Jessica Machin, Artistic Director of Carclew Youth Arts today announced the new Editor for Australia’s only dedicated youth performing arts publication, Lowdown Magazine.

Jane Gronow, who has most recently been working as Project Manager of Applied Ideas, an e-commerce, online portal which links designer/makers with manufacturers and markets across Australia.

‘I am delighted to welcome Jane to the Carclew team and am especially excited about her
appointment as Editor of Lowdown,’
Machin stated. ‘Her diverse range of skills, along with her online and publishing experience and passion for the arts, bodes well for the future development of Lowdown. It is an exciting time to be working in youth arts, especially with the role that Lowdown will be playing in the coverage of the ASSITEJ World Congress and Performing Arts Festival.’

Gronow, who settles in to the Editor’s chair in April, commented, ‘I am absolutely thrilled to accept the position of Editor with Lowdown Magazine, excited at the thought of joining the team at Carclew Youth Arts and very much looking forward to working with the existing team.’

‘Within my current position with Applied Ideas, a role involving developing an online resource for designer/makers and craftspeople I have been focusing more of my energies on the visual arts, craft and design sector. However my passion lies with performing arts and community cultural development practice.’

Evidenced by the national outlook of the Applied Ideas website, Gronow is no stranger to the demands and perspectives of a national publication. ‘Prior to this role I was working as National Project Officer for Community Arts Network SA with an amazing team. There I was responsible for two national projects: Artwork Magazine, the national community cultural development (CCD) journal; and, the national CCD website.’

‘As Editor of Lowdown Magazine I’m looking forward to re-engaging with the performing arts community. I bring with me a level of commitment, passion, and energy and a high level of understanding of print and online publications, which I will be using to further contribute to this fabulous publication.’

Lowdown is Australia's youth performing arts magazine. A world leader in its field, Lowdown has been highly successful in ensuring that youth arts in South Australia continues to hold a unique national creative leadership position. As a cultural export it generates over 70% of its income from outside the state.

A comprehensive list of tertiary training available to young people in the areas of theatre, music, dance, media, arts administration and associated industries will once again be provided in the 2007/2008 edition of Directions, Lowdown’s annual guide to tertiary training in the performing arts.

With an estimated annual readership of over 38,000 people, Lowdown remains:
• the only national magazine dedicated to profiling youth performing arts companies and
practitioners, and young and emerging artists.
• the only national forum for Australian youth arts practitioners to discuss ways of improving
excellence, innovation, diversity and accessibility in their field.
• the only national network for Australian youth arts practitioners and educators.
• the only historical record of youth performing arts in Australia.

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