We have created a profile for each artist, group or organization that has shared their collection for preservation in HIDVL. These profiles, often compiled in collaboration with the artists, aim to contextualize the videos with images, texts, performance ephemera, bibliographies and additional resources that viewers and researchers might find useful. Because the profiles are trilingual, they ensure wider accessibility to audiences across the Americas.
The process of acquiring and curating Artist Collections is ongoing. Collections currently in development include Augusto Boal (Brazil), Franklin Furnace (USA), La MaMa E.T.C. (USA), Astrid Hadad (Mexico), Mujeres Creando (Bolivia), Carmelita Tropicana (USA), New WORLD Theater (USA), Hip Hop Theater (USA), Tribo de Atuadores Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz (Brazil) and Los Cenzontles (USA).