If you've ever wanted your artwork or a performance to not only reach a wide audience but also contribute to a really great cause, I've got good news: The O+ Festival in Kingston is looking for submissions for both visual and musical artists in October.

If you're not familiar, here's a rundown about O+ (pronounced O-positive): in short, O+ seeks to bring good, necessary healthcare options to artists who otherwise wouldn't have access due to lack of insurance. From a previous post I did on the festival:

In their own words, O+ is a festival that serves as “a grassroots, band-aid solution to inaccessible healthcare for the creative community.”

Bringing the creative community together to perform live and give back to their community artistically and matching them up with the healthcare community donating their time and expertise results in a festival where everyone benefits.

If you do plan on performing or having your art featured, there's no doubt you'll be in good company: fellow O+ performers in the past have included members of Living Colour and one of my favorite live bands, Screaming Females.

Click here for the info on how you can be a part of the festival, which runs from October 7th through the 9th.

Here's an interview I did about last year's festival with Joe Concra, one of the individuals behind the event, and Tommy Keegan, the Kingston native and brewer who is always involved with the community.