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.
Soon After First Light: Lincoln Michel
Soon After First Light: Lincoln MichelJanuary 15, 2021
Soon After First Light is a series where we talk craft, process, and pandemic with Columbia's accomplished writing professors. Here, we talk with Adjunct Assistant Professor and alumnus Lincoln Michel '07 about the idea generation, writing exercises, and making sure to finish things.read more
Five Columbia Artists Featured in ‘100 Drawings from Now’
Five Columbia Artists Featured in ‘100 Drawings from Now’January 12, 2021
The exhibition “provides a snapshot of artistic production during a period of profound global unrest that has resulted from the ongoing health and economic crises, as well as a surge of activism in response to systemic racism, social injustice, and police brutality in the United States,” according tread more
Two Alumni Films Premiere at Slamdance 2021
Two Alumni Films Premiere at Slamdance 2021January 11, 2021
Comforter, written and directed by Cameron Bruce Nelson '20, produced by Katya Skakun '20, and shot by Waleed Alqahtani will premiere in the Narrative Shorts Program, and Me To Play, a documentary feature produced and directed by Jim Bernfield '01, and shot by Saro Varjabedian '13 will preread more
Alumni Johnny Lloyd '20 and Max Mondi '18 in The Tank's 'Rule of 7x7'
Alumni Johnny Lloyd '20 and Max Mondi '18 in The Tank's 'Rule of 7x7'December 16, 2020
Rule of 7x7 is an ongoing series that presents seven new short plays by seven writers.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