Underinsured artists and musicians are invited to participate in an exchange for a variety of services donated by doctors, dentists, and complimentary care providers.
Art and music submissions are now open for the first O+ North Adams, which takes place May 10-11, 2019. The festival theme is “Home.” Creatives chosen to install artwork or play a concert during the festival will receive health and wellness care at an Artists’ Clinic staffed by art-loving volunteer providers. O+ (pronounced O Positive) calls this exchange: the art of medicine for the medicine of art. Bands, ensembles and solo artists, public muralists and other art-related work such as community conversation, exhibition, film/video, installation, performance or workshop are encouraged to apply. O+ North Adams organizers are also seeking general festival volunteers and EXPLO+RE wellness class teachers.
O+ is a nonprofit cultural and wellness organization that is dedicated to supporting the health of underinsured artists and musicians, and revitalizing local communities. Their festivals, health services, health forums, cultural programs and community events restore and sustain the health of creatives while strengthening local economies.
Image credit: Mural Pretty Nose by the artist Lmnopi,. One of the O+ murals created during O+ Festivals in Kingston, NY.