Introducing our new Outreach + Distribution Manager

Introducing our new Outreach + Distribution Manager

For the last few months there has been a Video Out Distribution Manager-shaped hole at VIVO awaiting the arrival of Shauna Jean Doherty, the newest addition to our team.

Shauna Jean Doherty

Shauna Jean is also brand new to the city, choosing to settle in the sweet sunny West Coast all the way from Toronto. Shauna Jean brings a wealth of artist-run experience and innovation to her position at VIVO, having worked at Hamilton Artist Inc and collaborated on the First Thursdays series at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She completed an undergrad in Semiotic Theory at the U of T, and an MFA in Art Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD, specializing in new media. Shauna was attracted to VIVO for our longstanding history of supporting the production of video art. As Outreach + Distribution Manager, she will be working in close proximity with the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive and Archive Committee to facilitate and develop new strategies for local and international distribution and exhibition.

Shauna also has her own side projects. She is one of three emerging curators selected for VTape’s Curatorial Incubator project, with an exhibition titled In Perpetual Search for The Self on display now until April 9th. She is also participating in the Images Festival with XPACE April 9-18.

If you are an artist or producer with questions about distribution through Video Out, you can contact Shauna at or 604.872.8449. Video Out also has its own website here.


Lianne is an animator and visual artist whose work integrates an interest in hand-drawn animation and digital technologies. As Operations Coordinator at VIVO, Lianne manages general inquiries, studio rentals, and volunteer coordination through, or 604.872.8337 x1.