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.
Alumna Diane Cook ’12 Longlisted for 2020 Man Booker Prize
Alumna Diane Cook ’12 Longlisted for 2020 Man Booker PrizeJuly 30, 2020
The Booker judges described Cook's The New Wilderness as “wonderfully imagined and written… A tense future-shock novel that’s also a tender exploration of a mother-daughter relationship under extreme pressure.”read more
Alumna Gethsemane Herron-Coward '19 Finalist for Samuel French’s 2020 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
Alumna Gethsemane Herron-Coward '19 Finalist for Samuel French’s 2020 Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalJuly 28, 2020
Herron-Coward’s play, The Falling Man was inspired by Richard Drew's famous shot of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:41am during the September 11th attacks in New York City.read more
First Feature by Alumna Julia Kots ‘08 Acquired by 1091 Pictures
First Feature by Alumna Julia Kots ‘08 Acquired by 1091 PicturesJuly 28, 2020
The film, Inez, Doug and Kira, will be released across all digital platforms this fall.read more
'Romance Tropical' by Mónica Félix '20 Showing Online
'Romance Tropical' by Mónica Félix '20 Showing OnlineJuly 27, 2020
According to Félix, Romance Tropical is “a photography and video project based on the black and white enigma of a lost Puerto Rican film, colonial romance, and the color technology that frames it.”read more