Shamsher Virk, Program Director

Shamsher Virk, Program Director

Shamsher Virk amplifies the impact of mission-driven organizations with strategic community engagement, communications, program development, and design. As a creative problem-solver and diplomatic communicator, he guides projects that celebrate the beauty of collaboration. Currently, he is the program designer for the ZERO1 American Arts Incubator, an international artist exchange program aimed at building cultural understanding through collaborative digital and new media public art projects. Shamsher has worked internationally on five continents in four languages, entering new communities with a sustained commitment to inclusive process, responsive adaptation, and shared leadership. He 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 an independent performance ethnography of migrant laborers on a U.S. dairy farm.