ELLIOTT SROKA is Executive Director of Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s C. W. Post campus in Brookville. Before coming to the Island in 1986, he served as Director of Cathedral Productions at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. During his tenure,Tilles Center has become established as Long Island’s primary cultural arts venue and as one the nation’s leading university presenters, reaching an audience of 200,000 and operating on an annual budget of $6.5 million.
Under his leadership, Tilles Center has made arts education a priority, both on the campus and in area schools. More than 10,000 school children enjoy Tilles outreach programs annually, and thousands more attend performances through the High Five Long Island ticket discount program, in which Tilles Center partners with the Freeport Arts Council.
Educated at Carnegie Mellon and Stanford Universities, Dr. Sroka has taught at Stanford, San Francisco State University, the University of Delaware, Baruch College/CUNY, and Long Island University. He currently serves on the boards of the Long Island Arts Alliance and the Long Island Visitors and Convention Bureau, and regularly serves as a panelist for the state Arts Councils of New York and New Jersey.
The inaugural "TOP 25 ADVOCATES FOR THE ARTS" AWARDS COCKTAIL RECEPTION takes place on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 6pm to 8pm, at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, N.Y. Admission is free, but event registration is required. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
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Long Island Arts Council at Freeport
The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport http://www.liacfreeport.org nurtures the professional development of artists and arts organizations on Long Island, and encourages the community’s involvement in the arts.
The Arts Council’s programs and services focus on six areas -- professional development and technical assistance, information services, community development, youth development, visual arts programming, and performing arts programming. The Arts Council serves individual artists of all disciplines, a multitude of diverse cultural organizations, and the general public. The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport strives to improve the quality of life through the arts.