Alumnus ektor garcia '16 in First Solo Exhibit, 'Oax.D.F.L.A.N.O.H.K' Read more

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.

Alumni News

Theatre

Ito Aghayere '12 Plays Young Guinan in ‘Star Trek: Picard’

Ito Aghayere '12 Plays Young Guinan in ‘Star Trek: Picard’

May 19, 2022

Acting alumna Ito Aghayere ’12 plays Young Guinan in Star Trek: Picard. The role of Guinan was originated by Whoopi Goldberg who would often share the screen with Patrick Stewart’s character. Now, in this series, Aghayere takes over the role as the younger version of Goldberg’s character. 

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Film

Alumni Come Together to Establish the Endowed Bobby Kashif Cox '12 Memorial Scholarship

Alumni Come Together to Establish the Endowed Bobby Kashif Cox '12 Memorial Scholarship

May 17, 2022

Screenwriting alumnus Bobby Kashif Cox '12 tragically lost his life to colon cancer in 2017 at the age of 33. During his time in the Film MFA program at the School of the Arts, Cox touched many lives. His tight-knit group of classmates remember him in particular for his joy and perseverance.

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Visual Arts

American Art Abounding: Columbia Artists Stand Out at the 80th Whitney Biennial

American Art Abounding: Columbia Artists Stand Out at the 80th Whitney Biennial

May 6, 2022

As a celebration of contemporary American art, the Whitney Biennial is the longest-running exhibition of its kind. This 80th edition accounts for the multifarious politics, precarity, and beauty of the present moment. The exhibition is open to the public, and will run until September 2022.

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Writing

Alumna E.J. Koh '13 Joins the Writers Room Behind Apple TV+'s 'Pachinko'

Alumna E.J. Koh '13 Joins the Writers Room Behind Apple TV+'s 'Pachinko'

May 11, 2022

Pachinko is an adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s bestselling novel of the same name. The book is a sweeping saga that chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations as they leave their homeland in an indomitable quest to survive and thrive.

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Sound Arts

Alumnus Nolan Lem '15 Featured in Solo Show

Alumnus Nolan Lem '15 Featured in Solo Show

April 5, 2022

Sound Art alumnus Nolan Lem ‘15 is featured in a solo show, Surface Song, at Eks-Rummet Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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