Working as a cultural and organizational liaison, Link Vostok provides consultation and assistance to individual artists and dance companies with international project development. Since its founding by Executive Director, Lisa First in 1993, Link Vostok has served as co-organizer for 9 international dance festivals in Yaroslavl, Russia and 4 Mississippi/Volga Dance festivals in U.S.. as well as other international projects. It has facilitated cross-cultural festival or exchange projects in dance, movement and related artistic disciplines for almost four hundred U.S., Canadian and European and U.S. dance artists, choreographers, companies, critics and administrators.