Partner Profile

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Partner Profile: Community Access Television Services

December 3rd, 2014|

The team at Bloomington’s Community Access Television Services (a.k.a. CATS) has been capturing footage of Lotus World Music and Arts Festival for almost two decades. The result is a rich archive of more than 250 memorable performances that capture the spirit of Lotus — video “postcards” that fans can enjoy in between Festival seasons.


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Community Partner Profile: Bell Trace

May 30th, 2014|

The Lotus World Music and Arts Festival may be the big event in our year, but dozens of individual programs fill out our calendar, year round, and help us reach diverse audiences. Art-making workshops, concerts for students, the Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar, and more: this programming, most of which is free and open to the public, is possible thanks to thriving relationships with community partners like Bell Trace Senior Living. […]

611, 2013

Outreach Partner Profile: T. C. Steele State Historic Site

November 6th, 2013|

“When people ask about the work of Lotus, we remind them that a good portion of what we do is made possible through powerful collaborations across the spectrum of our community. Teaming up with other organizations allows us to expand our reach to audiences and participants, lower costs by sharing resources and skill sets, and strengthen  programming on all sides. […]

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Twenty Years of Lotus and IU

August 23rd, 2013|

Indiana University’s Mathers Museum of World Cultures was the very first Lotus venue: On a cool October afternoon in 1994, the festival began on the museum’s front porch, with a set of folk music by Andrew Lazaro, a Puerto Rican doctoral student at the IU School of Music. Afterward, there was a small parade to the new Waldron Arts Center downtown, symbolically linking campus and community, IU and Lotus.

The town/gown partnership that marked Lotus’s first year has held fast for two decades. […]

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Partner Profile: Mathers Museum of World Cultures

May 7th, 2013|

At Lotus, we’re lucky to work with many community organizations — to share resources, to reach larger audiences, to pool creative energy and ideas. One of our longtime community partners is IU’s Mathers Museum of World Cultures, which hosted the very first Lotus event (ever), back in 1994. […]