Genre: Urban Arts

a playground for the urban creatives

We are a group of creatives who utilize print and digital platforms to share our creativity.

Home base is in Milwaukee, WI, but we are boastfully a global platform with reach across the entire globe.

Our vision differs from other arts communities because we do not disaggregate art. We compartmentalize in enough of life. Here, we are CREATIVES! Our goal is to meditate on creativity. Discuss creativity. Display creativity. Collaborate creatively. Become eclipsed by creativity. Experiment with familiar and unchartered spaces of creativity.

Genre: Urban Arts is focused on the satisfaction of the psyche through creative expression. We are a creative and brilliant people. Our goal is to participate in a renaissance. Join us.


Genre: Urban Arts is looking for protesters to interview for a non-fiction piece that tells the story of our collective resistance taking place in many cities across the United States. 

If you have been protesting and want to contribute, please contact us so that we can hear your voice: Why are you protesting? Who are you protesting for, yourself or others? 

Are there specific incidents in your time on the streets that you can say have radicalized you? 

All confidentiality will be honored, if you want to remain nameless. 

You can set up a zoom call with this writer to give your insight on our present moment.

There is no submission fee. All purchases are optional.

Calling all Queer People of COLOR Creatives! Genre: Urban Arts seeks to give Black and Brown Queer perspectives a space to be vocal with your artistic medium, wherever it falls on the spectrum. Our goal is to highlight voices of the LGBTQ+ community that often go unheard or are misunderstood. Come join us in illuminating the readers' experience in an artful way! We want to hear what YOU have to say! Spread the word.

 A portion of the proceeds from this project will be donated to organizations that support LBGTQ communities in Milwaukee, WI and New York City.
Rules For Submitting:
 

  • Do you Identify as/ is your skin Brown/Black?
  • You must be QUEER/LGBTQ+

    NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS

    Original and unpublished worked may be submitted to our Queer People of Color Anthology.
    Nonfiction or Creative Nonfiction 500 words or fewer
    Poetry
     2-4 poems with 50 lines or fewer
    Prose
     500 words or fewer
    Art
    Envisioned category caters to the windows of the soul. Visual Artists, please send photographs of original art. Art  

     
  • Title, Medium
  • 1-3 images (file size no greater than 64MB)
  • Artist statement

  Photography  

 

  • Title, Medium
  • 5-7 images (file size no greater than 64MB)
  • Artist statement

 

There is no submission fee. All purchases are optional.


Genre: Urban Arts is the manifestation of a vision of Nakeysha Roberts Washington, M.S.Ed, an African American woman. She, along with Rico Lowe and Shimah Easter, have recently been preparing to present this opportunity solely for contemporary Black creatives.

Please review the details below.

Rules for submitting:

Black Women Only.

Nonfiction or Creative Nonfiction
500 words or fewer
Poetry
2-4 poems with 50 lines or fewer
Prose
500 or fewerEnvisioned category caters to the windows of the soul. Visual Artists, please send photographs of original art.
Art
Envisioned category caters to the windows of the soul. Visual Artists, please send photographs of original art.
 Art  

  • Title, Medium
  • 1-3 images (file size no greater than 64MB)
  • Artist statement

  Photography  

  • Title, Medium
  • 5-7 images (file size no greater than 64MB)
  • Artist statement

 

We are interested in the experience of black academics in academic spaces.

Some topics may include, but are not limited to, (and are informed by my own experience):

  • reasons for attending (for the ancestors)
  • moving as a black person in non-black spaces
  • tokenism and othering
  • finding community
  • textbook "forgot" something Black
  • microaggressions/ microaggressions (I literally had a teacher call each name on the roster and say, "Hello," to everyone else and to me, "Nakeysha. Yo!"... Yep. No
  • I am the Instructor...
  • Mentoring other people of color through the post secondary experience
  • inspiration
  • fun
  • discovering new black artists/ writers/ info in class

All submissions must be original and unpublished works

Essay  Length 500-3000 Word limit

Photography/Art: include medium and description

Other works? Feel free to be creative and submit.



 The city. People of every single hue. Languages from ‘round this muthafucking planet. Babble. Family that ain’t really your family, but been being your family. Tolerance. Acceptance. Realizing that your story ain’t the only fucking story. Thrown together. Violent, but got your back. This my hood...well ours. This our hood. 

Genre: Urban Arts is kicking off her Annual short Film Festival. We accept films 40 minutes or less including credits that some how meditate on or exemplify urbanity. 

1st prize $250

2nd prize $100

3rd prize $50

Genre: Urban Arts