ISTA present...

Budapest HS festival

January 24 - January 27, 2019

Wait List


Bridging the gap

Starting Point

At this festival we will explore the connecting nature of bridges and their practical, conceptual, artistic and symbolic qualities over time.

Out & About

Each ensemble visits a bridge and all participants have boat trip of the Danube looking at all of the bridges.


Environmental, artistic, conceptual

ISTA Event Coordinator



American International School Budapest
Kolozsvár u. 43, 2094

Tel: +36 26 556 000

Host school website

Important Information

The festival starts at 4:00pm on Thursday 24th January 2019 and finishes at 12:30pm on Sunday 27th January 2019.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 15th November 2018.
Registration closes 29th November 2018.
Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 15th November 2018.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window closes.
All schools will need to be at the American International School Budapest in time for a 4:00pm start on Thursday 24th January 2019 and may leave the school after the close at 12:30pm on Sunday 27th January 2019. Please arrange international travel accordingly.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in time for an evening meal and may leave the school on Sunday after 1:00pm. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Budapest by Tuesday evening 22nd January 2019 to spend Wednesday in school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 29th November 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 participants will fly into Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
The journey from the airport to the school takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes from the train station.

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.
All schools will be met by a representative from the host school and taken to the school by bus.

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 Hungary.
Artists will need to take a taxi to the hotel on arrival.


All teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists will stay at the following hotel
Art Hotel
Bem rakpart 16-19. H-1011
Telephone: + 36 1 487 9407
Hotel website

The hotel has free Wi-Fi
The room rate is 90 Euros per person per night, including breakfast.
The journey from the hotel to the school is approximately 30 minutes by private bus.

Visiting schools
Visiting teachers/chaperones will be booked into single rooms at the hotel for the nights of the 24th, 25th and 26th January 2019.
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 the nights of the 24th, 25th and 26th January 2019.

ISTA artists
Artists will be booked into the hotel for the nights of the 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th January 2019.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 22nd January 2019.
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 (does not include Sunday).
Dinner – 2 evening meals provided; 3rd evening meal is the social meal for visiting teachers/chaperones and will be taken with host families for students.

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

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 24 January at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 27 January at 12:30


American International School Budapest
Kolozsvár u. 43, 2094


• American International School of Budapest
• American School of The Hague
• Bavarian International School
• Frankfurt International School
• I S Luxembourg
• International School Belgrade
• International School of Prague
• Leipzig International School
• Munich International School
• Walworth Barbour American International School Israel


• Anna Andresen
• Kevin Burns
• Liisa Smith
• Matt Godfrey
• Mike West
• Sacha Kyle
• Sophie Galton