O+ Mission

O+ empowers communities to take control of their collective wellbeing through the exchange of art, music, and wellness.​

Underinsured artists and musicians create and perform in exchange for a variety of services donated by doctors, dentists and complementary care providers. O+ (pronounced O Positive) calls this exchange the art of medicine for the medicine of art.

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2010 in Kingston, NY by a small group of artists-activists, doctors and a dentist, O+ is now a national nonprofit working in cities around the country.

WHAT WE DO

We build long-term relationships between creatives and health & wellness providers to help strengthen local communities. Our year-round efforts culminate in one-day and weekend-long celebrations, during which underinsured artists and musicians create and perform in exchange for a variety of services donated by doctors, dentists and complementary care providers.
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O+ envisions thriving, diverse communities where a person’s value is based on their contribution to the whole and everyone has access to the arts and wellness.

AIMS

  • Help O+ audiences access the breadth of wellness services & healing modalities locally available
  • Commission work from artists who are marginalized and/or underrepresented
  • Curate public art that reflects the history and culture of our diverse communities
  • Share inspiring words of poets, writers and musicians
  • Connect our alumni to commissions with health and wellness institutions
  • Collaborate with The Actors Fund to make the Affordable Care Act more accessible
  • Use our collective talents to heal and strengthen the neighborhoods that we call home

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To interview a member of the team, connect with one of our alumni, or obtain high-res photos, contact Kathleen Murray: kathleen@opositivefestival.org