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.

Contact Us

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(212) 854-4849


Roberta W. Albert

Associate Dean for Development

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For those mailing payments, please use this address:

Columbia University—Gift Systems
P.O. Box 1523
New York, NY 10008

At this moment of unprecedented challenges, we are doubling our efforts to recruit and support our student artists. Over the next five years, we will partner with extraordinary alumni, families, and friends to raise 50 new full scholarships for student artists at Columbia. Every gift from our donors is meaningful and signals the belief that artists and their work are essential to society.


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.