Carrington named Emerging Black Arts Leaders Apprentice

Corey Carrington, a 2011 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in communications, has been selected as the Society for Contemporary Craft's inaugural Emerging Black Arts Leaders Apprentice.

The Pittsburgh-based apprentice program addresses the "staggering underrepresentation of African-Americans on museum staffs by awarding a one-year, paid apprenticeship to a talented emerging arts leader of color." An accomplished poet and visual artist, Carrington's background includes experience in nonprofit administration and arts education. He has held positions with the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, Community College of Allegheny County, Allegheny Youth Development and GTECH Strategies.