The Artists’ Resource Center (ARC) 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.


Students and alumni can log into the ARC with their UNI and password. If you need to reset your password, you can do so using this link.

Emergency Grants and Additional Resources

Please click here for a list of resources as well as information on how the ARC can help School of the Arts students and alumni.

ARC Appointments

Need help applying for a residency? An extra pair of eyes to look over your resume or grant proposal? ARC Fellows have assisted many School of the Arts students and alumni in financing artistic ventures and funding their education. Schedule an appointment (in person or by phone) by filling out this online appointment request form.

Workshops and Events

The ARC hosts a number of professional development workshops and events throughout the year. Past events include:


- How to Research Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships and Project Funds

- Basic Grant Writing

- Resume Development for Arts-related, Academic and “Day” Job Searches

- Interviewing Skills

- Life Skills 101: Medical Insurance, Rental Insurance, and Legal Services

- Media Networking Night

- Alumni Artist Panels