Would you believe that some of the most talented people in the world are those who stay in the shadows? You may hear them rhyming as they walk down the street, you may hear a melody escape their lips while they stand in the supermarket line. Have you ever seen someone sketch or doodle something on a napkin and wonder why you never knew of their abilities before that day? It happens more often that you realize. These closet artists are your neighbors, your friends, classmates, parents, children, cousins, enemies and students. Life’s best kept secrets depart this earth every moment never having the opportunity to share their talent with the world.
What is a Featured Artist?
A featured artist is an individual or group whose talent has caught our eye and earned a position on our homepage. We love to learn about and feature up and coming talent, the hidden gems that make “ART” that intriguing element that some just can’t do without. You can have all of the talent in the world and the videos to and portfolios to prove it, but without a place to showcase it, you may find it difficult to get the exposure and recognition that you desire. You can pound the streets, sell mix tapes out of your trunk, post link after link on Facebook and YouTube, and while we do what we have to do, we always want to make sure we get our talents in front of those who will directly benefit. By now, you’re probably wondering how you can become a Featured Artist.
There are many reasons you will see artists featured in our homepage slider. Some are hand selected by our committee through social media. So if you haven’t followed us on Facebook or Twitter, you might want to do that now and POST YOUR WORK!! Others will land a position through interesting articles that we are looking to share, so think your story is interesting? Hit us up!
The final and best way is through our Artist of the Month contest.
We allow those individuals and groups to submit their written work, videos, and artwork to the Street for the monthly Vote. All submissions will be accepted during the first seven days of the month. For the rest of the month, we will open up the polls to allow anyone and everyone to visit our “Vote Now!!” page to vote on their favorite artists and the winners will be displayed on our home page for the entire following month! It’s that simple! – If this strikes your interest, then stay tuned! It’s coming!! Look out for the submission form on this page!
♣ Written Poetry or Spoken Word
♣ Performed Poetry or Spoken Word
♣ Performed Vocals (A hot beat alone is not gonna cut it here! So keep your lyrics tight!)
♣ Visual Artistic Works (So if you sketch, draw, scribble, paint etc… speak through the tools of your trade and don’t be afraid to show the world something new!)
♣ Artistic Photographers
♣ Dance (There are a ton of styles out there, as long as you are clothed, show us what you’ve got)!
♣ Those who are in a category all their own… (We don’t want to exclude you).
1. Submissions for the next month will be accepted ONLY until the 7th of the month at 11:59 pm. Anything received after this will not be taken for consideration
2. Submissions cannot be offensive or spewing complete hatred or racism towards another group.
3. Absolutely no pornographic or pornographic depictions of any kind will be allowed. If you’re going to walk on the line of sexy, keep it classy – Raunchy doesn’t live here.
4. Voters are not required to be members of StreetPoetz.com.
5. All written work, or artwork must be your own original material. Those performing covers of other artists MUST give credit to that artist.
6. You must recognize that if you are chosen as a winner, a photo (or image of how you wish to be displayed) and a short biography is required along with your work.