Please join us in our mission to create year-round opportunities to experience, celebrate, and explore the diversity of the world’s cultures through music and the arts.
For almost 25 years, the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation has worked with hundreds of musicians, artists, and volunteers to host our annual World Music & Arts Festival and to implement year-round arts and music programming in schools, community centers and with social service agencies. Until recently, Lotus has worked without a permanent home; instead, our staff has been forced to host all of our programs and events at different sites all around Bloomington. We always planned to have our own space for the work that we do and thanks to an old firestation and a generous community, we can finally make those plans into reality.
But we need your help. With your donation, Lotus can begin to offer amazing cultural experiences for children and the wider community in early 2019.
At Lotus, everyone is welcome.
Community engagement is at the heart of how we work at Lotus. Every year our 600 volunteers help with the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, and with year-round programs like the Lotus Blossoms Educational Outreach Program.
Through that program alone we work with over 20 schools like Fairview Elementary School and with community organizations like Stone Belt.
Lotus activities reflect core community values, including freedom of expression and a local identity heavily informed by engagement with the wider world.
With your donation, you will help Lotus expand these year-round opportunities, and allow Lotus staff to continually collobirate with the community to create a fun, creative, and educational space for all.
Thank you for your support of global music + art!