Application Process

Grant Application Process

The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation announces the next annual round of a commissioning program to support collaborations between choreographers and composers, culminating in presentations of new music and dance to be presented in live performance during the upcoming calendar year. The program is open to dance companies in the tri-state region of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, who may apply for one of 6-10 grants generally ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 each. The Foundation requests a preliminary one-page letter of interest, outlining the key collaborators and their backgrounds, production plans, number of dancers and musicians to be involved, and any other relevant information about the anticipated project.

Letters of interest should be emailed by September 9, 2019 to:

A select number of applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by November 1, 2019, and awards will be made by December 31, 2019. General inquiries may be sent to

The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation was established by choreographer May O’Donnell and composer Ray Green, who collaborated on a number of classic modern dance works from the 1940s through the 1970s. The Foundation was conceived and incorporated to devote its assets and activities to the respective and allied fields of music and dance, with the creation and performance of new works as a central focus.