CalArts alumnx are eligible for a number of benefits and resources. 

In addition to these year-round opportunities below, we frequently share time-sensitive benefits and resources such as ticket discounts, access to special events, fellowships, and grants *exclusively* through our e-newsletter, The Network. If you are not subscribed to The Network, you can opt in here.

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If you have a discount or benefit that you can offer please fill out this form and we'll be in touch! 


Benefits

Discount REDCAT Memberships

CalArts alumnx are eligible for a 20% discount on all membership levels (Friends and above), including REDCAT Circle memberships. Perks include:

  • 20% off ticket purchases (up to 2 tickets for each event)
  • Priority early access to tickets for popular events
  • Advance ticketing for select shows
  • Members-only advance notification of REDCAT season
  • Subscription to the REDCAT Member monthly e-newsletter
  • REDCAT season brochure mailed to your home
  • Invitations to select gallery opening night receptions

Join today!

Save up to 55% on Hotels

Save up to 55% on hotels all over the world with HotelStorm. Refundable and nonrefundable rates are offered; check the individual hotel listings. Contact alumnx@calarts.edu for our CalArts discount code.

Save up to 20% on Airport Parking

Save up to 20% on any of CheapAirportParking's partner lots across the U.S. No other proof of credentials are needed at lots and no restrictions or black-out dates. Contact alumnx@calarts.edu for our CalArts discount code.

 Attraction Tickets

Tickets for the following attractions are available online:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood ($85 for regular season pass): available at https://ushtix.com/calarts
  • Great Works Perks (for various attractions, products, and stores)
Discounts to the following attractions are available through the Cashier in Accounting on campus at CalArts, which you can visit during the school year Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm or during the summer Monday-Thursday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.

  • Hurricane Harbor ($25.99 Adult)
  • Regal/Edwards/United Artists Movie Theatres ($8.50)
  • Sea World ($60 Adults and Children); single day tickets only

20% Discount on Creative Space Rental at Thymele Arts

Thymele Arts is a performing arts co-working space in Hollywood offering collaborative workspaces for LA artists, designers and arts managers. It is a membership-driven live event community that provides members access to rehearsal rooms, meeting space, private desks, studios, and event space for the development of new work. 

Alumnx John Henningsen '15 launched Thymele Arts in 2017. You can access the "CalArts Mafia" discount in the room reservation form.  

50% off Backstage for a 6-month trial subscription

Backstage offers two exclusive benefits for CalArts students and alumnx.

  • Filmmakers and content creators: Visit backstage.com/calarts to sign up for a free casting account with access to state-of-the-art tools for finding talent for your productions. And use code CALARTSCAST to post casting calls for free.
  • Actors and performers: Visit backstage.com/accounts/offer/calarts/ to sign up for a premium Backstage.com subscription, which includes the ability to apply for an unlimited number of casting calls; professional profile; industry resources; and more. Contact alumnx@calarts.edu for our discount code to receive a six-month trial subscription and the option to auto-renew 50% off the regular price.

Save 10% on Large Format Printing Products & Services

The Foam Core Print website offers a wide range of large format printing products and services from foam board printing, gator board prints, canvas wraps, posters, vinyl and mesh banners, many vinyl graphic applications and more. Contact alumnx@calarts.edu for our CalArts discount code.  

CalArtian Benefit: Printing Discounts

  • Stacey Hauge Printing: 10% discount for students, faculty, and alumnx. In order to receive the discount just ask at Stacey Hauge and let them know when you attended Cal Arts. Stacey Hauge Printing Website
  • Oubly: 20% discount for alumnx.  Contact us at alumnx@calarts.edu for the discount code. Oubly Website

CalArtian Discount: Formal Attire

  • Need formal wear for a gig, performance or event? The Black Tux provides modern suit and tuxedo rentals that can be ordered online and delivered for free. Accurate sizing in 5 minutes without a tape measure.  Contact us at alumnx@calarts.edu for the discount code for $20 off.  The Black Tux Website

15% off Drive Data Recovery

Drive Data Recovery is staffed with expert technicians in recovering data from desktop/laptop hard drives and SSD's, RAID arrays, servers, mobile phones, tablets and USB storage devices. In addition to standard no-cost evaluation/diagnostic service, first-time CalArtian clients will receive a 15% discount. Contact alumnx@calarts.edu for our CalArts discount code.

