208, 2020

Lotus Launches 2020 Match Campaign

August 2nd, 2020|

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is delighted to announce the 2020 Lotus Match Campaign. Like many arts organizations, Lotus has faced losses during the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of canceled events, fundraisers, and decreased donations. This campaign seeks to engage those in our local and global communities who love Lotus and want to […]

407, 2020

Lotus Named One of 12 Indiana Arts Organizations to Receive CARES Act Funding from the NEA

July 4th, 2020|

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is delighted to announce that Lotus has been recommended for funding by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The NEA recently announced the 855 nonprofit arts organizations that are located in every state, the District of Columbia, and […]

207, 2020

Buy Your Festival T-shirt

July 2nd, 2020|

Ready to order your Festival t-shirt? The time is now! This year, you can only buy your Festival T-shirt by pre-ordering it in advance. All proceeds after costs go to support the work of the Lotus organization.  In a year when ticket sales and sponsorships have been heavily impacted, your support via your purchase helps […]

2906, 2020

Meet this Year’s T-shirt/Festival Artwork Artist, Katie Vernon

June 29th, 2020|

Lotus is delighted to be working with accomplished illustrator Katie Vernon for this year’s festival artwork and t-shirt design. Katie has created illustrations for Lotus in the past and was thrilled to be asked to design this year’s Lotus t-shirt. During this strange time of feeling disconnected, Katie wanted to make an illustration that was full […]

2706, 2020

2020 Lotus Festival Artist Lineup

June 27th, 2020|

New-to-Lotus Artists
Ak Dan Gwang Chil, South Korea

Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) is a multi-award winning Korean traditional music group, featuring six Korean traditional musicians and three powerhouse female folk singers. ADG7 performs repertoire from the sacred, shamanic, and secular gut (ritual music) and minyo (folk song) traditions of the Hwanghae-do region, nowadays a western province […]

1006, 2020

Volunteer Profile: Jillian Kinzie

June 10th, 2020|

How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?
When I moved to Bloomington as a graduate student, I was looking for music-oriented events and I immediately found the Lotus Festival. The prospect of volunteering in exchange for a ticket fit my graduate student budget, but more importantly, as a newcomer to Bloomington, it provided me […]

1006, 2020

2020 Lotus Lineup Release Party, Virtual Edition

June 10th, 2020|

Even though we need to be distant physically, we can still enjoy each other’s company, find out the amazing lineup for this year’s Lotus Festival, and savor some excellent beer, cider, or non-alcoholic beverages from our event partner, Switchyard Brewing Company.
The Lineup Release Party will take place on Thursday, June 25 from 6:00-7:00 p.m on […]

2705, 2020

Lotus Named Recipient of Two Grants

May 27th, 2020|

Lotus is happy to announce that it recently received grants from the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County and from the Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC) and Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA). During this time of live-event cancellations and financial uncertainty, these grants bring hope and increased stability to Lotus.
“Lotus is deeply appreciative of the […]

2105, 2020

Lotus Festival Announcement

May 21st, 2020|

We are happy to announce that the 2020 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival is on! Yes, you heard that right, the Lotus Festival (Sept 24-27) is going virtual. Audience members will be invited to participate in numerous ways to engage with online performances and activities, to dance in their living rooms, to eat festival […]

1305, 2020

Meet Our New Staff Members

May 13th, 2020|

It is with great pleasure that Lotus announces two stellar additions to the Lotus team: Lydia Campbell-Maher, the new director of community & arts engagement; and Katie Bethel, Lotus’s new development coordinator. With the uncertainty of the pandemic changing the landscape for the performing arts and for Lotus, their appointment brings renewed energy and commitment […]