Alumni Affairs

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.

Alumni News

February 06, 2023

Multiple Theatre Alumni Work on 'Baby Jessica's Well-Made Play'

Baby Jessica’s Well-Made Play, written by Dramaturgy alumnus Philip Santos Schaffer ’18, is currently running at Pipeline Theatre Company. Dramaturgy alumna and Theatre staff member Anna Woodruff ’18 serves as the dramaturg for the production, and both Schaffer and Theatre Management & Producing alumna Natalie Gershtein ’15 are co-directors of Pipeline Theatre Company.

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