school.
Hotel costs will be confirmed by the end of May 2020.

Schools will be invoiced at the time of registration for all accommodation costs.

For local participants
No accommodation will be booked for local schools.
Participants are responsible for organising their own daily travel.
Breakfasts will not be provided.

For artists
Single rooms will be booked for artists for 4 nights from Wednesday 10th March 2021.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep on Tuesday 9th March 2021.
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay.

Meals


For participants
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel or with host families.
Lunches will be provided daily. Lunch on Sunday is not included.
Evening meals will be provided either at the host school or with host families.

One evening meal for teachers/chaperones will be the social meal. This is costed at approximately GBP £30 per person.

For artists
All meals are provided by the host school.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:

Dates

Starts on Thursday 11 March at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 14 March at 12:30 .

Venue

Atlanta International School
2890 North Fulton Drive
Atlanta, Georgia
30305
United States of America

Visit the website

Participants

• Atlanta International School
• Connect Scholars