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October 6-8, 2023
13th Annual O+ Festival 

Submissions for our ExplO+re Wellness Sessions are now open! Applications open May 8th through June 19th, 2023 at 11:59p.m.

The O+ Festival is a celebration of art, music and wellness that creates a bridge to access health care for its participating artists/musicians while providing the community with access to the healing and transformative power of art in all forms. O+ (pronounced Oh Positive) fosters complete physical, mental and social well-being by connecting visual artists and musicians directly with a coalition of healthcare and wellness providers + resources in a shared vision to nurture the individual and the community. By exchanging the art of medicine for the medicine of art, O+ empowers communities to take control of their collective wellbeing. Click HERE for detailed information on our mission. 

ExplO+re is the public facing wellness piece of the festival. It’s a chance for our community to experience different modalities, meet new teachers, explore what type of wellness practices work for them and get inspired. Explore group classes are one hour long on average and include movement, mindfulness, nutrition and any other approach that supports health and wellbeing. For example, we have held sessions ranging from a gong bath to medical marijuana 101, a somatic movement workshop or even a class based on financial health for creative professionals. *Please note that workshops will take place in both indoor and outdoor and/or non-conventional venues throughout the festival footprint.

The O+ Festival will return to Kingston, NY October 6-8th for the 13th annual celebration of the exchange at the heart of what we do: exchanging the art of medicine for the medicine of art. O+ Festival builds its program around a new theme each year and we invite artists to respond to the theme in their proposals. This year we are focusing on, investing in and celebrating the expansion of health care for artists and musicians, progressing toward our goal of providing medical support 365 days a year.

The theme of the 2023 O+ Festival is FO+rward.
Reflections on the theme FO+rward can be found HERE. 

Submissions close June 19th at 11:59pm. You can expect to be notified regarding your submission by mid-July. Accepted submissions will be invited to participate at this year’s festival in exchange for full access to the festival programming and one service in the O+ Artists Clinic. If you aren’t accepted for this year’s festival, due to capacity or curation, you may be contacted over the next year if there are other ways to connect with O+ and we encourage you to apply again next year.

If you are also interested in providing services in the Artists' Clinic please fill out the form HERE. If you're also interested in volunteering for the general festival operations please click HERE.

Thank you for your interest in O+ Festival and our mission.
We look forward to reviewing your submission!
The 2023 O+ ExplO+re Coordinator

Please do not let any barriers, personal, perceived or technical, get in the way of submitting your work. Please reach out to us for assistance in applying if you need support of any kind. Contact info@opositivefestival.org for assistance.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.