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WE ARE THE LOTUS PROJECT.

Musicians. Audiences. Artists. Humans. Stories. 

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We believe that a true, honest, artistic encounter can serve as a doorway to transformation. That’s our vision -  to transform ourselves - and ultimately, our culture - for the better with powerful encounters with each other through the arts.

About
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THE KEY IS THE MUD.

It’s dark out there, isn’t it? But that’s how we all begin. In the dark. And, often times, it’s where we return - time and again - as we change and grow. It’s murky. Messy, even.

But...

Mud has meaning. You could even say that the key IS the mud.

There is light. Beauty. Hope. Transformation. The courageous, persistent struggle through the murky water is what it is to be human.

Mission

Our mission is to craft immersive musical experiences in which we can encounter the world with new eyes and a renewed sense of wonder.

 

We do this through: 

  • Immersive concerts in non-traditional performance venues

  • Compelling stories about our shared human experience

  • Highlighting historically excluded voices

  • Humanitarian partnerships that engage with and elevate the local community

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Values

WE BELIEVE IN THE ART...

...OF ENCOUNTER 

 

We value the strength of intimacy and exchange of vulnerability in sharing stories, discovering new (or forgotten) corners of the world, through bold, challenging, beautiful moments.

...OF RENEWAL

 

Stories of delight, wonder, the unexpected, and the shock of injustice illuminate our shared heritage and awaken the spirit.

...OF BECOMING

 

We value the power of the word “yet.” To be human is to change, grow, and become.

Roots

TRENTON MAKES

We are audiences, musicians, artists, and humans that live, work, and play in the Greater Trenton area and throughout the Northeastern Corridor.

Rooted in the artistic culture of Trenton, NJ, we are part of an innovative community that we believe will become the hub to bridge the trailblazing cities of Philadelphia and NYC.​

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Accountability

OUR COMMITMENT

DIVERSITY

We work to bring in projects, composers, artists, and performers that represent different perspectives and backgrounds to have meaningful conversations and build up our community. Musicians and artists come from throughout the tri-state area, but the core projects are rooted in the artistic culture of Trenton, NJ, an historically diverse community of cultures.

EQUITY

All of our artists are paid from day one. Period. We strive to host events that are for every person and are on a "pay what you can" model. 

INCLUSION

We prioritize artists of our own time and historically excluded artists; and we strive to give revenue from ticket sales directly to Trenton non-profit organizations.

"The responsibility of the artist is to make work that's real and that's reflective of something that's true. You have to be true to your own vision of the voice you're trying to find." 

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SUPPORT US

We pay every artist every time. Whether you can give $5, $500, or $5000 - NO gift is too small to make an impact. You can be a part of The LOTUS Project and make a gift today - it's easy!

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