Become a 2015 Lotus Sponsor!

Every September, Bloomington comes alive for the annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival — the flagship event of the nonprofit Lotus Education and Arts Foundation.  Established in 1994, Lotus is the oldest world music festival in the U.S. and the only festival of its kind in the state. Now in its 22nd year, it attracts more than 12,000 people to downtown Bloomington annually, for four days of music and arts from around the globe.

Festival admission sales cover just 50% of costs. Lotus raises the rest through generous sponsors like you.

We invite you to be part of our tradition, and help create the magic of Lotus in 2015.


You join a community of over 100 local businesses who are keeping Bloomington unique and vibrant through their support for the arts.

You access tens of thousands of “impressions” for your business through Lotus’s extensive publicity efforts in both local and regional markets. Share the spotlight with a happening that is voted as one of Bloomington’s best events, year after year.

You show your clients, patrons, and customers – present and future – that you value one of their favorite events. Our Festival-goers tell us that they make a point of supporting businesses that support Lotus.

You make a difference in the local economy when you become a Lotus partner – with your help, the Festival weekend attracts over 12,000 people annually who shop at local stores, eat at local restaurants, stay at local hotels, and patronize other businesses just like yours.

You open doors and make the world more inspiring by underwriting Lotus’s free programs and free arts outreach that serves students, at-risk youth, seniors, and people in your community who are facing economic hardship.

You help keep Lotus ticket prices low and affordable for everyone in the community to enjoy, and you receive complimentary* tickets that can help you grow your business – use them for employee perks, client thank-yous, in-store contests…or keep ‘em for yourself! [*at Spotlight Sponsor level and above]

You network with Lotus donors, other business sponsors, and local arts lovers at Lotus’s annual Festival Patron reception.

You advertise your commitment to the same principles that guide Lotus and that make Bloomington a great place to live – diversity, community, excellence, excitement, and a shared spirit of creativity.


Presenting ($10,000+)
Corporate ($5,000- $9,999)
Benefactor ($2,500- $4,999)
Main Stage ($1,500- $2,499)
Spotlight ($1,000- $1,499)
Collaborator ($750- $999)
Community (up to $749)

Click here to learn more about levels and benefits

For more information on Lotus sponsorship or to come on-board for 2015, please contact, please contact:

Kristin Varella,
Development Director

(812) 336-6599
PO Box 1667
Bloomington IN 47402

Your contributions, large and small, make our work possible. When you donate to Lotus, you commit to helping foster the love of the diversity of the world’s cultures in South Central Indiana. There are many ways to donate to Lotus. Click “Donate” for more information.