Sarah Farnsworth is a seasoned festival coordinator and event producer with a passion for supporting the development and growth of the Queensland arts sector. With 10 years of industry experience, Sarah has worked across a breadth of roles including producing and event management, logistics and operations, and festival system management. Her event and festival experience includes Brisbane Festival, Sydney Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Woodford Folk Festival, Yonder Festival, and Jungle Love Festival.
Sarah is dedicated to supporting emerging artists and arts workers and throughout her career has played a proactive role in developing strategic initiatives that support safety, accessibility, and diversity. In her recent role as part of the Brisbane Festival leadership team Sarah was proud to lead the implementation of new initiatives, policy, and training to support workforce mental health, and contributed to the development of the Festival’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan and Reconciliation Action Plan.
Sarah has worked with artists across a range of creative practices, but is particularly passionate about live performance, contemporary music, and the ethos of discovery, connection, and community that arts festivals can foster. She is an avid gig-goer and supporter of the local music scene and has never missed a BIGSOUND.
Outside of gigs, Sarah is committed to pursuing her hobbies, including playing Dungeons & Dragons, practicing her DJing (as a recent QUIVR grad), enjoying Reverends bagels, and showing people photos of her rescue greyhound.