Kelundra Smith is a freelance writer, editor, and brand storyteller. She has done Marketing and Public Relations consulting for non-profit arts organizations and media companies, including Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse Stage, the Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre Company and Atlanta magazine for the past five years. She has also worked as a copy writer and editor on special projects for DO Strategy Group, The Money Mammals, and The Rialto Center for the Arts. Her areas of expertise include: content writing, publications development, and optimizing organizational usage of social media for audience engagement and new audience development.
Journalistically, her recent projects include covering the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, attending the National Critics Institute at the O’Neill Theatre Center in New London, Conn., acting as a participant journalist at theater artist Ping Chong’s Undesirable Elements documentary theater workshop in Amherst, Mass., and covering the Piccolo Spoleto and Spoleto Festivals in Charleston, S.C. Areas of interest include: performing arts, world travel, the future of arts criticism, and disparities in arts education, to name a few. A graduate of the Goldring Arts Journalism master’s program at Syracuse University, her mission is to connect people to cultural experiences and each other through the written word.
Kelundra’s long term goals are to land on the New York Times bestseller list, open a late-night dessert restaurant, write a successful television series, and to publish plays by playwrights from underrepresented groups. Currently, she continues to write articles for arts publications and websites and speaks to students about arts criticism.