What is O+ Festival?
The First O+ Festival (2010), a video by Maciek Godlewski. Music by Common Prayer.
The O+ Festival is a three-day, community-run celebration of music and the arts. O+ participating artists exchange their contributions for health care services from art-loving doctors, dentists, and other wellness providers at the O+ Clinic. In short, it’s a grassroots, band-aid solution to inaccessible healthcare for the creative community. By programming the festival’s art and music events in various, venues (bars, restaurants, storefronts, even offices) throughout one neighborhood, O+ supports and unites local businesses and residents, artists, musicians and doctors, strengthening the fabric of a community to make it stronger, more sustainable, and more vibrant. If you don’t believe us, check out our O+ kick-off parade pictures.
O+ was founded in 2010 in Kingston, NY. Here’s a little video about its origin story. In 2013, an O+ Festival will also rock the Mission Creek District of San Francisco, CA.
The O+ Festival is a celebration of art and music that creates a bridge to access health care for artists. O+ fosters complete physical, mental and social well-being by connecting artists directly with a coalition of health care providers and health resources, in a shared vision to nurture the individual and the community.
If you’re a local business, an artist or musician, or a local health care provider of any kind, join us! Or, if you’re from afar, but you want to bring O+ to your town, we can help you with that! Fill out our volunteer form or write to firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas about how you can participate future O+ festivals.