ISTA presents...

Chennai MS festival

February 7 - February 9, 2020

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Artistic information


Title
Southbound

At this festival we will explore…
… the environment of south India to consider how a place shapes the cultures, lives and identities of its people.

Exploration
A visit to the Dhakshinachitra Cultural Museum.

Frame
Cultural, artistic, environmental.

Important Information

Festival dates
7th – 9th February 2020

Festival address
American International School Chennai
100 Feet Road Taramani
Chennai 600 113
India

School website

The festival starts at:
9:00am on Friday 7th February 2020.

The festival finishes at:
5:00pm on Sunday 9th February 2020.

Event coordinator
Helen Abbott

helen@ista.co.uk

For schools
Registration opens on 6th December 2019.
Registration closes on 20th December 2019.

Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected by 6th December 2019.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window opens.
You should arrive into Chennai by evening on Thursday 6th February 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 5:00pm on Sunday 9th February 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.

For artists
You need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Wednesday 5th February 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 5:30pm on Sunday 9th February 2020.
The Rep should arrive by evening on Tuesday 4th February 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Travel information is due by 29th November 2019.


Finances

Students

Registration fees
Students from member schools – GBP £216.
Students from host school – GBP £165 for the first 25, thereafter GBP £216.
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

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

Total cost per student
Local member schools – GBP £226.
Non-local member schools – GBP £236.
Host school – GBP £175 for the first 25, 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.

Total cost per teacher/chaperone
Local member schools – GBP £72.
Non-local member schools – GBP £82.
Local non-member schools – GBP £124.
Non-local non-member schools – GBP £134.
Host school – GBP £72.

Please note:
1. A GBP £500 non refundable, non transferable 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 Chennai.

The journey from the airport to the school takes approximately 30 – 60 minutes.

For schools
You are responsible for booking your own travel and securing visas for the festival.
A visa is required for entering India. If you require a visa invitation letter please contact your EC.

All schools will be met by a representative from the host school and taken to the school by bus.

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


Accommodation

ISTA will book a hotel for teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists close to the school.

For schools

For teachers/chaperones
Single rooms will be be booked for 3 nights from 6th February 2020.
We work on a costing of GBP £90.00 per person per night for adults; including breakfast.
Hotel costs will be confirmed by the end of May 2019.
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 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 6th February 2019.

For artists
Single rooms will be booked for you for 4 nights from 5th February 2020.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the evening of 4th February 2020.
You will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during your stay.


Meals

For schools
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel or with host families.
Lunches will be provided daily.
Evening meals are provided either at the host school or with host families. No evening meal provided on Sunday.
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 Friday 07 February at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 09 February at 17:00 .

Venue

American International School Chennai
100 Feet Road Taramani
Chennai 600 113
India

School website

Participants

• American Embassy School New Delhi
• American International School – Chennai
• American School of Bombay
• Dulwich College (Singapore)
• French International School, Hong Kong
• Singapore American School