Lowdown - 2000s

The beginning of the 2000s brought to a head a number of issues that had been simmering throughout the 1990s around the participation of young people in youth arts and in the arts in general. A sense of balance and inter-generationalism was to be at the core of Lowdown's new editorial policy, and corresponded with a number of changes taking place around the country. Little were Lowdown staff to know this new focus on a ‘next generation’ in Australian youth arts was to help make Adelaide, once again, the centre of world youth arts in 2008.

Please come back soon to read the full commentary on Lowdown and Australian youth arts from 2000-2009.

Lowdown 2000-2007

Lowdown and the New Millenium: 2000-2007 A history and commentary by Tony Mack...

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Feel the Power of Canberra, 2008

Canberra, Australia's capital city, is home to some of Australia's most vibrant youth arts...

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Best Practice in Youth Arts? Danielle Cooper, 2000

Youth arts companies need to be assessed on process as well as product. But what mechanisms can...

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Living Journeys 1979-2000 - Lowdown's 21st birthday issue

Lowdown celebrated its 21st birthday by celebrating Australian youth performing arts,...

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Feeding the Theatre Animal - training in youth arts, 2000

By 2000, the demise of the BA in Drama Studies at the University of Adelaide, the Drama Dip Ed...

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The Australia Council Youth Panel, 2001

Established in October 1999, the Australia Council Youth Panel was let loose within the...

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Theatre for Young People in Australia - Judith McLean & Susan Richer, 2001

Judith McLean and Susan Richer's paper ‘Theatre for Young People in Australia’...

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The 2002 ASSITEJ World Congress in Seoul, Korea

Lowdown once again reported from an ASSITEJ World Congress in 2002, this time in Seoul, Korea....

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The Theatre for Young People Review, 2002

In September 2002 the Theatre Board of the Australia Council  decided to undertake a...

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An Audience with the Audience - Chris Thompson, 2003

Melbourne writer Chris Thompson interviewed, in 2003, young people who were attending theatre to...

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Kosova's Dodona Theatre for Children and Youth, 2004

In 2004, Lowdown commissioned Kosovo playwright Jeton Neziraj to write the feature...

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Reference, Assemblage and Interactivity - Dave Brown, 2004

The Artistic Director of SA's Patch Theatre, Dave Brown, outlined his approach to creating new...

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Lowdown in the Middle East - Jordan, 2004

In April 2004 Lowdown Editor Tony Mack represented Australia at a meeting of ASSITEJ, the...

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Zen and the Art of Selling Shows - Kim Peter Kovac, 2005

Come Out, Young People and the Arts Australia and the Australia Council’s Audience and...

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Australia at the 2005 ASSITEJ World Congress in Montreal

The SA Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts, John Hill, was part of the Australian...

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The Theatre Board's 'Make It New' discussion paper, 2006

Released on 1 May 2006, this discussion paper from the Theatre Board of the Australia Council...

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Australia at New Visions/New Voices, Washington DC, 2006

The New Visions/New Voices Festival of New Works for Young Audiences, at the John F. Kennedy...

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Queensland youth arts funding, 2008

In 2008, Lowdown looked at the introduction of a new arts business funding model. Saffron...

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The 2008 UNIMA Congress in WA

The 20th UNIMA World Congress and International Puppetry Festival was held in Perth, the first...

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Are You Ready to be Human? ASSITEJ, 2008

Lowdown Editor Jane Gronow commissioned Caroline Reid to profile ASSITEJ, the International...

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Lowdown's complete 2008 ASSITEJ Congress coverage

Once again, an ASSITEJ World Congress in Adelaide would have a dramatic effect on Australian and...

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NSW Arts Funding, 2009

In the wake of changes in Arts NSW funding arrangements for 2009, Phoebe Macrossan set out to...

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The 39th Danish Festival for Children and Young People, 2009

In August 2009,  Lowdown Editor Jane Gronow reported from the 39 th Festival for Children...

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Presenting Lowdown Online, 2009

Jane Gronow’s editorial in the June ’09 issue indicated the new direction for...

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The Last Lowdown, December 2009

Over the final three issues of Lowdown the magazine gradually reduced in size, from 48 pages...

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Lowdown 2007-2009

Lowdown and the New Millenium: 2007-2009 A history and commentary by Tony Mack...

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Tony Mack
Editor and Project Manager

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