Creative Research Assistant
Kiana Carrington began her career in digital marketing and audience development for museums, including the Museum of Arts and Design, New Museum, and The Frick Collection. As a member of the Museum Teen Summit, she organized exclusive events for adolescents 14-19 years old, conducted market research on how to foster a teen audience, and presented her findings to museum educators at conferences including the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable and the American Alliance of Museums.
Kiana was also responsible for supporting BRIC Arts Media’s production and community engagement efforts. While on the production team for the inaugural weekly concert series BRIC House Sessions, Kiana was the point person for artists during their time in BRIC House, created run of show schedules for each performance, managed the dressing rooms, and assisted front of house staff with guest check ins. She spearheaded the effort to raise awareness about free programming offered at BRIC for students by visiting local public schools surrounding BRIC, resulting in over 400 K-12 students attending a jazz concert for schools in conjunction with BRIC’s Jazzfest. Kiana also sourced materials to create a reading nook for visitors as part of a BRIClab series and met with residents at the Ingersoll Houses to brainstorm activities and choose artists for their first Ingersoll Community Arts Council block party.
As the Associate General Manager at the Theatre for a New Audience, Kiana was the face of the organization for artists on all mainstage and ancillary programming. She managed contracting and union reporting, secured work visas, housing, and travel for international artists, organized opening night and closing night celebrations, and edited copy for show programs.
Kiana has always had a passion for art and technology. A recent graduate of the Emerging Media program at CUNY Hunter College, she was looking for ways to use her skills to further the field. Recognizing an opportunity to assist arts nonprofits with data collection for program evaluation and funding opportunities she enrolled in the Data Analysis and Visualization program at the CUNY Graduate Center where she is expected to graduate May 2021.
As MCE’s Creative Research Assistant, you can find Kiana doing everything from coding and analyzing data to creating data visualizations for MCE client projects.
In her free time, Kiana can be found exploring New York City, trying out a new dance class, or relaxing at home.
“We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”
~John F. Kennedy