Business Sponsorship: Lotus Blossoms Educational Outreach

“Exposure to the arts in childhood is a very strong predictor of participation in the arts as an adult. Indeed, it [is] even a stronger prediction than age or income. So it’s crucial to get people in the culture habit while they’re young.” 
– Arts Data Profile 2015 Report, National Endowment for the Arts

Lotus tree illustration by Terry HoweFor the past 21 years, Lotus has encouraged this “culture habit” by bringing the world to our youngest audiences through Lotus Blossoms – our dedicated educational outreach program.  Since its inception, Lotus Blossoms has engaged over 126,000 young people in Monroe and surrounding counties with music, song, dance, and storytelling from around the globe, building appreciation and respect for different cultural traditions and the people who bring them to life.

Business sponsors make Blossoms possible by underwriting critical expenses and helping to keep Lotus programming affordable and accessible for schools.  Sponsors also help keep Blossoms public programs free for participants of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels.  With your support, Lotus can keep bringing world-class global ambassadors into our schools and communities.  Let’s work together to build the “culture habit” and offer a world of arts to our children, setting them on a lifetime path filled with beauty, respect, and wonder.

Scroll down to learn more about how your business can make a difference for thousands of children in our community!  You can also find an impact statement from last year’s program here.

For more information about Blossoms sponsor levels and recognition opportunities:  please contact Megan Hutchison at 812-336-6599 or megan (at) lotusfest (dot) org.  To sponsor a different Lotus event, click here.

Want to make a personal contribution to Lotus Blossoms? To make an individual gift, please use the sidebar “Donate” button or click here for more information about becoming a Friend of Lotus.


Lotus Blossoms Sponsorship Levels (Business)

Your Lotus Blossoms business sponsorship brings the world to our youngest audiences!

Your support creates interactive performances by international music artists for rural/underserved schools and communities across south-central Indiana.  You also help create free public workshops for all ages, activities for at-risk youth, and a vibrant “world bazaar” where students and families participate in active learning about diverse cultural traditions.

To make a commitment or learn more, please contact Megan Hutchison at [email protected] or 812-336-6599

(Click to download this information as a PDF)

Producer $5,000+
Present our educational outreach programming to over 8,000 children
Your presenting-level support assists Lotus in continuing to bring world-class global ambassadors into our schools and communities by ensuring Lotus Blossoms annual programming.

  • Presenting Sponsor name & logo displayed prominently on all Blossoms promotional materials: posters, fliers, venue signage
  • Invitation to Lotus Festival Patrons Reception
  • Two complimentary Lotus Festival Weekend Passes
  • All of the benefits below

Adopt-A-School Sponsor $1,000+
Fully underwrite one school performance
Your support enables Lotus to subsidize 100% of the cost for a performance at a school that meets sponsorship criteria.

  • Sponsor name & logo on all Blossoms promotional materials: posters, fliers, venue signage
  • Sponsor name featured in all Blossoms email announcements, web pages, and press releases
  • Sponsor recognized at all Blossoms school performance, workshop, and public event stage announcements
  • Sponsor matched with a school to get to know the students you are supporting, invitation to attend a private performance or the Bazaar school day
  • All of the benefits below

Performance Partner $300+
Join with a school to bring the world to students
Your support helps to keep Lotus programming affordable and accessible for schools. Many schools in the area recognize the impact of Lotus Blossoms and budget for the program.  Schools pay a subsidized amount of $300 to bring an artist to their children, and we look to generous donors to help cover the rest.

  • Partners acknowledged at selected school performances / public event stage announcements
  • All of the benefits below

Program Patron up to $300
Invest in 20+ annual activities
Your support helps keep Blossoms public programs free for participants of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels. Patron support helps offset the direct costs of artists fees, equipment, and space rental for all Lotus Blossoms Programming, including public workshops, the Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar, master classes, and underserved community group performances.

  • Donors listed on Blossoms web page and recognized as a Friend of Lotus, and acknowledged at selected school performances
  • Applicable Friends of Lotus benefits (website list, etc.)

*Original illustration by Terry Howe.