Jamaica Plain Artist Paul Willis Receives Iguana Music Grant

Jamaica Plain artist Paul Willis is set to make an album after being awarded the Iguana Music Grant. Thanks to the grant, he will be able to come out with an album that accompanies a book, where he will discuss workshops, keynotes, and interviews about how hip-hop can change the world through these values. In total, Passim has awarded a total of $41,350 in grants to 23 artists through their Iguana Music Fund this year. The Iguana Fund has funded career-building projects for more than 15 years and has supported hundreds of New England artists. "Over the last 16 years of the Iguana Music Fund, Passim has been fostering local artist development and giving musicians a leg-up in their careers,” said Abby Altman, Club Manager at Passim.