Where the Arts
The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Bloomington, Indiana (est. 1994). Our mission is to create opportunities to experience, celebrate, and explore the diversity of the world’s cultures, through music and the arts..
We engage South Central Indiana communities in perspective-changing music and arts programming by artists from around the globe. Lotus is committed to reaching underserved populations and does so with the generous support of donors, sponsors, grantors, and volunteers.
Our exceptional programming takes place year-round. Every spring we host Lotus Blossoms, four weeks of multicultural workshops, and performances by artists from around the globe. In the fall, we produce the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, a four day event that brings thousands of people to Bloomington, IN annually. After the Festival, we celebrate the ways many cultures use lanterns and light for winter celebrations with the Lotus Lantern Project.
Throughout the year, Lotus partners with other organizations and groups that share our vision for a world that values diversity to produce workshops, concerts, and many other creative opportunities.
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