ISTA presents...

Zurich (Bonsai) HS festival

October 31 - November 3, 2019

Artistic information


Title
Taking sides

At this festival we will explore…
… neutrality and what it means to your identity to remain neutral or take sides for something you are willing to fight for.

Inspiration
The Landesmuseum in Zurich and key sites to explore the idea of neutrality and the repercussions of this in a global community.

Frame
Historical, personal, ethical.

Important Information

Festival dates
31st October – 3rd November 2019

Festival address
Inter-Community School Zurich
Strubenacher 3
8126 Zumikon
Switzerland

School website
www.icsz.ch

The festival starts at:
4:00pm on Thursday 31st October 2019.

The festival finishes at:
12:30pm on Sunday 3rd November 2019.

Event coordinator
Helen Abbott

helen@ista.co.uk

For schools
Registration opens on 5th September 2019.
Registration closes on 19th September 2019.

Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected by 5th September 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 31st October 2019.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 12:30pm on Sunday 3rd November 2019.
Please arrange travel accordingly.

For artists
You need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Wednesday 30th October 2019.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 1:00pm on Sunday 3rd November 2019.
The Rep should arrive by evening on the 29th October 2019.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Travel information is due by 22nd August 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.

Please note that there will be an additional surcharge for all students, to be confirmed by May, to cover the cost of transport from the hotel to the school daily.

Accommodation costs
GBP £TBC per student per night based on shared accommodation; GBP £TBC for three nights.

Total cost per student
Local member schools – GBP £226.
Non-local member schools – GBP £236 plus accommodation.
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.

Accommodation costs
GBP £TBC per teacher per night based on single room accommodation; GBP £TBC for three nights.

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 Zurich.

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 all participants and ISTA artists close to the school.

For schools

For teachers/chaperones
Single rooms will be be booked for 3 nights from 31st October 2019.
We work on a costing of GBP £90.00 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 in shared rooms at the designated hotel.
Shared rooms will be be booked for 3 nights from 31st October 2019.

For artists
Single rooms will be booked for you for 4 nights from 30th October 2019.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 29th October 2019.
You will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during your stay.


Meals

For schools
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.
Lunches will be provided daily (Sunday lunch not included).
Evening meals are provided at the host school.
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.


Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:

Dates

Starts on Thursday 31 October at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 03 November at 12:30 .

Venue

Strubenacher 3, 8126 Zumikon, Switzerland

Participants

• Fallibroome Academy
• Inter Community School Zurich