Caroline Smart

Caroline Smart is the editor of artSMart, has been active in the arts field in Durban for close on 30 years. She is an experienced broadcaster and newspaper columnist as well as a television presenter and producer. Through her work in the media, she has built up a strong and impressive network.

She is an award winning stage, television, radio and film actress and has been involved in almost every facet of the performing arts from script writing, drama direction for stage and radio, and as a voice-over artist and coach. Smart is a recipient of the former Durban Critic’s Circle Award for her professionalism in theatre and her work in promoting the arts in Durban. In 2003, the Durban Theatre Awards judges presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of services rendered to the theatre industry.

In the same year she also received the prestigious Fool’s Award for Best Arts Journalist in KZN. In 2004, Smart reached a major highlight of her career when she acted in the international movie Wah Wah directed by Richard E Grant in Swaziland. Currently, Smart sits as a dance judge for KZN DanceLink and also serves on the Board of the Stable Theatre. She owns the online arts magazine, ArtSmart, attracting 30 000 hits a week. In September 2012, Caroline Smart was awarded the Ethekwini Municipality’s Living Legend Award for Arts & Culture, a prestigious accolade recognising her contribution to the arts in Durban

She has helped guide and develop young performers and visual artists who look to her for advice and support. Her years of dedication to the industry have earned her the respect and trust of artists and audiences alike. Whether teaching, directing or reviewing, she will endeavour to keep the Durban Art scene centre stage for many years to come.

artSMart, a co-production of Caroline Smart Services and Durbanet, is a constantly updated source of news about the arts in Durban and the rest of KwaZulu-Natal.

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