The publication that eventually became Lowdown started as a roneoed newsletter for an organisation that didn’t yet exist, but was eventually to become the Australian Youth Performing Arts Association (AYPAA), and is now known as Young People and the Arts Australia (YPAA).
Lowdown’s history begins in the 1970s with the birth of Australian youth arts as a national arts sector and as part of an international network. For an overview of the decade, go to the Lowdown 1970s history and commentary.
The official first edition of Lowdown was published in July 1979. It reflected an incredible...Keep reading
The first newsletter of the Australian Youth Performing Arts Association, or AYPAA, was issued...Keep reading
The Children's Program of the Australia 75 Festival of Creative Arts and Sciences took place in...Keep reading
In April 1975 AYPAA Co-ordinator Margaret Leask led a delegation of Australians through...Keep reading
National youth performing arts networking officially started in Australia with AYPAA's inaugural...Keep reading
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