ISTA present...

Dresden Upper PS/Lower MS Festival

May 23 - May 26, 2024

Wait List

Festival Title: Catch 24

Please contact Event Manager Emily Grant to book in for the extra available spaces

Artistic Information

Global Challenge and Area of learning
Tuning into our environments, our world and beyond

Cultural Experience
A visit to the Volkswagen Glass Car Factory
You’ve heard it many times: electromobility is the future. But what exactly is behind it? And what does this future feel like? At the Glass Car Factory, you have the opportunity to take a comprehensive, vivid and interactive look at this topic and find many answers to your questions.
Website link

Greta and the Giants
Link to author reading the story

Important Information

Venue address
Dresden International School
Annenstraße, 9, Dresden, 01067, Germany

Venue website

The event starts at 3:00pm on Thursday 23rd May 2024
The event ends at 1:30pm on Sunday 26th May 2024

Event Manager
Emily Grant

Registration opens on 24th April 2023.

All information must be submitted by 29th February 2024

Travel information is required as part of the registration process.

Please have travel details confirmed.

A late registration fee of GBP £200 will be charged for registrations not complete by this date. Please see this document for the information required to complete registration.

Booking and registration processes for festivals

Participants should arrive at the host school for registration by
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 1:30pm on Sunday 26th May 2024

Please arrange travel accordingly.


Waitlist procedures

Once the maximum number of bookings has been reached the event will display “Waitlist“.
If this happens please email the Event Manager for the festival (listed under Important information on the event webpage) and ask to be added to the waiting list. Please provide the number of students and teachers you wish to reserve in your email.

Financial Information

Registration Fees

Student Learners
Members: GBP £250
Non-members: GBP £300
Host organisation: GBP £195 for the first 15 students and GBP £250 for each thereafter.

ISTA Young Creative Leadership Programme Participants
Members: GBP £300
Non-members: GBP £350

Educator Chaperones
Member: GBP £85
Non-member: GBP £105

*Registration fees include ISTA t-shirt for all participants

All participants:
Cultural Experience: GBP £10

For non-local participants (as needed)
Local Transportation (if staying at the hotel): GBP £10
Airport/Train Station Pick-up/Drop off: GBP £10

Total cost per student learner
Local member: GBP £260
Non-local member: GBP £280
Local non-member: GBP £310
Non-local, non-member: GBP £330

Total cost per educator/chaperone
Local member: GBP £95
Non-local member: GBP £115
Local non-member: GBP £115
Non-local, non-member: GBP: £135

Please note

– Once you have submitted a booking form, you will receive a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit invoice for 50% of the registration fees for the number of students you have booked.

– Your place at the event will only be confirmed if we receive payment of your deposit within 21 days.

– You will be invoiced for the remaining 50% of registration fees and any applicable surcharges upon completion of the registration form.

– The remaining registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed. By then you should have submitted your registration form.

Please refer to our event terms and conditions for details of late registration/cancellation fees.

Travel and visas

All participants will arrive into Dresden at Dresden Airport / Bahnhof Dresden-Neustadt Train station as appropriate.

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


Hotel model

Please Note:
Festival hosts will arrange a block booking reservation at an appropriate hotel. Participating organisations are responsible for booking and paying for their group’s accommodation at the recommended hotel.
Airport/Station pick up/drop off and daily local transportation to the festival venue will not be provided for organisations choosing to book at a hotel other than the one recommended by the host.
ISTA and the host organisation will not take responsibility for any arrangements made between the organisation and the hotel.

Name of hotel: IBIS Dresden Zentrum
Hotel address: Prager Str. 5, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Phone number : +49 351 48564856
Hotel website
Please email Dana at and quote the booking code 5015545 to receive the offer.

For adult chaperones
Single rooms should be booked for 3 nights from 23rd May 2024

For learners

Shared rooms should be booked for 3 nights from 23rd May 2024

Single Rooms – 99,00 EUR including breakfast
Shared Rooms – 129,00 EUR including breakfast

Please note that all visitors who stay in Dresden in hotels, guest houses or holiday homes have to pay a lodging tax. Children up to the age of 18 are exempt from the lodging tax. The amount of the lodging tax is calculated per person and night.


For hotel stay students and all adult chaperones
Please ensure you book breakfast at the hotel.

Lunch will be provided daily at the host school/venue.

Evening meals will be provided at the host school/venue.

If a social meal is to be part of the festival schedule for adult chaperones and ISTA artists this is costed at approximately GBP £30 per person.

The ISTA™ Young Creative Leadership Programme

The ISTA™ Young Creative Leadership Programme is an opportunity for high school students to develop their creative leadership skills.

Students develop their skills through a series of reflective tasks, mentoring and attendance at a middle school festival in a leadership role. The student then plans how this leadership experience will be implemented in their own community.

This is a powerful service learning opportunity and can be used as part of other leadership initiatives.

Click here to download the fact sheet.

Contact your Event Manager for more information.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 23 May at 15:00
Finishes on Sunday 26 May at 13:30
(Local Time)


Dresden International School
Annenstr. 9
1067 Dresden
Tel: +49 351 440070


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