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.
Theatre Alumnus Marc Atkinson '16 Awarded the 2020 Gate Bursary
Theatre Alumnus Marc Atkinson '16 Awarded the 2020 Gate BursaryOctober 23, 2020
The award facilitates the development of new work both at the theatre and remotely. Atkinson will receive institutional support during a year-long residency.read more
19 Visual Arts Alumni Featured in 'Minorly Magical' Exhibition at K&P Gallery
19 Visual Arts Alumni Featured in 'Minorly Magical' Exhibition at K&P GalleryOctober 21, 2020
Minorly Magical will run from October 15 to October 22, 2020.read more
'Stella For Star,' Co-Written and Directed by Alumni Available on Filmatique
'Stella For Star,' Co-Written and Directed by Alumni Available on FilmatiqueOctober 19, 2020
Shot in New Orleans in 2018, Stella for Star follows Dr. Marcy Later (Robin Weingert) who has devoted her life and career to nuclear fusion, a long-proposed but never realized renewable energy solution for climate change.read more
Alumnae Raluca Albu '18 and Sasha von Oldershausen '19 Center for Fiction 2020 NYC Emerging Writer Fellows
Alumnae Raluca Albu '18 and Sasha von Oldershausen '19 Center for Fiction 2020 NYC Emerging Writer FellowsOctober 16, 2020
The coveted Emerging Writer Fellowship, now in its tenth year, "offers grants, editorial mentorship, and other opportunities to early-career NYC-based practitioners who are at a critical moment in their development as fiction writers."read more
Conversations with Artists in Art Getting Art: Kamari Carter
Conversations with Artists in Art Getting Art: Kamari CarterJuly 10, 2020
Kamari Carter ’19 is a recent graduate of the Sound Art program. Here, we talk about the dedication of space to work and play, creative freedom during a pandemic, and DJing as a subset of sound art.read more