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 Win Big at Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals 2019
Sundance awards ceremony took place earlier this month marking the culmination of its 2019 Festival, where 121 feature-length and 73 short films were screened, selected from over 14,000 submissions, and several Columbia filmmakers were among the winners.read more
Writing alumna Jennifer Sears '05 received a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Prose and a 2018 Artists Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).read more
Alumna Ari Braverman '17 Releases Debut Novel in July
Fiction alumna Ari Braverman '17 announces her first book, The Ballad of Big Feeling, acquired by Melville House is scheduled for publication July 9, 2019.read more
Alumna Cati Bestard ‘18 in Solo Exhibition at Ulterior Gallery
Visual Arts alumna Cati Bestard '18 has her first solo exhibition at Ulterior Gallery in New York City, entitled decrease, running through March 2, 2019.read more