2017 Thesis Opening, © Joel Jares

Support the School of the Arts

Students come to Columbia University School of the Arts to focus intensely on their practice in visual arts, writing, theatre, and film. Students attend because of the extraordinary mentorship they receive from the renowned faculty, the lifelong collaborations they forge with their classmates, and the great access to the arts world centered in New York that they experience. 


These artists will go on to become the leaders of their generation of writers, filmmakers, theatre practitioners, and visual artists, creating work that helps us make sense of turbulent times such as these. Now is the time to strengthen Columbia University’s renowned School of the Arts, so that its artists can emerge uniquely prepared to engage such important global concerns.

Help build the Student Relief Fund, which provides much-needed relief for emergency travel, rent relief, groceries, and more.


Make a gift towards student fellowships through the Student Support Fund—one of the most valuable ways to impact School of the Arts students.


Support art production directly by providing funds for student projects. Gifts will help emerging artists create the work that will launch their careers.