Welcome, Teachers!

Adelaide Festival Centre is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people. We pay respect to ancestors and elders past, present and emerging as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour their cultural and spiritual relationship with their country and we do so in the spirit of reconciliation.

A word from the festival’s Creative Producer…

How can we help young people navigate this strange new world that 2020 has delivered?

By fostering our shared sense of humanity and curiosity. Humanity reveals our ability to love and have compassion. Curiosity drives our desire to ask questions about things we don’t understand. Both are intrinsic to the arts and sciences.

Engendering empathy and curiosity in young people sets them on a great path! In this vein I offer you the wise words of our poster winner Phitchapha Ritnayom (Yr 6) – ‘Being an artist means being curious. When you’re curious you observe new ideas and see new worlds. I drew a picture about aliens who heard about DreamBIG Festival and they were curious to see what it is all about. They are inquisitive just like me and want to be part of this great event.” I say YES to that! I invite you and your students to explore DreamBIG 2021, full of experiences that will stretch the students’ minds, fill them with wonder and help them find their inner explorer.

Susannah Sweeney
Creative Producer
DreamBIG Children’s Festival