New Guest Editor

Anne O`Gorman hails from Co Tipperary where she worked initially as a
freelance drama practitioner and Artistic Director of Strange Snow Youth
Theatre from where she moved to the Outreach Department of the Abbey
Theatre. She developed and ran the Children`s/Youth Arts Programme at
Draiocht, Blanchardstown for 3 1/2 years before taking over the Arts
Programme at the National Youth Council of Ireland in
2008, where part
of her role is as co ordinator of the NUI Certificate in Youth Arts.
Anne was the Irish Animateur at EDERED (European Drama Encounter) 2004 in Vienna and is a board member of Kids Own Publishing Partnership and member of the working group for Anne holds a BA from University College Cork and A HDip in Arts Administration from University College Dublin.

In my role as guest editor I hope to explore the continually rising
standards of practice and innovation in youth arts in Ireland across
various contexts, as well as the encouraging move in this work towards a
more mainstream understanding.