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Project has ended
Project ended on August 31, at 11:59 PM CDT
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The LOTUS Project nurtures artistic engagement on the UT Dallas campus by working with student artists and University leaders. The project installs student art exhibits on campus and hosts art-based social events in an effort to encourage student artists, promote art appreciation and beautify the campus.


The Project

The LOTUS Project works to deepen the connection UTD has to the artistic world. We install a variety of student art pieces around campus including spaces in the Jindal School of Management and Green Hall. We also invest time and money into programs to build the LOTUS community including outings such as picnic socials, late-night tours of our exhibitions, a biweekly newsletter, and regular Instagram contests and promotions for our members. Additionally, we also fund student artwork to encourage artists to engage with their craft and push themselves creatively. In the future, we are looking towards establishing a solid relationship with local Dallas artists to ensure valuable connections to student artists and eventually provide a platform on which our artists can sell and market their pieces online.


Who We are

The LOTUS Project is a UTD student and alumni-run endeavor focused on growing student artists and making the UTD campus a more beautiful place. The two groups that make up the LOTUS Project are our artists and the leadership group of eight individuals who focus on the financing, marketing and administration of The LOTUS Project to facilitate our artists’ creativity.


The Impact

The LOTUS Project will provide a more visually appealing campus and engage students majoring in the visual arts. UTD is a very STEM-focused campus and by providing an avenue for students of any major to pursue their artistic passion, we will further broaden the culture and minds of an already diverse campus. We believe that investing in efforts to expose more students to the arts is a key way UTD can become an even more well-rounded campus.


What Your Gifts Will Do

Your gifts will go toward

  • Commissions of new student artist pieces
  • Cover installation costs for more art pieces in more buildings across UT Dallas
  • Pop-up exhibitions open to alumni and the student body
  • Artist talks and workshops featuring local and nationally recognized artists
  • International art exchanges with other partner universities


Share This Message

Please share this message with your friends, family, colleagues and anyone who has an appreciation for the arts! We can’t wait to welcome more people to the LOTUS family and to take part in something we believe will better UT Dallas.


Thanks For Your Support

Thank you so much for agreeing to support The LOTUS Project and the arts at UTD! It is truly heartwarming to know that others believe in our mission and care about cultivating a supportive community where Comets may grow their artistic endeavors!