ISTA presents...

Vienna HS festival

April 25 - April 28, 2019

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Wild wonder

Starting Point

At this festival we will explore ideas of beauty examining the savage, wild, untamed beauty of nature in contrast to environments that have been created and manicured by humans.

Out & About

Kunst Haus Wien, Hundertwasserhaus, Botanischer Garten, Belvereder Garten, 1030 Baumgasse meadow.


Environmental, artistic, conceptual.

ISTA Event Coordinator



Vienna International School
Str. der Menschenrechte 1
1220 Wien-Donaustadt

Tel: +43 1 2035595

Host school website

Important Information

The festival starts at 4:00pm on Thursday 25th April 2019 and finishes at 12:30pm on Sunday 28th April 2019.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 21st February 2019.
Registration closes 7th March 2019.
Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 21st February 2019.
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 be at Vienna International Schoolin time for a 4:00pm start on Thursday 25th April 2019 and may leave the school after the close at 12:30pm on Sunday 28th April 2019. Please arrange international travel accordingly.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 24th in time for an evening meal and may leave the school on Sunday after 1:00pm. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Vienna by Tuesday evening 23rd April 2019 to spend Wednesday in school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 7th March 2019.


Registration fees
GBP £206 per student – member schools.
GBP £157.50 per student – host school (first 25 students).
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

GBP £10 airport transfers.
GBP £10 out and about.

Total per student
GBP £226 members, GBP £167.50 host.

GBP £50 – visiting member schools, towards catering etc.
GBP £97 – visiting non-member schools registration fee (includes meals at school).
GBP £10 airport transfers.
GBP £10 out and about.
GBP £12 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
GBP £82 members.
GBP £129 non-members.
Plus accommodation and travel TBC by the end of March 2018.

Please note:
1. A GBP £500 non-refundable, non-transferrable 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 Vienna international airport.

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.

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


ISTA will book a hotel for visiting teachers and ISTA artists, close to the school.

Visiting schools
Participants will be booked into the hotel for 3 nights from the 25th April 2019.
We work on a price range of approximately GBP£95 per person per night, including breakfast.
ISTA will invoice schools for all accommodation costs at the time of registration.

Students will stay with host families.
There will be no charge for accommodation.
Housing will be offered for 3 nights from the 25th April 2019.

ISTA artists
Single rooms will be booked for ISTA artists for 4 nights from the 24th April 2019.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 23rd April 2019.
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Visiting schools
Breakfast – for visiting teachers at the hotel, for visiting students with host families.
Lunches daily provided by the host school (does not include Sunday).
Dinner – 2 evening meals provided; 3rd evening meal is the social meal for visiting teachers/chaperones and will be taken with host families for students.

ISTA artists
All meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 25 April at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 28 April at 12:30 .


Vienna International School
Str. der Menschenrechte 1
1220 Wien-Donaustadt


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