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 Ashley Tata '12 Launches 'Mad Forest' Online
Mad Forest is a co-production of Theater for a New Audience and the Fisher Center at Bard College.read more
Alumna Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin in two shows in Hong Kong and Beijing
Visual Arts Alumna Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin ’15 currently has works in two galleries: How Do We Begin at X Museum in Beijing, China, and Next Act: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong at Hong Kong’s Asia Society.read more
Writers in Collaboration: A Model Writer
'Chosen' by Alumni To Screen at SeriesFest's Virtual Film Festival
Chosen tells the story of a young Hasidic woman living in Brooklyn who discovers a dark family secret after the disappearance of her father and the return of her estranged uncle.read more
'All at Once' and 'Will You Be There?' Online Shows During COVID-19
Two Columbia artists are featured in All at Once, an online exhibit hosted by the Fridman Gallery in New York. Adjunct professor Tamar Ettun and current Sound Art student Julian Day both have work in this group exhibition.read more