About the Fund


The Iguana Music Fund was established in 2008 after a generous donor decided that he wanted to help artists pursue their musical goals. Artists often have the talent and ideas to create incredible music, but they do not always have the financial capacity to do so. To help musicians overcome financial limitations, the Iguana Music Fund awards annual grants worth between $500 and $2,000 to artists with a residential or tour-based affiliation to New England.


> View the 2013 winners


> Musicians: APPLY NOW (applications will open later in 2014)


These funds are used for specific career-building and community service projects.  In the past, the Iguana Music Fund has helped artists cover recording, touring, and equipment costs as well as helped pay for songwriting retreats, music camps, and more. Since 2008, more than $145,000 in grants has funded more than 90 projects.


You can be part of this exciting project!

To contribute to the Iguana Music Fund, you may make your donation by phone (617.492.5300) or by check (to Passim, with memo Iguana Music Fund). If you prefer to donate online, please email Courtney to inform us that your contribution is specifically for the Iguana Fund.


Application Period

Applications open Labor Day weekend 2013; application deadline is October 15, 2013 (*DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/23 at 5PM).




Photo of Jess Tardy by Paul Janovitz.