What We Do

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Our broad mission is to support creative activity in the arts, with particular emphasis on dance and music. We are especially interested in encouraging live music through the foundation’s Dance/Music Project, which supports the development and performance of new original works by emerging choreographers and composers.

Grants

Grants

The Charles and Joan Gross Family foundation’s primary purpose is to support creative activity in the arts by providing grants to choreographers who wish to commission original music for their new works. We also wish to encourage live music in performance of these works. Special attention is given to cross cultural and “trans-disciplinary” work.

Gross Family Prize

Gross Family Prize

A biennial prize will be awarded to a choreographer and composer for the best original dance with original music which has had its premier professional performance within the past two years. The first Gross Family Prize was awarded in September 2014 to AWÁA, a work by Aszure Barton, Lev Zhurbin, and Chris MacDonald.