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Teacher Resources

There are a whole slew of resources to help you continue your students learning before, after and beyond DreamBIG!

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Take a look at the resources below to help you make the most of your DreamBIG experience.

Teaching & Learning Resources

  • Teaching & Learning Resources relating to 'On My 50th Birthday' coming soon

DreamBIG and the Department for Education's joint consent form will be available for download from January 2023.

Both photography and videography occur during the festival, please advise DreamBIG staff of the students who do not have completed consent forms during your visit to DreamBIG.

The DreamBIG and Department for Education are issuing specific consent forms relating to individual programs where students may be photographed and/or their artwork may be displayed. This includes students involved in the Opening Event, On My 50th Birthday project, the Write Now Festival, and My World on Screen virtual workshops. Teachers registered for these events and programs will be individually sent the relevant consent form.

If you believe that your class should have received a consent form to be sent to parents, please contact us at

Regional and Adelaide professional learning workshops

To complement DreamBIGs in-school projects and the Department for Educations DreamBIG Teaching & Learning Resource, a range of Arts specific professional learning workshops will be offered regionally during term 1, 2023 including Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Mt Gambier, Riverland, and in Adelaide during the April school holidays. They are:

  • Suitable for arts specialist and non-specialist teachers; primary, special needs, and secondary
  • Practical in nature
  • Aligned with the Australian Curriculum: The Arts
  • Complimentary to, but not reliant on participation in the festival
  • Designed for arts learning at school

The 2023 workshops are as follows:

Full program details are in the PDF below:

Attendees will be issued a professional learning certificate.

Find more information about the Arts Ambassadors network under the 'Arts Ambassadors' heading.

Professional Learning Panel: Creative Minds, Creative Worlds

Young people engaging, experiencing, and creating in our world.

We invite teachers to a unique discussion between artists who engage with young people in their work. Panellists will outline ways that they engage young people in their creative processes, with practical examples that can be taken out of the rehearsal room and into the classroom. This event will include the opportunity for Q&A, and drinks and nibbles post-event.

Panelists include:

  • Emma Jordan, Artistic Director of Prime Cut Productions (Ireland)
  • Curly Fernandez, Performance Artist & Co-Director of ArtBomb (NSW)
  • Yasmin Gureeboo, Artistic Director of ActNow (SA)

We invite you to join us in person, but will also be live-streaming the event for those who are unable to travel to Adelaide Festival Centre. Regional sites are encouraged to allocate this event as a staff meeting or professional learning event.

A certificate of professional learning will be provided to educators who attend either in person on online. Register by Tuesday 23 May 2023.

Student Advisory Committee

DreamBIG are searching for our next Student Advisory Committee! We are looking for a class that will be in year 3 or 4 in 2023 for us to consult about the 2025 Festival. The successful class will be consulted two to three times in 2023 and/or 2024, and given a VIP experience at the 2025 Festival. Transport costs and tickets to the Festival will be covered by DreamBIG.

To register your interest, please email This offer is available to Department for Education IoED Cat 14 schools.

DreamBIG would like to thank our inaugural Student Advisory Committee Room 4, Burton Primary School: Awalith, Reghan, Stefania, Zach, Omega, Zoe, Charlee, Dakota, Jumaina, Trinity, Mia, Sarah-Rose, Jenniita, Taleah, Isaac, Tyer, Callum, Chloe, Khual Khual, Charlotte, Deagan, Leabraksa, Ruby, Minalin, Ebony, Jaxx, and Lachlan. Special thanks to Bernadette Haggerty and Kelly Blandford.

Arts Ambassadors

Are you passionate about the Arts, and DreamBIG? The Arts Ambassadors eNews is a free, opt-in email subscription for preschool, primary and secondary educators. It promotes Arts specific professional learning and opportunities for teachers, schools and students. Arts Ambassadors assist in promoting DreamBIG to their network.

To join, email providing your name, school and contact details.

Poster Competition Winner

Our 2023 festival artwork is based on the winning design Candy Land by Leia Gaffney, a Year 3 student from Bridgewater Primary School.

School Excursion Risk Assessment Information

DreamBIG have put together some pointers to help teachers pull together their risk assessment for their excursions.

Access Information

DreamBIG aims to make our festival accessible and inclusive for everyone. Please check out our access guide to help you select the best event for your class.

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