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.

Alumni News

'Panopticon' by Alumnus George Sikharulidze '17 Selected For TorinoFilmLab's ScriptLab

Panopticon, a feature length screenplay written by George Sikharulidze '17, has been selected for the TorinoFilmLab's 2019 ScriptLab, an initiative focused on the development of fiction feature film scripts in early development stage.

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Alumna Jennifer Cody Epstein '03 Set to Release New Novel 'Wunderland'

Alumna Jennifer Cody Epstein '03 Set to Release New Novel 'Wunderland'

Wunderland, a new novel by Fiction alumna Jennifer Cody Epstein '03, will be released April 23, 2019 through Penguin Random House's Crown Publishing.

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Acting Alumnus David Fierro '11 Cast in 'Tommy,' a New Drama Pilot for CBS

Acting alumnus David Fierro '11 best known for his role in The Knick will be a series regular in the new CBS drama Tommy.

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Alumna Sola Fasehun '15 Selected For 4th Annual Industry Academy

Alumna Sola Fasehun ‘15 was recently selected to participate in the 4th Annual Industry Academy organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Locarno Film Festival.

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