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.
‘Griddlecakes’ by Alumna Jenessa Abrams ‘17 Serves up a Great Story
Fiction alumna Jenessa Abrams ’17 is having a great year.read more
Recent Alumnus Vikram Divecha '19 Featured in Group Exhibit
In Dubai, the Jameel Arts Centre’s first group exhibit, Second Hand, draws from their collection to explore materiality in contemporary art practice. Work from recent alumnus Vikram Divecha ’19 is featured.read more
'Sister Amiee' by Columbia Filmmakers Released Worldwide
Sister Aimee, co-written and co-directed by alumni Marie Schlingmann ’16 and Samantha Buck ’16 had its theatrical debut at the Village East Cinema in New York and at the Laemmle Glendale in Los Angeles last week before its digital release on October 1st.read more
Theatrical Outfit Names Alumnus Matt Torney ’09 Artistic Director
Theatrical Outfit, a Theatre based in Atlanta, GA, has named Directing alumnus Matt Torney ’09 its new Artistic Director.read more