Artswego coordinator joins network to promote dance programming

Mary Avrakotos, coordinator of SUNY Oswego’s Artswego program, has been selected to join the New York State DanceForce, a network of organizations and individuals working to increase the quantity and quality of dance activity across the state.

It values long-term partnerships, dependable annual funding and the vision of individuals who are passionate about dance. A program of the American Dance Asylum, the New York State DanceForce receives major funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, Altria Group and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“This appointment means that as long as I am on the staff of SUNY Oswego the college will receive $6,000 a year for three out of four years beginning in 2008-09 to support building audience for dance,” Avrakotos said. “I will attend meetings twice a year, the first in August.”

Avrakotos also has been appointed to serve on the New York State Council for the Arts presenting program panel for 2007-08.

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(Posted: Jul 17, 2007)