The 2012 Passim Iguana Music Fund Application Process is Now Open!
Over $100,000 total has been granted to more than 65 artists since 2008.
Click here to apply for a 2012 Iguana Music Fund grant.
About Passim's Iguana Music Fund
The Iguana Music Fund, a program of the nonprofit performance arts organization Passim, fosters a vibrant and exciting music community in New England through seed grants to aspiring local artists for significant career-building or who are providing community service through music. The Iguana Music Fund awards grants between $500 and $2,000 to individual artists with an affiliation to New England either by residence or tour history for specific career building projects. Areas of support may include (but are not limited to): recording or manufacturing assistance, publicity & marketing support, instrument repair or replacement, additional equipment & instruments, special projects and other specific activities promoting artistic and/or professional growth.
Over $100,000 total has been granted to more than 65 artists through the Iguana Music Fund. 2012 marks it's 5th year.
Iguana Music Fund in the Press
May 20, 2011|By Jonathan Perry, Globe Correspondent
"Paying it Forward: Club Passim’s Iguana Music Fund gives local musicians valuable boosts in money and spirit"
The Boston Globe. For entire article, click here.
Is there a catch?
No, there is no catch or hidden agenda! The application process is FREE and unbiased. Each and every application is reviewed by the committee and winners are merit-based. Hint: following the instructions on the application makes the committee very happy!
I have applied before, can I apply again?
I have won before, can I apply again?
Can any genre of music apply?
Can full bands apply?
Are there any requirements of me should I win?
We have a few things we ask of winners so that the committee can be informed of how the grant was used and to spread the word about the Iguana Music Fund so that we can help other artists in the future. The committee asks that grant winners:
Send out an e-mail announcement to all lists that you have been awarded an Iguana Music Fund Grant
Upload the Iguana Winner widget to sites which will be provided
Make announcement on all social networking sites; Facebook, twitter, etc.
Work any press angles. If sending out a press release for a show or CD release add the Iguana Fund news.
Send Iguana Fund a 6 and 12 month detailed report on progress.
Perform at Iguana Night at Club Passim (if available) promote show, invite fans, do an e-mail blast, social networking announcements, press, etc.
Provide the committee with your work (such as a CD) when it is completed
I did not fill out my application by October 15, can I still apply?
Applications need to be in by October 15 - we've allowed plenty of time!
Do I need to do anything after I apply, such as check in with anyone?
You do not need to check in with anyone. If the committee needs more information, they will contact you. Because of the large number of applications the committee receives, we can only notify winners, not everyone that applies.
If I have any other questions, who should I contact?
Although we try to answer all questions we would like all applicants to use the FAQ and application to answer any questions you may have. The application is designed to be very straightforward.
If you have a question, you may e-mail
, no phone calls please. The committee is not available at Passim.
2011 Iguana Music Fund Grant Winners
Kristin Andreassen (Miles of Music Camp)
Rose Polenzani (Three Mile Island Songwriting Retreat)
Mike Olson (Lake Street Dive)
Peter Bitenc (The Sweetback Sisters)
Nerissa & Katryna Nields
Sarah Parkington (Parkington Sisters)
2010 Iguana Music Fund Grant Winners
Andy Cambria & Sarah Green
Michael J. Epstein
2009 Iguana Music Fund Grant Winners