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.
Film Alumni and Current Student Selected at New York Film Festival's Artist Academy
Film Alumni and Current Student Selected at New York Film Festival's Artist AcademyOctober 15, 2018
Film Alumni Barbara Cigarroa '18, Ellie Foumbi ‘17 and current student Johnson Cheng were selected at this year’s New York Film Festival’s Artist Academy.read more
Acting alumna Hope Salas ’98 wrote and stars in Hope a new play that opened in September and is directed by acting alumna Erika Latta ’97.read more
Alumna Anna Rabinowitz '90 Presents Show Adapted From Poetry Collection
Alumna Anna Rabinowitz '90 Presents Show Adapted From Poetry CollectionOctober 11, 2018
Poetry alumna Anna Rabinowitz '90 will be presenting a hybrid music-theater event of Words on the Street, her latest book published in 2016 by Tupelo Press.read more
'Life and Nothing More,' by Alumnus Antonio Mendez Esparza '08, Winner of the Independent Spirit Award Releases Theatrically This month
'Life and Nothing More,' by Alumnus Antonio Mendez Esparza '08, Winner of the Independent Spirit Award Releases Theatrically This monthOctober 4, 2018
UPDATE: Life and Nothing More opens in New York on Oct. 24th (Film Forum) and Oct. 26th in LA and SF followed by a national release via CFI Releasing.read more