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.
Sound Art Alumna Lemon Guo '18 Completes Residency at Headlands Center for the Arts
This year, sound art alumna Lemon Guo ’18 was an artist in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Sophie Shen.read more
Two Films by Alumnus Tanuj Chopra '06 Featured on The 'LA Times' List of Best Asian American Films
Two films by alumnus Tanuj Chopra ‘06, Punching at the Sun and Chee and T have been named on the LA Times list of “The 20 best Asian American films of the last 20 years.”read more
Alumna Meghan Daum '96 Addresses the State of Our Disunion in 'The Problem with Everything'
Reflexive political correctness, the often toxic fallout from social media, progressive enforcers of “proper” thinking, the cult of “weaponized victimhood,” are some of the topics social critic and personal essayist alumna Meghan Daum ’96 focuses on in her recently released The Problem with Everythiread more
Recent Acting Alumna Dawn Clements '19 joins 'Pride and Prejudice'
Acting Alumna Dawn Elizabeth Clements ’19 will play Lydia in the Long Wharf Theatre’s upcoming production of Pride and Prejudice. This new adaptation by Kate Hamill is directed by Jess McLeod. Clements most recently starred as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Classical Theatre of Harlem.read more
Recent Alumna Hinda Weiss '19 with Solo Photography Exhibit in Germany
From Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, recent alumna Hinda Weiss ’19 will have a solo show in Basis Projektraum, in Frankfurt, Germany.read more