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 Déa Kulumbegashvili '18 Wins FIPRESCI Prize at 45th Annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Alumna Déa Kulumbegashvili '18 Wins FIPRESCI Prize at 45th Annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)September 21, 2020
The FIPRESCI Priz was awarded to alumna Déa Kulumbegashvili '18 for her debut feature film, Beginning.read more
Alumnus Cyrée Jarelle Johnson '19 Wins 2020 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship
Alumnus Cyrée Jarelle Johnson '19 Wins 2020 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry FellowshipSeptember 18, 2020
This prestigious award carries a monetary prize of $25,800, making it one of the largest awards available to young poets in the United States.read more
'One Second Per Second' by Alumna and Professor Dana Lok '15 on Display at PAGE (NYC)
'One Second Per Second' by Alumna and Professor Dana Lok '15 on Display at PAGE (NYC)September 18, 2020
Lok’s series of paintings explores the heavy complexity inherent in the metaphor “time takes up space.”read more
Docu-Play about the Pandemic Premieres with Alumna Janelle Caso '17 as Stage Manager
Docu-Play about the Pandemic Premieres with Alumna Janelle Caso '17 as Stage ManagerSeptember 3, 2020
Crafted from first hand interviews with New York City medical first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Line is a documentary play that explores the lived experiences of frontline medical workers in New York as they battle to save lives in a system built to serve the bottom line.read more
Conversations with Artists in Art Getting Art: Kamari Carter
Conversations with Artists in Art Getting Art: Kamari CarterJuly 10, 2020
Kamari Carter ’19 is a recent graduate of the Sound Art program. Here, we talk about the dedication of space to work and play, creative freedom during a pandemic, and DJing as a subset of sound art.read more