Chapters and Ambassadors

You are never far away from CalArts. CalArts alumnx volunteers act as Ambassadors to the Institute around the globe, connecting and engaging their local communities. Our alumnx leaders and the Alumnx and Family Engagement team facilitate opportunities for you to meet, network, and collaborate with fellow CalArtians wherever you are, whether you are a local or a visitor. 

When groups of Ambassadors in geographic proximity to one another come together as leaders, we call those regional groups Chapters. Chapters and Ambassadors work with the Office of Alumnx and Family Engagement to curate, create, and host events, programs, and initiatives that benefit, strengthen, and support fellow alumnx.

If you would like to volunteer to join the rockstar ranks of our existing community of alumnx leaders, get in touch with our Director, Harmony Frederick at

Current Active Chapters:

Ongoing Alumnx Ambassador Partnerships

  • Alumnx Night at the Bijou: on-campus hosted screenings of alumnx films
  • Ambassador Hour: alumnx ambassadors and families host incoming students and their families for a reception during Move-In weekend, welcoming and celebrating with new faces, fielding their questions about the CalArts experience
  • CalArts Weekend: alumnx ambassadors take part in festivities, welcoming and recruiting registrants and featured artists for the Institute's annual homecoming weekend on campus
  • Care Calls: annual calls made by alumnx ambassadors to congratulate graduates and speak with them about post-CalArts aspirations, projects, questions, and reflections
  • Grads of Last Decade (GOLD) event and Open Seasonal multimedia open mic: annual gathering with alumnx ambassadors as hosts; gathers recent graduates for a multimedia open mic and gallery gathering for alumnx to network and celebrate as well as showcase and share their projects with peers
  • Graduating Students' Dinner: annual gathering with alumnx ambassadors as hosts; dinner celebration on campus that celebrates, congratulates, and inducts graduating students into the alumnx association (membership is automatic and free of charge to all CalArts graduates)
  • Holiday Market: alumnx ambassadors take part as vendors or attendees, welcoming and recruiting registrants, attendees, and featured artists for this annual pop-up shop market on campus

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  • New events are announced in The Network newsletter on Thursdays as well is in our weekly events digest on Fridays. Check your inbox for the latest updates.