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.
Adjunct faculty member Leigh Silverman won an Obie for Sustained Excellence in Directing and alumna Heather Alicia Simms ‘96 won an Obie for Performance in two plays by faculty member Lynn Nottage at Signature Theatre.read more
Seven Columbia Faculty and Alumni Awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowships
Seven Columbia faculty members and alumni were recently named 2019 Guggenheim Fellows.read more
Alumnus Aaron Hamburger '01 Publishes New Novel 'Nirvana is Here'
Fiction alumnus Aaron Hamburger '01 has a new novel, Nirvana is Here, available through Three Rooms Press.read more
Alumna Marin Sardy '13 to Release Debut Memoir 'The Edge of Every Day'
Nonfiction alumna Marin Sardy '13 releases her debut memoir, The Edge of Every Day, on May 21, 2019 through Penguin Random House.read more