Our values-led collaborations and partnerships provide us with opportunities to work with world renowned organisations who share our vision and ideals. Working in collaboration enables an exchange of ideas and resources which enhance our work and creates new opportunities for learners, educators and artists.

Amala – Amman, Jordan

Amala provides alternative upper secondary education to young refugees and crisis affected youth aged 16-25 who often face insurmountable obstacles to accessing education. Working in collaboration we have developed an event to enable refugee and conflict-affected youth to develop their skills and advocate for change.

British Film Institute – United Kingdom

The BFI is the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image. The BFI National Archive has one of the most important film and TV collections in the world with over 11,000 titles.

We are working in collaboration providing with this exciting world-renowned for film teachers and theatre teachers interested in film.

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a global leader in international education—developing inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people.

Since 2006, ISTA has been working in co-operation with the IB as the official and exclusive provider of IB DP Theatre teacher training worldwide.


9/11 Memorial & Museum – New York, USA

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is the principal institution concerned with exploring 9/11, documenting its impact, and examining its continuing significance.

Working in collaboration, as a key ISTA Global Site of Learning, alongside the Terezin Memorial in the Czech Republic, we offer young people and educators the opportunity to learn from key global events and history in order to develop as global learners.

ISTA Global Centres of Innovation (IGCI)

The ISTA Global Centres of Innovation are centres around the world where we work with partners to create, develop and trial innovative models of arts practice related to global learning and teaching through the arts. Over three years each centre focuses on a particular area of inquiry related to arts practice and teaching and learning. New models are developed through events and projects with students, teachers and artists. The learning is shared through conferences and seminars.




IGCI Thailand

Artist Residency Thailand and Traidhos Three-Generation based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
This centre’s area of inquiry is:

• Bringing together international schools and underrepresented communities.
• Develop models for equitable service learning for international schools working with local communities and organisations.
• Develop new models and approaches to arts and creativity conferences and seminars.
• The role creativity and the arts play in social and cultural change.
• Exploring the role of artists as educators and the co-collaboration of learning experiences with creative practitioners.



IGCI Near West

This will operate in 2 locations and under the following names: ISTA Global Centre of Innovation – Near West, Guangzhou in Southern China and ISTA Global Centre of Innovation – Near West, Northern Virginia in the Mid-Atlantic United States. This centre’s area of inquiry is:

• Engagement of public (non-fee paying) schools.
• Working with schools and settings where English is not the language of instruction/delivery.
• Exploring the development of regional hubs capable of delivering authentic ISTA programming and sustainable ISTA events in their regions.