We are building a social practice in the music industry of intentional support encouraging mutual growth in the music scene.
Build a community that you belong to. Create space and opportunities centering women and femme musicians.
Apply a feminist model in all spheres of the work, where an abundance of creativity, resources, skills, literacy in administrative and financial are shared
The first time I performed with Lotus Collective was the first time that I had ever performed with a majority of women on stage. Performing with Lotus gives me a sense of validation, inspiration and hope. I am grateful that Lotus has connected me in the music scene and through them I have gained numerous professional opportunities which have helped grow my musical career.
I have had the honor of collaborating with various members of the LOTUS collective in various settings; from recording sessions to shared live performances to the classic community throw-down, I have been inspired by their commitment to uplifting and showcasing female/femme/non-binary voices in a creative, community-oriented way. This calling is no better illustrated than by the resourcefulness and kindness of its individual members, and I am thankful for the opportunities I have had to work with and learn from them.
"I had a great experience working with the ladies from the Collective, being super attentive and always willing to work as a unit. Glad I was a part of creating, producing and forming connection with other amazing women this summer!"
"LOTUS c'est un collectif qui t'accueille les bras ouverts, peu importe d'où tu viens. Ce collectif m'a permis de rencontrer d'excellentes musiciennes. Chacune s'encourage et je suis sûre que LOTUS saura en inspirer plusieurs autres!"
"I have worked with Lotus a bunch of different times either through Rap Battle for Social Justice, with Strange Froots and with my solo music or collaboration with them to feature on one of their songs and it's been amazing to jam with fellow women and femmes who are musicians, singers, mcs and who create shit from scratch!"
"My first professional musical performance was with Lotus Collective. Marcelle believed in my potential as a singer before I even believed it myself. This opportunity changed the course of my artistic career... actually, it started mapping one out for me."