Launchpad

Launchpad helps you successfully boost artistic and professional engagement with your creative work. Providing a platform to engage audiences in funding creative projects, CalArtians receive free guidance from a Launchpad associate. Use a proven entrepreneurial approach to build meaningful relationships with fans and launch a career in the arts. Brought to you by ArtistShare, the only web-based artistic funding site with 10 Grammy awards and 29 nominations. Launch your creative projects or engage with fellow CalArtian projects here.

VerisArt

VerisArt offers CalArtians free VIP access to the world’s leading platform to safeguard artworks and collectibles. VerisArt helps artists and collectors protect their art via certification, provenance and registry services. Whether you need to track copyright or secure title, Verisart can help. Just email info@verisart.com and reference “CalArts” in the subject line to receive your unique invitation.




Professional Development Resources

Alumnx Council Grants

Alumnx Council Grants are a way for the Institute to give back to alumnx artists through seed funding to lead projects, events and happenings that promote the alumni community’s sense of connection, collaboration, inclusion and impact on the arts. Proposals that are collaborative, experimental, reflecting our community’s diversity, and involving the participation of multiple alumnx are encouraged. This initiative values the partnership between CalArts, the alumnx community, and the Alumnx Council. 

Grants may be applied toward expenses such as, but not limited to, production, equipment, rentals, supplies, hospitality, printing, promotions etc. Proposed projects should be open to/shareable with the alumnx community; weblinks, prints, exhibits, RSVP and/or registration (for events) are allowable and recommended for applicable projects. The goal is for the end product to be accessible to the alumnx community.

Ten grants of $250 each were awarded in the 2017-18 year. These grants are funded by the Office of Alumnx Engagement via the CalArts Fund, the primary vehicle by which alumni support their schools, scholarships, students and initiatives like this. 

The Next Alumnx Council Grant Application Deadline will be in Fall of 2018.

Alumnx Council Grant Application

To lend your support to the CalArts Fund, which helps to contribute to initiatives like the Alumnx Council Grants, click on the button below:

Give to the CalArts Fund

Peer Knowledge Share Workshops 

We welcome you to share your expertise on a particular topic with fellow CalArtians. Past topics include how to pitch your script, social media for artists, and maintaining your creative vision while managing professional relationships. 

Workshops are presented on a volunteer basis and are hosted in Los Angeles or virtually. Presentations run 45 minutes with an additional 15-30 minutes for Q & A. Your workshop may be live streamed or recorded to share with the CalArts community. The Alumnx Office presents 2-4 Peer Knowledge Share Workshops a year and will move forward with complete submissions that best fit the needs and requests of the community.

Submit Your Presentation Idea

For additional professional development resources visit Career Services. Bookmark their Grants & Fellowships page.


General Resources

Library Privileges

CalArts alumnx are eligible for library borrowing privileges for a one-time fee of $100. Pick up forms at the Alumnx Office or at the Library Circulation Desk. For more information on Library resources and policies, please visit their site.

Information on CalArts Film Services are available on the Library's site. Details on reference requests, viewing materials and reproducing materials in CalArts Library are available online as well.

Lifelong Email

CalArts students and alumnx utilize their CalArts email account for as long as they wish. If you were enfolled before the proliferation of email, you may need an account to be created; otherwise a simple password reset may be all that is necessary.

In both cases, please fill out the Alumnx Email Request form. Once completed, an Information Technology ticket will be submitted on your behalf. We will match your information with our records and you'll be on your way to your @alum.calarts.edu account in no time!