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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.


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.

We are The LOTUS Project.

Musicians. Audiences. Artists. Humans. Stories. 

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.


" never stopped a war and never got anybody a job. That was never its function. Art cannot change events. But it can change people. It can affect people so that they are changed... because people are changed by art – enriched, ennobled, encouraged – they then act in a way that may affect the course of events... by the way they vote, they behave, the way they think.”

Leonard Bernstein
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