Susannah Sweeney is the Creative Producer of the DreamBIG Children’s Festival, South Australia’s preeminent arts festival for schools and families run by the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Susannah has worked in a range of arts and entertainment industries over the past 20 years including the music, theatre and film industries and on a number of festivals including the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Come Out Festival. She has been part of the Children and Families Programming team at the Adelaide Festival Centre for a number of years.
A welcome from Susannah Sweeney
Welcome to DreamBIG, SA’s festival for schools and families that is amongst the biggest, brightest and boldest of its kind in the world. The name might have changed but DreamBIG continues its proud history.
The theme this time is Feed the Mind. Feeding the hungry minds of children with a multiplicity of arts experiences is vital to their development. It’s a proven fact - an arts rich education benefits children now and into their futures. This festival is a celebration of how creativity can nourish, challenge and burst open the minds of students with new ideas, questions, wonder and fun.
I hope you enjoy looking through the program which is packed with performances and workshops of all kinds. I’m sure you will find something your students will enjoy, grow and benefit from.
In the words of Clementine, the 8 year old responsible for our new name, "you need to dream to create... you need to DreamBIG to create something AMAZING".