Alumnx and current students pose during the 2019 CalArts Weekend, our annual homecoming. Back: Eloy Neira (MFA 16, MA 19), Martin Velez (MFA 16), Pablo Leñero (BFA 19), David Velazco (BFA Candidate), Emilia Desiré Moscoso Borja (MFA 19). Front: Diana Soto Teixeira (MFA 19), Susana Pineda Correa (MFA Candidate), Kevin McClellan (MFA Candidate), Johnny Miguel (BFA Candidate). Alumnx and current students pose during the 2019 CalArts Weekend, our annual homecoming.

Alumnx Services

CalArts provides alumnx with wide-ranging support aimed at fostering professional development through training, funding, events, grants, mentorship programs, discounts, and other perks. The list below outlines services and programs available for you. If you have any questions, please contact us at 661-222-2742 or

Benefits—More than 20 perks are available for alumnx, including discounts for REDCAT membership, rental car fees, and lifelong CalArts e-mail.

Events—On campus and throughout the world, including our annual homecoming, CalArts Weekend.

Funding—Alumnx Council Seed Grants reward artists with seed funding for projects and happenings that promote alumnx community connection, collaboration, inclusion, and impact on the arts.

Leadership—The Alumnx Council selects Seed Grant awardees twice a year and supports graduates with other initiatives and resources. Regional Chapter leaders represent the alumnx community as event coordinators, hosts, and ambassadors of the Institute and Office of Alumnx & Family Engagement.

Mentorship Program—Individuals starting careers are paired with fellow alumnx who are already navigating similar professional paths. The program cycle runs June through November.

The Network—Our biweekly newsletter reports on events, resources, and opportunities.

Professional Development Workshops—Presentations on essential skill-building topics including tax preparation, grant writing, budgeting, copyright issues, social media, marketing, pitching scripts, and balancing professional relationships and politics.

Social Media—Share your project updates with more than 3,500 alumnx following CalArts on Facebook as well as 2,500 CalArts grads who belong to our LinkedIn group.


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Instagram: @calartsalumni

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