O+ gifts public artworks to the community, bringing beauty and positivity to our neighbors and everyone who passes through Kingston.
Thank you for wanting to have a O+ mural on your building. As you know O+ works on the exchange of equal value. We believe we are all part of the same community. Your building will become a focal point for our city and the artist who paints your building will be doing so in exchange for medical and dental services. Cool right? However your wall will cost thousands of dollars to produce. Because of this we ask you what you would like to do to offset this expense. It could be fiscal, which we need the most. It may be something your business does that we can "exchange." Let's talk.
To give you an idea, here are some rules of thumb for the cost of a mural:
We have a wonderful mural paint sponsor who can help with paint costs, however we will need primer, prep and materials like brushes, rollers and drop cloths.
- Paint alone runs between $5,000 and $10,000 per wall. (if not fully donated)
- Spray paint we need to buy: $500 to $1,000 depending on each artist’s needs.
- Materials for production: $500-$700
Lifts, Lights, Action!
Perhaps our biggest cost is lifts and lights. We want our artists to work in the best and safest conditions. Lifts cost between $1,500 and $3,500 to rent a week; lights rent for around $400 a week.
- This expense is our biggest issue to determine how many murals we can produce in a year.
- $500-$1000 to underwrite each mural production
Travel Lodging and Food
We need to get your artist here, house them and keep them well fed and hydrated. This can cost a lot, but also provides a great opportunity for you to engage and get to know your artist. If you have a restaurant and want to feed them that is wonderful. Got an extra room in your building and want to house them? Fantastic!
Remember, your building will not just be an attraction as the mural is being produced during O+ Festival week; it will draw people to your building yearround. It will also be featured on our mural map. Your building will be photographed and Instagrammed often and may be part of a time lapse video or O+ minidocumentary.
How would you like to participate in the exchange? Financial support is our most pressing need. But if you can’t fully fund your mural production we encourage you to think outside the box. What are you willing to exchange for a mural?
As an alumnus, you can help us tell the story of O+ Festival by sharing your story. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to answer the questions below. Your responses may be used in an upcoming O+ Festival print magazine and in future promotion and fundraising efforts. Thank you for helping O+ to Apply Pressure and Elevate our communities!
Thank you for wanting to be a O+ venue. As you know O+ works on the exchange of equal value. We believe we are all part of the same community. Your building will become a focal point for our city during the festival weekend and beyond. The artists, musicians and performers who appear in your venue will do so in exchange for medical services. Cool right? You know your space, however we do not. Please answer the following questions to help us better understand what you would like to offer.
In exchange for being an O+ venue you will be listed on the O+ festival weekend map $ schedule (of course) and we will give you tons of O+ shout outs and social media love. We will provide volunteers at your venue to check and sell O+ wristbands by donation. We will provide any necessary insurance riders. We all have costs so we ask you a simple question: What would you like to exchange with O+ for becoming a venue? Think outside the box. Maybe you are a restaurant and you can feed our artists or contribute to our clinic? Maybe you have a empty space but can provide a P.A. for the weekend to turn your space into a stage? You tell us what you would like to do.
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 healthcare providers and wellness resources in a shared vision to nurture the individual and the community.
Kingston O+ Festival curates artwork that transforms the city into a public art exhibit. O+ juxtaposes the historic architecture of the Stockade District, the Midtown Arts District, and the Rondout waterfront with compelling and thought-provoking contemporary artwork. Projects created for O+ Festival become the property of O+ Festival as part of the exchange of art for medicine.
This year’s Festival theme is HOME.
Is Home a physical place or is Home a state of being?
Are we at Home in our bodies? Are we at Home on Planet Earth? Are we at Home in our country of origin?
Who determines the borders that define Home? Who decides who lives there? What is contained? What is defined?
Is Home where our roots reside or is it our chosen destination?
What does Home mean to YO+U?