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 an O+ mural on your building. O+ works on the exchange of equal value. We believe sharing resources through these partnerships strengthens our 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, the 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:
MaterialsWe have a wonderful paint sponsor that donates thousands of dollars worth of mural paint, but we still need to purchase primer, prep and materials like brushes, rollers and drop cloths, and spray paint (which can cost in the high hundreds per mural) for artists who use that medium.
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 the artist here, house them and keep them well fed and hydrated. 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; the large-scale artwork will draw people to your building yearround. Your building and the mural will also be featured on a printed (and digital) mural map and included in educational materials, all of which carry their own production costs. Your building will be photographed and Instagrammed often and may be part of a time lapse video or O+ mini-documentary. O+ murals have been featured in a number of regional and national media outlets.
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?