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 authentic relationships with 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.
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 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 and graduated from the Data Analysis and Visualization master’s program at the CUNY Graduate Center.
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