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.
La MaMa's 'The Trojan Women Project' Features Columbia Theatre Makers
La MaMa’s brought back Professor Andrei Serban’s and Elizabeth Swados’ groundbreaking The Trojan Women Project in a production featuring Columbia alumni Kim Ima ’96, Julia Martin ’96, George Drance ’98, and La MaMa’s artistic director Mia Yoo ’98.read more
Seven Columbia Artists Featured in Group Exhibition in Pasadena
Keith Mayerson’s Friends and Family exhibit at the Peter Mendenhall Gallery in Pasadena, CA features seven artists from Columbia University: Marc Handelman '03, Dana Schutz '02, Jesse Bransford '00, Esteban Cabeza de Baca '14 (Faculty), David Humphrey (Mentor), Bea Parsons '12, and Heidi Howard '14.read more
32 Columbia Filmmakers Head to Park City for 2020 Sundance & Slamdance
With the start of the new year, comes the 35th edition of the Sundance Film Festival. The first major player on the festival circuit takes place January 23 to February 2. Seven films by Columbia filmmakers including writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, etc.read more
'The Exhibition of Persephone Q,' by Alumna Jessi Jezewska Stevens '18 Coming in 2020
Alumna Jessi Jezewska Stevens '18 will publish her debut novel The Exhibition of Persephone Q with Farrar, Straus and Giroux this March.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