ISTA presents...

Kyiv (Bonsai) HS festival

January 23 - January 26, 2020

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Artistic information


Title
Once upon a place

At this festival we will explore…
… how places and sites of memory can be used to create and influence cultural identity.

Inspiration
The Old City of Kyiv through a psychogeographic walk visiting old neighbourhoods, fortifications and landmark churches.

Frame
Cultural, conceptual, architectural.

Important Information

Festival dates
23rd – 26th January 2020

Festival address
Pechersk School International
Viktora Zabily St, 7A
Kyiv 02000
Ukraine

School website

The festival starts at:
4:00pm on Thursday 23rd January 2020.

The festival finishes at:
12:30pm on Sunday 26th January 2020.

Event coordinator
Helen Abbott

helen@ista.co.uk

For schools
Registration opens on 21st November 2019.
Registration closes on 5th December 2019.

Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected by 21st November 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 in time to be at the festival venue for the 4:00pm start on Thursday 23rd January 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 12:30pm on Sunday 26th January 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.

For artists
You need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Wednesday 22nd January 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 1:00pm on Sunday 26th January 2020.
The Rep should arrive by evening on Tuesday 21st January 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Travel information is due by 14th November 2019.


Finances

Students

Registration fees
Students from member schools – GBP £216.
Students from host school – 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 £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 plus accommodation.
Local non-member schools – GBP £124.
Non-local non-member schools – GBP £134 plus accommodation.
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 Kyiv Boryspil International Airport or Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany).

The journey from Kyiv Boryspil International Airport takes approximately 50 minutes and approximately 30 minutes from Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany).

For schools
You are responsible for booking your own travel and securing visas for the festival.

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

All teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists will stay at the following hotel

Holiday Inn Kiev
100 Velyka Vasylkivska Street
Kyiv 03150
Ukraine

Tel: + 38 0443 6330 00
Hotel website

The hotel has free Wi-Fi.
The room rate is EUR €80 per person per night, including breakfast.
The journey from the hotel to the school is approximately 20 minutes by bus, provided by host school.

For schools

For teachers/chaperones
Single rooms will be booked for the nights of the 23rd, 24th and 25th January 2020.
ISTA will invoice schools for all accommodation costs at the time of registration.

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 23rd January 2020.

For artists
Single rooms will be booked for you for 4 nights from 22nd January 2020.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 21st January 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 (does not include Sunday lunch).
Evening meals are 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 23 January at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 26 January at 12:30 .

Venue

Pechersk School International
Viktora Zabily St, 7A
Kyiv 02000
Ukraine

School website

Participants

• American School of The Hague
• Antwerp International School
• British International School Bratislava
• Pechersk International School
• Takev Schools
• Wiesbaden High School