Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Exchanging Art for Medicine to Catalyze Change in Healthcare
Recorded On: 08/20/2020
About this Coffee Chat
Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a monthly series of informal discussions about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these monthly "Coffee Chats" are your opportunity to hear from individuals and organizations in the arts and culture field that support individual artists as part of their everyday work. Each month, we will bring you a new topic to support your work with artists. Our topic for August 2020 will be about healthcare for artists.
How can we empower underinsured artists and musicians to take control of their well being?
Organizers from O+ (pronounced O Positive) will share how they bring creatives and healthcare providers together in an exchange model that is holistic and honors everyone's talents.
This project is supported in part by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
Holly Kelly and Joe Concra
Holly Kelly is O+'s Executive Director and represents the organization in a network of Kingston, NY-based nonprofits working in response to COVID-19. She previously worked for art and human service nonprofits and ran a couture millinery business. Holly has performed at O+ Kingston festival with her queer chorus.
Joe Concra is a painter and co-founder of O+. He is forging partnerships that are working to revolutionize the future of care.