Art's Millennial Underground: An Online Hub for Lesser-Known Aesthetes
Millennials: mocked mischief-makers of the century. Denied admittance by conservative establishments; dismissed for being démodé by the new tech elite. Are you one among this cohort who feels that success has skipped a generation? Are you a writer, poet, painter, filmmaker, cinematographer or choreographer or any other kind of narrative creator suffering nostalgia for an epoch that was never yours?
Contemporary screen-glued denizens come off as individuals not of your make; but you create something you'd like to convey indiscriminately. When was the last time you took in a new film or novel; eyed a recent composition or a painting and was sure you could have done a better job?
The times dictate conformity. You may have been rejected by a manager, producer, agent or administrator for a limited amount of likes on social media; because your "content" wasn't "relevant" or "timely"; too conservative or on the other hand too daring; too experimental or old-fashioned or just... "inaccessible". In other words: a reason far removed from beauty, style or structure.
Money won't come easy; neither will the needed contacts. In the meantime, why not make some friends?
Art's Millennial Underground is a (primarily) online community for narrative creators born between 1980 and 1997 who feel they have been squeezed between two generations: the old that venerated safe aesthetics and the new that thinks the word applies to little more than Galaxy must-haves. It's an online place for artists to share works with others without any protocol: no politics, no put-downs, no all-caps.
If you'd like to get involved using your own name or a pseudonym; signing up for online meetings or just monthly updates, drop The Crepuscular Press's founder Sophia a message. Sophia Lambton is the novelist and publisher who founded TCP. She thinks it's time for people in a similar position to unite and talk about what is eternal and sublime.
So get in touch. What (more) have you got to lose? There is no cost, no obligation and no need to prove yourself. It's just a mutual support hub.