"GIVE US THE BLACK SHEEP. I WANT ARTISTS WHO ARE FRUSTRATED. I WANT THE ONES WHO HAVE ANOTHER WAY OF DOING THINGS. THOSE THAT NOBODY IS LISTENING TO..."
— BRAD BIRD, DIRECTOR, PIXAR
BLK SHP is a "loose guild" and movement of leading creative thinkers, writers, policy-makers, artists, entrepreneurs,investors, and social entrepreneurs. The mission of BLK SHP is to build and nurture ecosystems that help unlock the creativity and voices of socially conscious innovators, while providing a platform to create and disseminate cutting-edge thought leadership, art & culture, and socially influential ventures to a wider public.
"BLK SHP culture is about putting a ‘dent’ in pop culture, corporate culture — and everything in between... What unites them is this sense of being professional misfits. Simply put, we need more of them..."
— Gareth Kay, Co-founder, Chapter SF
BLK SHP is about empowering the artist within us all, recognizing no one unlocks their creativity alone. We convene BLK SHP to forge genuine relationships and community, establish collaborations to work on projects and initiatives ("Operations") that can benefit society, all while having a hell of a lot of fun.