Arts Initiative

Discover joy, reflection, and connection through the arts.

Three women gather to chat while at an arts event

Since 2004, the Arts Initiative has connected Columbians with incredible arts experiences on campus and with the larger arts landscape of New York City. The Arts Initiative enhances and promotes the vibrant arts community at Columbia, and offers programs in a range of price points, starting at free, so that every Columbia student can find an arts opportunity that is accessible to

Experiences are inclusive of a wide-ranging arts audience, all of whom can enjoy enriching experiences and go deeper, at varying levels of engagement. Programs offer many types of visual and performing arts experiences for different tastes, including musical theater, classical music, dance, varied art museums and galleries, and movie tickets. The Arts Initiative facilitates experiencing everything from the classics to brand new works, from professional productions to student productions.