Office of Alumni Affairs
A Welcome Message from Laila Maher
Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs
After graduation, the Office of Alumni Affairs provides more than 7000 alumni artists, creators, and leaders with meaningful opportunities to stay connected with the School of the Arts, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), and one another through alumni programming, benefits, a monthly newsletter, and collaborations with CAA Arts Access.
The Artists’ Resource Center (ARC), also part of our Office, is a portal containing specially curated funding opportunities and career resources for students and alumni at the Columbia University School of the Arts. Available exclusively to School of the Arts students and alumni, the ARC is host to a database of more than 1,100 grants, scholarships, residencies, and other funding opportunities for artists. The ARC also contains resources for professional artists, from financial and legal services to grantwriting tips and information about joining guilds and unions.
We are the best place to go when you’re not sure what to do or whom to ask your question. Ultimately, the most important thing we do is support and advocate for our students during their time at the School and into their lives as alumni.
Stars Behind The Stars: A Tale of Two Tauruses
'Our Albertinia,' by Alumni Will Screen at Multiple Festivals
Our Albertinia, written and directed by alumna Chantel Clark '18 and produced by Clark, Morgan Ackley '18 and Sarah Kate Fenelon '18, will screen at three film festivals this month.read more
Alumnus Matthew C. Wilson '13 in Two Group Exhibits this Winter
This winter, alumnus Matthew C. Wilson ’13 has artwork in two group exhibits—one in Belgium, the other in the Netherlands.read more
Alumna Afia Atakora '16 Conjures The South Through the Healing Arts
For alumna Afia Atakora ’16, the 9-month “fever dream” that birthed her novel Conjure Women, written for her master thesis, is now going to be published in the US by Penguin Books.read more
Sound Art Alumna Lemon Guo '18 Completes Residency at Headlands Center for the Arts
This year, sound art alumna Lemon Guo ’18 was an artist in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Sophie Shen.read more