ISTA presents...

Ulm (Bonsai) MS festival

March 5 - March 8, 2020

Artistic information


Title
Falling into place

At this festival we will explore…
… how geography, architecture and the organisation of public space shapes the identity of a place.

Exploration
A walking scavenger hunt around the old city of Ulm to identify the pieces which create the cultural identity of a place.

Frame
Environmental, conceptual, community.

Important Information

Festival dates
5th – 8th March 2020

Festival address
International School of Ulm/Neu Ulm
Schwabenstrasse 25
89231 Neu-Ulm
Germany

School website

The festival starts at:
4:00pm on Thursday 5th March 2020.

The festival finishes at:
12:30pm on Sunday 8th March 2020.

Event coordinator
Helen Abbott

helen@ista.co.uk

For schools
Registration opens on 9th January 2020.
Registration closes 23rd January 2020.

Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected by 9th 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 5th March 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 12:30pm on Sunday 8th March 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.

For artists
You need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Wednesday 4th March 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 1:00pm on Sunday 8th March 2020.
The Rep should arrive by evening on 3rd March 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Travel information is due by 19th December 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
Excursion – GBP £10.

Total cost per student
Local member schools – GBP £226.
Non-local member schools – GBP £226.
Host school – GBP £226.

Teachers/chaperones

Registration fees
Member schools – GBP £50.
Non-member schools – GBP £102.

Surcharges
ISTA t-shirt (optional) – GBP £12.
Excursion – GBP £10.

Total cost per teacher/chaperone
Local member schools – GBP £72.
Non-local member schools – GBP £72.
Local non-member schools – GBP £124.
Non-local non-member schools – GBP £124.
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 Munich or Stuttgart and then take a train to Ulm. Alternatively schools can travel by train to Ulm Hauptbahnhof.

Trains from either airport take approximately 2.5 hours.

The host school has also recommended the following coach companies:

Airport Liner for groups up to 8 people.
Gairing for larger groups.

Coach travel from either airport will take approximately 1.5 hours.

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

All schools will be met at Ulm train station by a representative from the host school.

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

RiKu HOTEL Neu-Ulm
Maximilianstrasse 4
89231 Neu-Ulm
Germany

Tel: + 49 7319 8094 150
Hotel website

The hotel has free Wi-Fi
The single room rate is EUR €88 per person per night, including breakfast.
The double room rate is EUR €107 per night, including breakfast.
The journey from the hotel to the school is approximately 20 minutes on foot or 7 minutes by bus.

For schools

For teachers/chaperones
Visiting teachers/chaperones will be booked into single rooms at the hotel for the nights of the 5th, 6th and 7th March 2020.
Teachers/chaperones will be responsible for paying for rooms on arrival. We can make a 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 5th March 2020.

For artists
Single rooms will be booked for you for 4 nights from 4th March 2020.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 3rd 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 (Sunday lunch not included).
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 05 March at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 08 March at 12:30 .

Venue

International School of Ulm/Neu Ulm
Schwabenstrasse 25
89231 Neu-Ulm
Germany

School website

Participants

• International School of Belgrade
• International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm
• Pechersk International School
• robertm@kingalfred.org.uk
• Vienna International School