Dejha Carrington's expertise in communications, creative campaigns and consulting build awareness and support for arts and cultural organizations, cities and global social responsibility initiatives. As Vice President of External Relations & Communications at National YoungArts Foundation, she is a firm believer in providing valuable opportunities to emerging artists at pivotal stages in their careers, and leads an exceptional team that offers programs, mentorship, and financial support to the most promising artists throughout the country.
Previous clients and projects have included unveiling the William John Kennedy Collection with The Warhol museum, launching the Renzo Piano Pavilion with Kimbell Art Museum, and telling the story of Medellin through the lens of architecture and arts innovation.
In what became a catalyst for reimagining Miami’s skyline - and by extension, as aspirational identity for the city - Dejha co-created the public art installation NEWT: Experiments in Light, Color & Sound. She is also co-founder of FADE TO BLACK, one of the most celebrated platforms for artists of color during Art Basel Miami Beach week. Most recently, she was awarded a Wavemaker grant from Cannonball and named a 2017 Knight Arts Challenge winner by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for Commissioner, a collaborative initiative with WhereBy.Us and Primary Projects gallery that promotes arts patronage.
A recognized media source and speaker on public relations, arts advocacy and cultural programming. Born and raised in Montreal, Dejha is fluent in French and English, and calls Miami her home base.