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 Films Screen at 2021 Tallahassee Film Festival, Kevin Contento ’18 Wins for 'The Conference of Birds'
Columbia Films Screen at 2021 Tallahassee Film Festival, Kevin Contento ’18 Wins for 'The Conference of Birds'September 22, 2021
The Conference of the Birds by alumnus Kevin Contento ’18 was awarded both the Directors’ Choice Award and the Audience Choice Award at the 2021 Tallahassee Film Festival.read more
Alumna Daphne Palasi Andreades ’19 Wins O. Henry Prize, Published in ‘The Best Short Stories 2021’
Alumna Daphne Palasi Andreades ’19 Wins O. Henry Prize, Published in ‘The Best Short Stories 2021’September 22, 2021
Anchor Books recently published The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners, a twenty-story collection which includes “Brown Girls” by alumna Daphne Palasi Andreades ’19.read more
Rory McGregor ’17 Assistant Directs ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ on Broadway
Rory McGregor ’17 Assistant Directs ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ on BroadwaySeptember 17, 2021
Alumnus Rory McGregor ’17 is assisting Academy and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes in his production of The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway this season.read more
Kamari Carter ’19 and Julian Day '20 in Group Exhibition ‘Edge of Light’
Kamari Carter ’19 and Julian Day '20 in Group Exhibition ‘Edge of Light’December 14, 2020
Their collaborative piece, "BLISSVILLE," is now being shown in a dark space group exhibition that features 13 artists that all experiment with light and image-making.read more