ISTA presents...

Ottawa HS festival

April 2 - April 5, 2020

Artistic information


Title
The stories we tell

At this festival we will explore…
… some characteristics of theatre from around the world and how storytelling, oral traditions, dance and music are used to examine who we are and the world we inhabit.

Inspiration
National Arts Centre (NAC) artist-in-residency and Indigenous Theatre Programme and installations.

Frame
Cultural, artistic, conceptual

Important Information

Festival dates
2nd – 5th April 2020

Festival address
Ashbury College
362 Mariposa Avenue
Rockcliffe Park
Ontario
K1M 0T3
Canada

Festival website
www.ashbury.ca

The festival starts at:
4:00pm on Thursday 2nd April 2020.

The festival finishes at:
12:30pm on Sunday 5th April 2020.

Event coordinator
Keriann O’Rourke
keriann@ista.co.uk

For schools
Registration opens on 30th January 2020.
Registration closes on 13th February 2020.

Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected by 30th January 2020.
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 2nd April 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 12:30pm on Sunday 5th April 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.

For artists
You need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Wednesday 1st April 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 1:00pm on Sunday 5th April 2020.
The Rep should arrive by evening on Tuesday 31st March 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Travel information is due by 23rd January 2020.


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 Ottawa International Airport.

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

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 booked for 3 nights from Thursday 2nd April 2020.
We work on a costing of GBP £90 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 Thursday 2nd April 2020.

For artists
Single rooms will be booked for you for 4 nights from 1st April 2020.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 31st March 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 (no lunch provided Sunday).
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 02 April at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 05 April at 12:30 .

Venue

Ashbury College
362 Mariposa Avenue
Rockcliffe Park
Ontario
K1M 0T3
Canada

Participants

• Ashbury College