ISTA present...

Eden MS

May 4 - May 6, 2018

Wait List

Students stay and work at the Eden Project, exploring the sculptures that lie within the biomes and in the surrounding landscape through drama.


The figures in the garden

Starting Point

What stories do the sculptures in the garden tell? What role do human constructed creations play in a natural environment? What is the effect of the natural world on human creations? This festival focuses on the stories told by art works in natural environments. We inquire into the relationship between art and nature, our relationship to our environments and the way our environments affect us and our creations.

Out & About

There is no specific out and about as the entire festival takes place at the Eden Project.

ISTA Event Coordinator

Jen Tickle


The Eden Project
Cornwall PL24 2SG
United Kingdom

Tel: + 44 (0) 1726811911

Important Information

The festival begins at 9:00am on Friday 4th May 2018 and finishes late evening on Sunday 6th May 2018.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 2nd March 2018.
Registration closes 16th March 2018.

Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 2nd March 2018.
Travel information will be required as part of the registration process this year. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window closes.
All schools will need to arrive at the Eden Project by the evening of Thursday 3rd May 2018; departures can be planned from Monday morning (leaving Eden after breakfast). Please arrange international travel accordingly.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 in time for an evening meal and should plan on leaving Monday morning. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive at Eden by the evening of Tuesday 1st May 2018 to spend Wednesday at the Eden Project.
Artist travel information is required by 16th March 2018.


Students/intern ensemble leaders (IELs)
Registration fees

£206 per student – member schools.
£186.60 per student – Global Patron schools.
Please note this includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

£19 Newquay airport/St Austell train station transfers.
£192 accommodation (shared rooms) and catering.

Total per student
£417 members, £397.60 Global Patrons.


£97 registration fee – non-member schools.
£19 Newquay airport/St Austell train station transfers.
£240 accommodation (single rooms) and catering.
£12 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
£271 members.
£368 non-members.

Please note:
1. A £500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A £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 £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

Schools should fly into London or Newquay airports.  From London airports schools should take a bus or train to St. Austell.

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.
All schools will be collected by private transport from Newquay airport or St. Austell train station and taken to the Youth Hostel on arrival. Transport will also be provided to Newquay or St. Austell at the end of the festival.

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


Visiting schools

All teachers will stay at the YHA @ Eden with their students.
Teachers will be booked into single rooms for the nights of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th May 2018.

Visiting students
Students will stay in shared accommodation at the YHA @ Eden for the nights of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th May 2018.
Accommodation costs are in addition to the registration fees.
Where possible we will place students in rooms along with peers from their own school.

ISTA artists

ISTA will book and pay for single room accommodation for the nights of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th May 2018.
The Rep will be booked in for an additional night (1st May 2018).
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


All participants
All meals will take place at the Eden Project.

ISTA artists
All meals will be provided.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 04 May at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 06 May at 18:30


The Eden Project
Cornwall PL24 2SG
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 (0) 1726811911


• ACS Cobham International School
• ACS Egham International School
• American International School of Bucharest
• American School in London
• Bilkent Laboratory and International School (Int)
• Gelisim Schools (Nat)
• International School of Stavanger
• Tarsus American College, (MS Section is known as SEV)
• Walworth Barbour American International School Israel


• Alan Hayes
• Anna Andresen
• Emily Jane Grant
• Ethan Brokenshire
• Helen Leblique
• Kate Caster
• Will Kerley