Jenene Castle, Deputy Director

Jenene Castle is the Deputy 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 Consultant

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 ensure AAI program goals are exceeded and...Read more

Maya Holm, Program and Communications Manager

Maya Holm brings her experience in nonprofit capacity building, relationship management, and communications to activate the next generation of social changemakers. She is passionate about leveraging her skills to create meaningful experiences that promote cross-cultural understanding as well as personal and professional growth for all stakeholders. As Program and Communications Manager, she helps manage the ZERO1 American Arts Incubator and promotes its successes across online platforms. Her previous experiences include managing a global community of social impact leaders at Net Impact and increasing operational efficiency and organizational knowledge capture at the Parirkma Humanity Foundation, which runs schools for children from slum communities. Maya graduated from Brown University...Read more

Shamsher Virk, Program Designer

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...Read more