Staff

Jenene Castle, Associate Executive Director

Jenene Castle is the Associate Executive Director at ZERO1. She combines over 15 years of administrative experience with project management and creativity. Jenene holds a BFA in Digital Media Art from CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University. Her passion for art, community, and culture have allowed Jenene to collaboratively produce works in Canada, Germany, Russia, Turkey, and the US. A native of Silicon Valley, Jenene promotes art, interactivity, and technology as a catalyst for social change.

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Kate Spacek, American Arts Incubator Program Director

Kate Spacek leverages two decades of business operations, project management, group facilitation, and event production to design and facilitate community-driven, co-creative experiences that connect people and ideas, instigate relevant dialogue, and inspire social action. In her role as Director of ZERO1 American Arts Incubator (AAI), Kate leads the highly-competitive selection and intensive training of the American artists, facilitates the overseas project proposal selection and small grant awards, and manages all stakeholder relationships amongst the artists, U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassies, overseas partners, and participants to...Read more

Shamsher Virk, Program Designer

Shamsher Virk has eight years experience directing communications, programming, and productions for community-engaged arts organizations. As a creative problem-solver and diplomatic communicator he guides projects that celebrate the beauty of collaboration. He has worked internationally on three continents in four languages, entering new communities with a sustained commitment to inclusive process, responsive adaptation, and shared leadership. Shamsher studied human ecology at College of the Atlantic where he immersed himself in social research methodology and interdisciplinary communication arts. His creative work includes video production for CounterPulse, sound design for Joanna Haigood’s Zaccho Dance Theatre, and a performance ethnography of migrant laborers on a U.S. dairy...Read more