Arts Initiative at Columbia University
The Arts Initiative at Columbia University is dedicated to making the arts a meaningful part of every Columbian’s experience. Founded in 2004, our diverse programs encourage students, faculty, and staff to experience the creative life of the campus, engage the cultural riches of New York City and the wider world, and create arts and performance. Under the auspices of the Arts Initiative, Columbia students, faculty, and staff attend cultural events across New York City, benefit from ticket discounts and subsidies, and connect with each other through our vibrant arts programming. Our programs benefit from engagement with Columbia’s world-class faculty, especially those of the School of the Arts, of which the Arts Initiative is a part. At its core, the Arts Initiative creates and facilitates opportunities for cross-disciplinary exchange and is integral to the fabric of campus life.