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.
Columbia Filmmakers Head to the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival
Columbia Filmmakers Head to the 2018 Toronto International Film FestivalAugust 22, 2018
The Toronto International Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages and backgrounds.read more
Alumnus Christopher Kondrich '08 Wins National Poetry Series
Alumnus Christopher Kondrich '08 Wins National Poetry SeriesSeptember 17, 2018
Writing alumnus Christopher Kondrich '08 has had his second collection of poetry, Valuing, selected by Jericho Brown as a winner of the National Poetry Series.read more
Alumna Pirronne Yousefzadeh '09 Joins Senior Leadership Team at Geva Theatre
Alumna Pirronne Yousefzadeh '09 Joins Senior Leadership Team at Geva TheatreSeptember 14, 2018
Alumna Pirronne Yousefzadeh '09 was announced as the Director Of Engagement/Associate Artistic Director at the Geva Theatre Center, the leading professional theatre in Rochester, NY.read more
Poetry alumni Laura Romeyn '14 and Catherine Pond '13 were recently named winners of the Poetry Society of America’s prestigious Chapbook Fellowship.read more