Dreaming Bigger for Lismore Youth
Dream Bigger is presenting Lismore Youth Festival in partnership with numerous organisations in Lismore. Dream Bigger connects established artists with potential future artists to make their ideas a reality through engaging workshops and collaboration. The Echo spoke to Mitch King from Dream Bigger.
What is your focus for the Youth Festival?
Lismore Youth Festival’s focus is to engage young people in community activities again, post COVID lockdown, and provide opportunities to showcase the many talents of our young people.
How do you manage to engage the diversity of interest?
The events are designed by young people for young people, with many activities providing multiple engagement opportunities.
How do you think we could better engage with our young community members?
By having young people involved in the conversation, and a providing opportunities for them to be a voice for what they want in our community. Also, by services and community engaging with young people to provide participation and engagement opportunities as a response to young people’s ideas and input.
How much of what you do is ‘youth’ led?
Anything we have ideas on are provided to our Youth Reference Group for input. They also assist and support in the event planning, including designing flyers and promoting events to family and friends, and delivery of the day’s events.
What are some of the highlights?
JK-47 is a young Aboriginal artist who is headlining at our event. There will be many young people performing their own music and the festival will be providing activities for young people from 12 April to 16 April in the Lismore and Goonellabah areas.
How can people find out more?
Check out our Dream Bigger Facebook page, and our Instagram account @dreambiggernr.