Grey Paper Crane is a non-for-profit group that seeks to connect artists to advice, to career opportunities, and most importantly to each other. We treat the internet as a sensible, open platform to inform and feature artistic work. We aim to foster a sense of community, even across international borders.
We are a group dedicated to having a predominant amount of collaborators who come from diverse backgrounds.
Diverse means you are a combination of the following list, though there are more: Male, Female, Trans, Non-binary ... Black, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indian, Pakistani, Indigenous, Syrian, Algerian, Egyptian, Australian ... Gay, Straight, Queer, Lesbian, Asexual, Bisexual….Deaf, Blind, or differently-able...
Intersectional Art defined:
Grey Paper Crane defines Intersectional art to be welcoming projects. The artist and/or the audience will be from different backgrounds, non-homogenous, or are sensitive and aware of oppressive language, traumatic triggers, slurs or slander extant in art, and media. Grey Paper Crane acknowledges the existence of oppressive social barriers.
Grey Paper Crane operates under a come-as-you-go artistic leadership team. Administratively lead by Bertha Lee, each year marks a new year of development under different artistic leaders-in-residence.
2014-2015: conception, Bertha Lee begins Grey Paper Crane to create work that is inspired by Artist’s perspectives.
2015-2016: development, Bertha Lee begins experiments to develope GPC’s group organization with Harsharan Sidhu in Toronto, CAN.
2016-2017: a focus on connection, Bertha Lee establishes a diversity statement with Nemo Martin in London, UK. They together produce Man Friday.
2017-2018: a solo year, Bertha Lee takes perspectives garnered from previous years and begins a curated editorial about early career artists.
This unique leadership scheme allows Grey Paper Crane to grow fluidly and grow better with the insight of new people.