About CAA Arts Access

A program of the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), Arts Access is a hub — for experiences, for insider access, for discovery.

We connect artists, scholars, producers, and audiences through dynamic programs and resources.  

Membership is free and open to all alumni.   

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    This year two Columbia professors recently won Pulitzer Prizes for their groundbreaking contributions to the arts. Hilton Als, Associate Professor of Writing at Columbia University School of the Arts...


Groundbreaking Mental Health Documentary Screening at Anthology Film Archive as Part of Global Release

HEALING VOICES, a social action documentary about mental health, will be screening at Anthology Film Archive (32 2nd Avenue) starting at 3:30pm on Saturday, May 13.  The event is part of a global initiative entitled "Recovering Community" which includes nearly 100 screenings worldwide starting late April and continuing through late June, which mark the home video release of the controversial, award-winning film.  The screening in New York is sponsored locally by Columbia Alumni Association Arts Access, East Side Institute, ISPS, Hearing Voices NY, and #EmergingProud, and will be followed by a LiveStream panel Q&A including producers and subjects of the film, and members of the local mental health and peer support communities.

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Columbia Alumni Filmmakers' Screening of AWOL May 19-25

The AWOL Team is pleased to announce film screenings on May 19 - May 25 at the IFP Media Center. AWOL, directed by Deb Shoval '03SOA and produced by LA Teodosio '15SOA, Jessica Caldwell '12SOA and Michel Merkt, premiered in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016.  The film has received support from IFP, The Jerome Foundation, Frameline, Film Independent, US Works in Progress Paris, Tribeca Film Institute and Women In Film.  AWOL was rep’d by ICM and will be distributed by The Orchard. 

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