1902, 2021

Lotus Receives BUEA Recover Forward Grant

February 19th, 2021|

Bloomington, Indiana – The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is pleased to announce that we have received a 2021 Recover Forward Program Grant in the amount of $1850 from the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA), a division of the City of  Bloomington. These funds will support the 2021 Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar Outreach Kits. 
This year, […]

302, 2021

Lotus Education and Arts Foundation to Receive a $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

February 3rd, 2021|

– The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation is happy to announce that we have been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the 2021 Lotus World Music and Arts Festival. This award will support free programming at the festival, helping Lotus offer diverse multicultural music and arts experiences to […]

2801, 2021

6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Festival

January 28th, 2021|

Lotus is partnering with Creative Alliance, located in Baltimore, to promote the incredible Charm City Django Jazz Festival.
A portion of your ticket goes to support the work and mission of the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation.
Click HERE to purchase tickets to ALL of the concerts and workshops ($100)
Click HERE to purchase tickets a-la-carte to concerts and […]

2101, 2021

Technical Difficulties

January 21st, 2021|

We are learning as we go and we apologize.

Please find the backup video of Vox and Trio Da Kali on our YouTube page. It will be available until 9:00 p.m. tonight.


401, 2021

Lotus MLK Day “On” Food Drive

January 4th, 2021|

Make it a day “on” this Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 18) by bringing food donations to the Lotus Firebay for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. 
Click for the PDF version of the Hoosier Hills Food Drive Wish List  or see the bottom of the page for the list.
Lotus employees will be listening to our […]

3112, 2020

Lotus: a year in photos 2020

December 31st, 2020|

Thank you, Lotus community, for sticking with us, supporting us, and meeting the challenges of 2020 together with us! Because of you, Lotus continues to make positive change in our community and beyond through international music and art experiences. We can’t wait to work together with you in 2021 to touch even more lives through […]

812, 2020

Lotus Third Thursdays Virtual Winter Concert Series

December 8th, 2020|

Our third concert on Thursday, February 18 will feature a set by Elida Almeida, an exuberant singer-songwriter from Cape Verde, and a performance by Joshua Thompson from the 2020 Lotus Festival.
Sign up HERE.
Please join us in staying connected during the dark winter months! The Lotus Third Thursdays Virtual Winter Concert Series will present new artists and archived […]

812, 2020

Lotus Lantern & Luminaria Project

December 8th, 2020|

The First Annual Lotus Lantern Walk took place last Friday, December 4. People who had crafted either wooden-frame lanterns or Chinese lanterns came together to walk with their lighted lanterns from the Lotus HQ to the Bloomington Banquet sculpture on the B-line. Once there, we gathered in a circle to sing some traditional lantern songs. […]

2411, 2020

2020 Lotus Festival Thank You Video & Community Puzzle Project Virtual Gallery

November 24th, 2020|

We are delighted to share two new videos with you! The first is our 2020 Lotus Festival Thank You Video that we hope will show you how much we appreciate the Lotus sponsors, grantors, volunteers, and fans who stuck with us during this challenging year!

Welcome to our first-ever Lotus Virtual Art Gallery featuring submissions from […]

2411, 2020

Lotus Receives Recover Forward Grant

November 24th, 2020|

Lotus is happy to announce that we have received funding from the Recover Forward Grant, Mayor John Hamilton’s initiative to Recover Forward from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) has awarded $48,000 in grant funding to 21 nonprofit organizations that foster the arts and cultivate community in Bloomington.
All of the grant recipients have […]