Passim announced that the application period for the 2012 Iguana Music Fund is now open. The Iguana Music Fund, a program of the nonprofit performance arts organization Passim, 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 and for projects that provide community service through music.
Areas of support 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. Twenty area musicians were chosen in 2011 to receive $33,000 in grants from the Iguana Music Fund. Over $100,000 total has been granted to more than 65 artists since the Fund’s inception. The deadline for 2012 grant applications is October 15.
“Passim’s Iguana Music Fund provides seed grants to support and foster the work of area musicians,” said Dan Hogan, Executive Director of Passim. “Ultimately, the projects that are funded end up broadening our cultural horizons and truly enriching the community.”
The Iguana Music Fund was launched in 2008 after an anonymous donor approached Passim with the idea to start a program to help local artists. The Iguana Music Fund has provided support for a wide range of artists including David Wax, Girly Man, Zachariah Hickman (and Barnstar!), Rose Polenzani (for the Three Mile Island Songwriting Retreat,) Kritin Andreassen (for Miles of Music Camp,) Mark Erelli, Kimber Ludiker and much more. Recipients of the 2012 Iguana Music Fund grant will be announced in early December.
For more information about Passim’s Iguana Music Fund visit www.passim.org
Passim, a nonprofit arts organization creates an inspiring and interactive music experience for all, building a vibrant community for artists, students and audience members through its legendary listening venue and school of music. Established in Harvard Square as the Club 47 in 1958 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1994, Passim has been a cornerstone of the arts community in New England, fostering both performers and audiences alike.